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Q: we bought a property the rental of the land was not included in with the bill of sale do we have to honor the contract?

Nothing was signed by us and we didn't even know it existed. we waited for wheat to be done being harvested and now want to get rid of them so that we can plant our trees.

Nina Whitehurst
Nina Whitehurst answered on Jul 24, 2021

Your question cannot be answered without more information. Is there a written lease agreement? You will need to get a copy of that. Have you tried talking to the tenant about his intentions? Did the seller represent that there were no leases?

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Q: Does a title company have to notify the buyer and seller of a house of any encumbrances they discover prior to closing?

After closing on a home, the county contacted me saying the property lines for the home I just bought are incorrect. After speaking with the county, the title company contacted the county about this issue. However, the title never notified myself or the seller about this issue prior to closing.

Thomas B. Burton
Thomas B. Burton answered on Nov 13, 2020

I would carefully examine your title insurance policy on the home to see if the issue was discovered during the title search and discuss this issue with a real estate litigation attorney in your area. The title company should have run a title search before issuing the title insurance. If the issue... Read more »

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Q: my neighbor has put up a mailbox on my property,can i remove it.

the mail box has been in place for over a year, no livable accommodations on property,he does not live there, it is in the ROW of road, I am wrong by describing him as a neighbor, he is an estranged brother. His daughter who lives in another state owns adjacent property he does not live nearby and... Read more »

Jason Anthony Greller
Jason Anthony Greller answered on May 20, 2020

Generally the law does not afford an aggrieved party the right to self help. In other words, you may not remove the mailbox. You may go to court and ask for an order requiring the neighbor to remove the box.

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Q: I recently purchased a plot of land. It was listed with electric / sewer and lateral into lot.

Our builder just verified with the village that there is no sewer available and we will need a septic, Can I sue the seller to cover the cost of a perk test and septic system?

Thomas B. Burton
Thomas B. Burton answered on Dec 12, 2019

Check the Vacant Land Disclosure Report provided to you by the Seller and see if they listed sewer and septic available in the Seller's Vacant Land Disclosure Report. It should be listed on page 5, under item F(6) of the new Vacant Land Disclosure Report that went into use last year. If they... Read more »

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Q: HOW DO WE MAKE OUR 30 ACRE LAKE INTO A WAKE LAKE. MOTORS ARE ALLOWED BUT IT IS NO WAKE. WE ARE TRYING A WEED CONTROL

We are taking a natural approach to weed control. This once was a wake lake and weeds were not a problem. Once the no wake law was enforced...the weeds came fast and have made useage impossible.

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 9, 2015

How? By going to see a real estate attorney for a full discussion about this and the possibilities of getting what you want done. This is not a question asking for basic legal advice, answering it requires specifically tailored legal advice.

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