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Q: When buying a trailer can the new owner be responsible for paying back lot rent from the previous owner
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Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Nov 14, 2019

depending on the lot lease - yes

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Q: A Lien was put on our Prop in May of 1998 (21 years ago) from a Central Credit in Phila @ 555 City Line Ave,

We Were UNAWARE of Lien, until we applied for a Loan yrs later ,The Company NO LONGER exist - How do we RESOLVE this OUTDATED Loan

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Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Nov 6, 2019

You can file an action to quiet title.

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Q: Is there a grandfather clause in pa on a parking lot that's been used by the community for 50+yrs to continue to use it?

The lot is the only parking area for most consumers/business owners in this area, and has been used by anyone for 50+yrs. The new owner wants to block it off. People also use this as a through way. Is there a grandfather clause for This? How do I find it? How do I prove the grandfather law?

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Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Nov 2, 2019

Any restriction or reserved use would be cited in the deed

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Q: A home was purchased in Sally's name. Sally died last year. Sally's husband did not transfer the deed to his name

He died recently. How should the sale of the property be handled? (I am the executor of the spouse that died recently)

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Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Oct 29, 2019

The house should be sold through Sally’s estate.

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1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have land with multiple rentals on it. The gas company wants to drill on my property or the one next to mine.

My question is if they buy out my property to set up a drill pad, should I try to negotiate for not only the replacement cost of the buildings, but the lost income of the property? The lots are only 100' wide, so any drilling will affect multiple plots. There are 5 rentals beside my home plus... Read more »

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Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Sep 28, 2019

Yes you need to negotiate to get everything you will lose. I negotiate these purchases all the time.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: If a tennant has a 3rd party paid there deposit and then tennant dies, can the deposit be returned to the 3 party
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Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Sep 19, 2019

Was the 3rd party a tennant? The money should go to the estate of the 3rd party.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Collections for Pennsylvania on
Q: We sold a vehicle privately and now payments have stopped. Been to the magistrate already. What’s the next step?

We filed a suit when payments stopped, defendant showed up to magistrate office and we were told to talk things out since he openly said he still owed the balance (around $3500). Promised to pick up on payments but we haven’t heard from him again. Tried contacting buyer on several occasions. We... Read more »

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Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Sep 16, 2019

Go to the magistrate again. Get a judgment and ask for the vehicle back.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Construction Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can i sue the Civil engineer/Architect for fees paid if they fail to deliver the approved plans?

The plans by Civil Engineer and Architect have not been approved by the city as they do not meet codes. I have paid them in full and they are not making any attempts to rectify the issue. I would like to get back the fees I have paid and compensation for my wasted time. What practice area lawyer... Read more »

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Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Sep 10, 2019

A trial attorney or litigator.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Are condo owners allowed to attend HOA Executive Board meetings? Some Exec.Board members are refusing them admittance.

I was elected to the HOA Exec Board of a condo apartment building a year ago. In that time, other residents/owners in the building have requested to attend Board meetings, but other members of the Exec Board are refusing them admittance. Since they pay HOA fees and assessments when billed, it... Read more »

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Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Sep 8, 2019

You need to review the bylaws of the HOA. They should say something about the meetings and who can attend.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hi how can I find out if my home has a lien on it

I'm trying to refinance my home bcuz of late taxes

Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Aug 27, 2019

go to you local court house and do a search, call your school district, local municipality and County and ask them if taxes are owed on your property.

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Q: I purchased my boyfriends grandmothers home from her estate using money from my retirement savings plan.

We put the house in his name for tax reasons. The plan was to add my name to the deed. We broke up and now he has the house. Is there anything I can do?

Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Aug 24, 2019

You are going to need to sue him.

Put together all the documents that show you paid for the home.

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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: our neighbor wants to buy a portion of our lot we agreed on a price but I want to back out we have no written agreement.

we own a lot behind our house our neighbor wants to buy a portion of it, we agreed on a price but I want to back out can I back out without a legal problem. we do not have a written agreement

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Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Aug 23, 2019

no but you risk them bringing a lawsuit against you. Land sale contracts Should be in writing.

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Q: If a seller lied on the seller disclosure form about serious material defect even though she sold property as- is

Property is shifted and water coming through the basement. Seller denied these on seller disclosure.what can the buyer? House was sold as- is

Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Aug 19, 2019

The house was sold as is - you can always try to bring a lawsuit but once the transaction is closed you’ll have a hard time trying to rescind the sale or get damages. It was sold as is for a reason.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Can i be held Financially Responsible for Property Violations on a House that i Hold a Quit Claim on?

Quit Claim Deed with Ex Husband 2011. I have not lived there since 2006. Ex in Jail and will not be getting out anytime soon. House needs condemned is falling down and contaminated with meth. The Township (Millcreek) Erie, PA has contacted me said i could be held financially responsible for some... Read more »

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Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Aug 19, 2019

Yes you can be held responsible.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I’m a Realtor. I want to advertise free uhaul rentals. Am I allowed?

I’m a Realtor. I want to start giving away free UHaul rentals for buyers/sellers. I want to use this to advertise on Social media. Do I need to disclose certain things or can I simply put “If you buy or sell with me you get a free uhaul rental”. I know there are some guidelines for giveaways... Read more »

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Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Aug 16, 2019

You need to talk to UHaul Cotporate first and explain this to them and get their ok.

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Traffic Tickets and Small Claims for Pennsylvania on
Q: I was wondering if its harassment when I can't step outside my house without my neighbor calling the cops.?

So my neighbor has been causing me problems for some time now, telling the rest of my neighborhood and my small town that I cook meth and I am a drug addict and how I steal from every where, I believe she has gotten me evicted from my apartment although my landlord is trying to say its for non... Read more »

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Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Aug 14, 2019

You need to report uyour licesne plate stolen and you need to obtain a license plate.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Pennsylvania on
Q: I filed a eviction for non-payment of 2 months rent ,damages,and utility bills which were never payed. We go to court.

She reveals she left a few days ago and claims harassment from a third party phone call by a relative of mine. Which was news to me and sounded bad to be honest . The judge decides she doesn’t need to pay us back anything . But now that she has left there are unpaid ullity bills,the house is a... Read more »

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Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Aug 14, 2019

I would file the appeal. Also report her.

3 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Real Estate Law and Tax Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: My grandmother died and left her land to her children they have not paid land tax for 5 years do I have rights if I pay

The land was willed to her children who are not paying the land is still in my grandmothers name

Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Aug 12, 2019

No. If you are not one of her children you do not have any rights.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Q: Couple I'm renting to are breaking up and one of them wants to leave. Who is the responsible party?

The problem is that the person who is leaving is the one that provided the security deposit. And I don't believe that the remaining person can afford the rent by themself. The lease expires at the end of the year. Who do I hold responsible? Who's security deposit am I holding?

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Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Aug 9, 2019

What does your lease state? If they both signed the lease, they are both responsible.

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Q: If I do not have a renters license will I be able to evict a tenant for 2 months of unpaid rent?
Elizabeth Tarasi
Elizabeth Tarasi answered on Aug 7, 2019

In Pennsylvania you do not need a renters license.

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