You need to check with a tax specialist (such as a CPA) for an answer specific to your situation. With that understood, the general rule is that there is no tax due on the gain from sale of your primary residence (gain = price sold - amount paid to buy plus certain improvements). I believe the...Read more »
It was added to the contract that I would be allowed to stay until mid-July, which I was just shown on July 7th via email. Previously the old owners had asked if I could be out by mid-July. I had replied that I would try but I would need to secure a new place, which has been difficult. I have had... Read more »
Mr. Malouf is correct - the new owners inherited you as a tenant and you can remain for the remainder of your lease term or, assuming your rent is month-to-month, until you receive proper notice terminating your tenancy. If you are on a month-to-month, the notice has to include a full rental...Read more »
You asked a basic question but did not include any background leading up to the question. I have a very good friend who is a very good agent - sometimes the 'listing' has restrictions on showing; sometimes the listing is part of a very unfriendly divorce and the person in the property is not...Read more »
What does your lawyer say? Don't have one? Get one for advice. Estate administration has a lot of traps that can cost the fiduciary (executor or administrator) money from their personal assets if handled wrong. In this case, while you gave very little information, you used the term...Read more »
I'm sorry for your loss. You need to see an experienced probate lawyer quickly - there are several different ways this could turn out as to property in his sole name. Assuming the 'joint' property was with survivorship, then that is yours but there is some simple paperwork that may need to be...Read more »
We have lived here for 2 years and 4 months we have a year lease ending in February. We have had many issues with our rental including us finding out we have no drain field. I have stressed my issues and it is illegal to not have one in Va. So my landlord just told us today he wants us out come... 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 experienced...Read more »
When we moved in our place wasn’t clean, theirs clearly water damage in our bedroom, also our flower beads were full of trash. We’re not able to read what temperature to set our oven at. The oven is still full of oven cleaner. We have been using only two burners to cook our food since and now... Read more »
You have posted this question on at least two sites I subscribe to. You can file a Tenant Assertion - I've provided more details on how that works on that other site. Here is an outline I prepared about Tenant Assertions in Virginia:...Read more »
I am sorry for your loss. What other assets are in the estate? Short sales are time consuming, frustrating, and generally not worth it - I usually suggest to my clients that they let it go to foreclosure unless there's other issues.
What does your probate attorney advise? If you don't...Read more »
The IRS has a motto: "We've got what it takes to take what you've got".
Practical response: IRS has filed a lien on property; the Owner sells it to Buyer and Buyer pays Owner cash. IRS isn't paid. The lien remains on the property and IRS can file a suit to take the property away from...Read more »
Not answering could result in you having to pay the other side's attorneys fees to ask the court to require you to respond. The court could prohibit you from introducing some evidence at the trial. If you piss the judge off enough, the court could rule against...Read more »
Maybe, maybe not. You cannot be charged for 'ordinary wear and tear' so unless you did something to ruin the carpet or walls, there shouldn't be a charge. Will the landlord try? Possibly. A lot of less-than-ethical landlords try to take stuff out of the security deposit - and if you feel they...Read more »
My prospective tenant has crossed out these two lines in Sec. 13 of standard lease agreement (VR Form 200, revised 7/18) : "Landlord and Agent shall not be liable for negligence or tort" and "Tenant hereby release landlord and agent from any and all liability and agrees to indemnify landlord and... Read more »
In my opinion you are correct to be concerned. As Mr. Maloof said, it can increase your exposure. Among other things, make sure your insurance covers tenant claims for injury or loss on your properties.
By the way, there is no 'Standard Lease Agreement' in Virginia - there are only...Read more »
Unfortunately, yes. Look at it from their side: they have a mortgage, taxes, insurance, utilities, etc. that have to be paid; of the rent you pay them their 'profit' may be remarkably small. A roof over your head is one of the three most important things you can have (food and medical are the...Read more »
If you were in my office I'd have a series of questions, beginning with "HOW did your mother 'leave' the house to your sister?" If it was willed, and the will recorded at the courthouse, then you do not have a right to it, and title to the property is in your sister whether or not she wants it....Read more »
Mother put martial residence in quit claim before her death. Father has a lien on him. Will lien affect distribution of residence upon father's passing? Follow-up. Mother's trust states: In planning for our individual estates my husband and I have made a division of our jointly held real property.... Read more »
I have no idea what you mean by putting property 'in quit claim'. So I don't know how the property (Marital residence) was owned. If your mother owned the property at her death, and was still married to your father, he got rights to the property either under her will or intestate laws. If there...Read more »
Live in Fairfax county. This is a fairly modern building, run by a management company. The building charged numerous fees--move-in fee and amenity fee--so I would lose over $1,000 there. However, the noise complaints came from loud neighbors at midnight and 1am next to my master bedroom. If this... Read more »
This is actually a Landlord Tenant issue. And there are provisions in your lease that affect it.
And it's a very very tricky problem. Management can't tell you precisely what they've done on your complaint - privacy works several ways. And even if they took action, it will take them 2 or...Read more »
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