Mitchell A. Nathanson's answer Understand that while you may be receiving a benefit for the utilities, you are likely throwing away money on the property tax and insurance. The mortgagee is likely to foreclose, otherwise there would be no reason for any beneficiaries to disclaim the inheritance. A speculator/prospector is likely to purchase at foreclosure and you may have no rights to recoup your expenses.
Mitchell A. Nathanson's answer Once the contract has been placed in the mail for return it is binding on all parties. You may rescind up until the time it has been accepted, so you may be able to act quickly. In any event, this is really a question that needs to be presented to your lawyer representing you as the terms of the contract are best known to her/him.
Mitchell A. Nathanson's answer You need not pay rent, but you may be liable for "use & occupancy." Retain a local L&T lawyer to discuss your options, as more facts are needed and there is only so much advice a lawyer will post in this forum.
Mitchell A. Nathanson's answer There is likely some confusion as to the ownership status, but in a partition action, one of the owners can force the sale of the premises upon an order of the court, which would thereby result in the eviction of other owners.
Mitchell A. Nathanson's answer If you have a signed contract you may file a Lis Pendens (Notice of Pendency) and commence an action for specific performance, assuming you did not waive your right to do so. If you have no signed contract, you have no recourse other than a return of any deposits delivered.
Mitchell A. Nathanson's answer Sure you can. You will have to prove that your agreement was that he would reimburse you for his personal usage and then identify those charges which he incurred. I would suggest you go to small claims court if that option is available to you.
Mitchell A. Nathanson's answer It is difficult to determine what stage of the eviction process you are in from your question. It sounds as if you appeared in court and requested an adjournment and were granted four days, but you could mean that a judgment was issued and the judge stayed the warrant of eviction for four days. Or, the warrant has already been issued and you were told you had four days to vacate. In each of those scenarios, you cannot get 30 days, at this point, unless you have a basis for an extension....
Mitchell A. Nathanson's answer The inspection is not relevant. Any post-closing bills would be subject to a survival agreement (or an escrow agreement). Absent such an agreement, the buyer is responsible for all post-closing repairs. The best person to speak with about the issue would be the lawyer who represented you at the closing.
Mitchell A. Nathanson's answer You do not indicate what type of business entity you were operating under and what type of a business. The answer, therefore, is "maybe". Also, a settlement would imply an agreement to resolve the issue, rather than a judgment issued by the court. If you make a settlemet agreement to pay from assets you know the business entity does not have, you may very well be personally liable.
Mitchell A. Nathanson's answer Income tax has nothing to do with home ownership, but rather a) income and b) residence. The best one to answer your question would be an income tax accountant in North Carolina.
Mitchell A. Nathanson's answer There is no way I can determine whether this issue was dealt with at or prior to closing, by a survival agreement or language in the contract. The proper person to respond to this inquiry is the lawyer who represented you on the purchase.
Mitchell A. Nathanson's answer You should have received the refund by now if there were no damages or arrears. I would suggest you send a demand notice to the Landlord and follow up with a small claims action, if necessary, assuming the deposit was $5,000 or less.
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