I live in New Jersey and I'm buying a house cash in Virginia. We are not using a buyer's agent. We were told we needed to have a real estate lawyer or a title company when the paperwork was signed. I'm trying to find out if the title company needs to be in Virginia or if I can use... Read more »
We are buying a property, and the owner had a verbal agreement to share the well and septic that are on the neighbors property. She has no problem sharing, but we are concerned what would happen if she sold her property.
While it is likely she has some rights, I always recommend that your mom consult an experienced probate lawyer in your area - there are too many variables that could affect the answer. AND DON'T GO TO THE COURTHOUSE TO DO ANYTHING BEFORE CONSULTING THE...Read more »
My tenants have been living in the home since 2013. My husband and I are trying to relocate to help my Mom out in Alabama. I need to sell the rental. With the Cares Act, can I give my current tenants 30 days notice so I can make changes to the house and get it on the market?
The lease states, “The lease may then be terminated by either party giving 30 days written notice prior to the end of the rental month.” If I give written notice on Aug 10, am I obligated to pay rent through Sept 30 or can I end my lease mid- September? This is in Virginia. The lease was... Read more »
The general rule for '30-day notice' clauses is that they run to the end of the next rental period following the date notice is given. Thus, in your example notice given today (or Monday, August 10) would be effective September 30.
the renewal section it states the following ; Tenant at the expiration of the lease term shall become a tenant monthly at the monthly rental as paid for the last month of the lease term to be paid aforesaid, and tenant shall be subject to all agreements and conditions herein contained , either... Read more »
Your notice of termination is effective August 31, 2020 - from your quote of the lease language: notice is "to be effective on the last day of subsequent month.". Otherwise it appears your interpretation is correct that you were on a month to month for the past 3 years. Since the...Read more »
I have a second home that a person wants to rent. It is not up to code and would not pass the laws under the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. The person wanting to rent is a contractor and wants to make the repairs himself in lieu of rent. We would not charge any rent for an agreed... Read more »
It can be done under the limited facts you provided. BUT IT IS DANGEROUS to both you and the tenant. There is no 'form' agreement and you'll need a customized contract regarding the quality of repairs ('to code' is a MINIMUM standard; 'workmanlike manner' is...Read more »
No attorney; my daughter and I are co-tenants. We are now in the final month of the lease, and can safely afford to not renew the 12 month lease and move out.---> Multiple code violations have continued throughout our 2 year tenancy. A UDL was filed in October 2019. Our attorney for that case... Read more »
ALWAYS appear in court when you are sued - the U/Detainer will show up on your rental record for 10 years and many landlords won't rent to anyone who has been sued for rent. If you don't show up the landlord will get a (undeserved) default judgment against you and mess up your credit....Read more »
All assets were liquidated into a POD account years ago, all current income taxes, funeral costs, and debts have already been paid. Only final taxes on bank interest, a modest Social Security income, final IRA distribution costs and the POD account will remain when Mom passes. Does the estate have... Read more »
I want to refinance my house with a better interest rate but I am in my 70's and I want to leave the house for my children What should I do? I don't think they will qualify for a loan themselves, but if I do refinance they will definitely be able to keep paying the mortgage. What would if... Read more »
You know that 'whack-a-mole' arcade game where 'moles' pop up and you take a club and knock them back into the hole? Estate planning is a lot like that. You need a comprehensive review of your situation and a coordinated plan - failure to do that can seriously reduce what your...Read more »
Yes, she can file bankruptcy to discharge the debt.
All you really need to do is 1) agree on an amount 2) get that amount and give tenant a receipt, 3) within 30 days advise the court that the judgment has been satisfied. It's an easy form and the clerk will help you with it....Read more »
This was a murder suicide. I understand slayer deemed to have died first in these cases and victims family becomes heirs to everything. What happens to skaters debt, and who pays slayers funeral expenses?
If this has happened in your family or close friend, you have my deepest sympathy.
Mr. Wilson is correct - Virginia law doesn't address the issue. What Virginia law does is prevent the slayer (or his estate) from profiting - getting money - from his crime. That means that anything...Read more »
Mr. Sternberg is correct - you don't provide nearly enough information to answer your question. Being 'on the deed' can mean a number of things from simply a co-owner to having the remainder after a parents' life estate.
about the purchase. They want out of the contract. They are pressuring me to sign a document basically stating a mutual agreement to break the contract and forfeiting their deposit. What alternatives do I have?
First, you need a lawyer, not an internet advice board. This forum is designed and good for simple, general questions that will get you to the 'next step' for legal situations. Sometimes all people need is a simple answer. From the facts you’ve given, it seems that you need a lot more...Read more »
It is 30 acres of land in VA where 2 of the 5 owners with the other owners permission is setting up what is called The Eden Experience-The Eden Experience is about creating a new sense of community and family based on permaculture farmsteading that thrives and coexists along harmoniously with the... Read more »
This forum is designed and good for simple, general questions that will get you to the 'next step' for legal situations. Sometimes all people need is a simple answer. From the facts you’ve given, it seems that you need a lot more than an internet answer. Find and sit down with an...Read more »
There's 233,000 Acrea of land owned by family name.The farm has been owned and manned by my family for over 100 years .(with whom I've never met and by blood I am related)Is there any rights I have to this farm?
There is no way to tell from your question. You don't specify whether the land is located in Virginia or some other state - 233,000 acres is huge for Virginia; more likely in a western state. The laws of each state are different.
That said, you would need a title search to determine...Read more »
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