The neighbor denied wrongdoing and blames his contractor. I hired a Surveyor to prove the fence was on my property and now I want to get him to pay for it.
answered on Mar 28, 2023
You will need to hire an attorney to file a Boundary Dispute. If you do not, then you will acquiesce to the new fence line as the boundary between the two adjacent properties despite the two legal descriptions. I doubt that you will be awarded any money, but you risk losing land.
My neighbor had a contractor build a fence on our property line and says it's not his fault if it's on my property. Says he did not need to survey because the contractor is licensed and bonded and can't break the law. I hired a surveyor and proved the fence is on my property and now... Read more »
answered on Mar 27, 2023
The property owner is ultimately liable for their fence and where it was placed. They may have a claim against the contractor if the contractor was supposed to verify the boundary, but I have never seen a fence contractor take responsibility for the survey or location.
There are a lot of... Read more »
No notice. I've lived here 30 yrs. She thinks that violating me is her rite. The house needs to be cleaned but we can do it together.What are the laws with sailing a home wear a mentally disabled person has lived their whole life. Does that person have any rights?
answered on Mar 24, 2023
You may want to file an Action for a Sale For Partition.
Also, will the house be assessed at the time of my death so he won’t have to pay capital gains taxes, if he sells it?
answered on Dec 31, 2022
The answer to your first question is yes, but ONLY IF the proper deed is executed and recorded. There are several types of deeds in Washington, so please consult an attorney who can explain the differences, so you can decide what is best for you and your partner.
The answer to the second... Read more »
The Original was also lost by the Seller, is the contract still enforceable, if we're having a dispute?
The original was signed by Buyer only (Promissory Note, not Note); and the Amendment to the Promissory Note was signed by both the Buyer and Seller.
Enforceable? Any rules... Read more »
answered on Nov 14, 2022
The buyer is the one that has to sign as the notemaker. The amendment is probably an agreed modification between the maker and the holder. It should be enforceable unless you have busted the SOL.
I am writing on behalf of my brother’s family.
Their rental is on a well. Main well dried up -they are on the backup well - located up the hill. The water comes out of a uncovered tube. They’ve complained to their landlords & were told the water is fine -they won’t fix or drill a... Read more »
answered on Nov 11, 2022
A Washington attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. You chose the correct categories to post under - landlord-tenant and personal injury. Those are the types of attorneys who would have insight into this. As a starting point, your brother could consult with a... Read more »
Auction was on aug.5th and I believe sold for 186,000 over what was owed .I am still in the house because without the money I have no cash to move and no where to go
answered on Aug 27, 2022
Obtaining these funds may require the services of an attorney, one who is familiar with the surplus funds procedure, who can assess your situation. This process usually involves notice to lien holders and a hearing, so you may want to start that process as soon as possible. Although I am not aware... Read more »
he insists on it being his and is threatening us with legal action and calling the cops saying we're trespassing.
answered on Aug 5, 2022
Hire a very competent WA attorney to file a Boundary Line Action, Quiet Title, Ejectment, etc. Time may be critical because of Acquiesence to a physical boundary.
Should I sign new documents?
answered on Jul 15, 2022
The obvious answer is No... You might even be accused of fraud later.
answered on Jun 20, 2022
That will probably require an Action for Ejectment. If you have not busted the SOL, you will need a very competent WA attorney that handles real property litigation. It will be difficult, expensive, and the Sister will be cross-claimed for Breach of Warranty of Title.
Trying to avoid paying closing cost on 2 different properties and possible capital gains. This is in Washington State, Skagit County.
answered on Mar 21, 2022
If each property has its own parcel number, yes, you can sell them together to one buyer, but they will retain their original parcel numbers. You will need to pay closing costs on both properties. To find out about possible capital gains, you should consult a CPA and they can advise you according... Read more »
For years, then turned over to the Dept of Revenue in Sept of 2020. There's a judgment filed by Chase bank with 0 balance. How do I get my money released to me.
answered on Mar 14, 2022
You will need to contact an attorney who is familiar with this process, someone who can review the status of your claim and petition for release of these funds from the court registry. Through this process, judgment creditors of record (if any) will be notified, after which the funds can be... Read more »
I am the executor and sole beneficiary to my mother's estate. How do I transfer the deed to her house to my daughter?
answered on Feb 26, 2022
Depending on the circumstances, probate may have to be initiated in order to properly transfer the property. A real estate lawyer can prepare a deed and tax affidavit which can then be executed and recorded. You may wish to contact an attorney who practices both real estate and probate to... Read more »
answered on Feb 24, 2022
Start buy using the Find a Lawyer tab above and search for civil rights attorneys in your area----call a few and discuss your matter with them. Good luck.
My neigbor has constructed a chicken coop and a horse stall with fenced grazing area within 100 feet of their own house and mine which is on the first half of their property. Our title specifically prohibits livestock structures within 100 feet of a dwelling and on the first half of the property. I... Read more »
answered on Feb 1, 2022
What your "title" says is irrelevant. If there are restrictive covenants to be enforced, it must be in the title chain that you claim has been violated. I doubt your insurance company insures against such risks, but you will need to read your policy, which deals with your title not... Read more »
answered on Jan 26, 2022
Usually either party can proffer their own version of a proposed judgment. The Judge does not have to use it, but may sign it, especially if there is no opposition from the other side. Sometimes the Judge announces he will draft and enter his own Judgment. Rule 59 Motions can be made to alter... Read more »
The roommate doesn't have a lease or anything in writing. We're concerned she may not leave because she doesn't have the means but we need to be able to access the house to prepare it for sale. We need to know what our rights are as the estate administrators.
answered on Dec 28, 2021
It is your duty as an Estate Fiduciary to file the eviction action for possession of the Beneficiaries' real property. Hire a competent WA attorney to file suit.
answered on Dec 17, 2021
In Washington State, the initial served pleadings generally are not required to be filed or to include attachments. You should consult with an attorney if you have been served as there are important deadlines you should be aware of in order to prevent a default.
I bought a house while married but its only under my name. My spouse signed a quit claim deed during the purchase. If we divorce, do I need to worry about losing the house?
answered on Sep 9, 2021
You should consult with an attorney who can advise you on the complexities of community/separate property and your options when it comes to protecting your interest in the house.
Our neighbor is suing us for cutting down trees on "his" land, which is actually our land. (He is also suing us for a 30 x 330 ft portion of our land by claiming squatters rights as well as emotional damage etc. Its a disaster.) But I thought that if someone cut down trees on your land... Read more »
answered on Sep 7, 2021
Generally, both the land owner and the logger can be held liable under the described circumstances. The issue, however is complex in your case because there is a dispute with your neighbor regarding who is claiming ownership of the property where the trees are located. But, to answer your... Read more »
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