I am 82 years old i have a property i bought in pa in 1969. i want to file for adverse possession on the land bordering my property because i have been using it for more than 21 years open hostile notorious and all that. How do i file and what do i need to do and how long does the process usually... View More
Generally speaking, the process would require a legal filing in the Court of Common Pleas in Carbon County. The action would be filed against the current owner of the parcel that you are seeking to acquire, and possibly others. If the process is not contested you can expect the process to last at...View More
I maintained a small piece of land solely for over 30 years adjacent to my home i have proof ,pictures by the ton and borough letters etc Everyone including the d.o.c workers stopped right before this piece of property and never maintained it i did .Today the new president of council said i have... View More
There is a concept known as "adverse possession" which, under the right circumstances, grants title to real estate to those who have maintained it for 21+ years. However, the rules are very particular and would also need to be asserted in court. I also have questions about the nature of...View More
Yes, you may own real estate in Pennsylvania as an out-of-state resident. Feel free to contact us if you would like assistance in the process. We can also help with the real estate closing and offer title insurance for the purchase once you decide which property to purchase. Feel free to call or...View More
You should seriously consider speaking with a real estate attorney in the area where the real estate is located. There are many claims that relate to real estate and "interference" that should be considered based on the facts. Once the claims are determined, a Complaint would need to be...View More
I am interested in properties at Sherriff Sales but want to know if anyone can represent me to approach the owners and buy these properties ahead of sales to avoid bidding situation. If so, how do you charge your fee?
Our firm could assist with this work provided that we do not have any conflicts with the foreclosing bank/lender and would charge for this work on an hourly basis. Feel free to schedule a confidential phone or in-person consultation for more information.
We have a corner lot deeded 1882. There's a main road in the front and a road on the side. Over time a small shortcut to the main road was created on the side road through our lawn (prior to our ownership). The shortcut makes the intersection a "Y junction" with the left side of the... View More
I agree with Carrie A. Ward that the company governing documents will need to be reviewed to determine if they address the situation. Whether or not the documents address this situation, there are also remedies in Pennsylvania for owners of a company that are being actively shut out of its...View More
You do not need a lawyer. A lawyer could be helpful if you wanted to negotiate special terms into an Agreement of Sale, but such is not always necessary. A written Agreement will likely be necessary to highlight the basic terms, but again, does not have to be written by a lawyer.
A contractor hired to do a renovation once paid in full and not complete vacated the property we have pictures, video, and testimony of how the work was left and what we are still trying to complete to finish the project. We since then found out 1 he isnt a licensed contractor and 2 he put a... View More
You may need to initiate a court proceeding to have the court determine that the lien was not justified. This case could also include claims related to the defective quality or workmanship and seek damages for this as well. In addition to the obvious concerns you mentioned, there are strict...View More
Commercial Tenant moved out before lease ended. Landlord is suing tenant for breach of lease agreement. However.. 1 month after tenant moved out landlord submitted an application to the borough for a new zoning permit to put another type of business in the building along with an application to the... View More
Unless the lease indicates that the landlord's application to change the use of the premises causes a default or termination of the lease (which is unlikely), it is doubtful that a court would hold that the tenant is not responsible for the remainder of the lease merely because of the...View More
My Dad had a will but everything is left to Mom. No probate is necessary for any other assets, as almost everything was owned jointly. How do we get a new deed in Mom's name only? York County recorder has no info about this on their website. Thanks!
Although the specific facts of the situation depend on what legal rights you may have, if this mortgage has already been paid in full, the lender is required to satisfy the mortgage within a certain period of time. If it is not yet paid in full, and you plan to pay the mortgage at closing, then...View More
My brother and I own a vineyard / winery in PA (Jackson Winery -- name has been changed to protect the innocent / guilty). We received a warning from 'Jackson Winery' in Washington State that we must stop using their trademarked name (we checked with the USPTO; they do own the word mark).... View More
The answer to this question may depend on how long you have been using the mark in commerce. Although this other winery may have a registered trademark (you refer to the "word" mark), this fact alone does not completely answer the question. If your use of the name predates their use...View More
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