My mom died in 2016. My brother was in charge of my mom's estate and even had one of his kids living in our moms house since 2016 until recently (he never consulted me). Moms house was just sold at auction a few weeks ago, After back taxes were paid there is a sum of money left over. My... Read more »
My grandmother passed away, her 2 children don't want her house, they're letting HUD take it. I want to buy it, but they keep saying no they just want HUD to take it. How can I become an heir or get authorized to buy it so HUD's management company will discuss buying her house with... Read more »
Has someone begun the probate process? You may have priority to do so if the ones 'ahead of you in line' don't, which it sounds as though may be the case. Did your grandmother leave a will? Are you listed in that will? What is the status of the house? Why does HUD have an interest?...Read more »
I moved my family into a new house in Quincy, Michigan. A day after moving in, our water stops working. It turns out the well is dry, and the whole area is just bad for water. We spoke with multiple well contractors and learned that we can install a good well about 100 yards from the house at the... Read more »
Without seeing the closing paperwork and disclosures it is hard to say for sure. You need to have a local attorney look at the paperwork (did you use an attorney to review the closing? You SHOULD have!) to determine if anything like this can survive the closing.
Hard to say for sure but bear in mind that 'stuff happens' and sometimes a basement that never leaked before starts due to something the seller had no control over. Did you modify landscaping or move heavy trucks etc on the lawn area around the foundation? Did it 'just' start?...Read more »
My father died two weeks ago. My parents were divorced 8 years ago and the house was supposed to be split but my father would reside there (as stated in the divorce order). Well, the house was never sold or mortgaged so my mom was never given her half. Her name is still on the deed of the house.... Read more »
I notarized a landcontract and am not registered on the title. I signed a termination agreement which I did not wish to move forward and notarized. Is the termination agreement able to cancel my landcontract without being notarized?
I'm not sure what other 'not lease/rent' would be.
If you are thinking of entering into any real estate transaction without the advice of a lawyer, please think carefully! This is the largest single purchase most people will ever make, and...Read more »
My mom hired someone to prepare Lady Bird deeds to leave her Michigan land to her children. What the attorney has prepared is simply a quit claim deed in the first paragraph and then has an appropriate sounding Lady Bird clause below it. This is unlike other deeds I have seen where they state in... Read more »
This is a forum for general questions. If you'd like a second opinion, you'll need to hire a local attorney to help. You can look up attorneys by practice area and location on this site. Give a call and a 'remote' review of documents is often possible...Read more »
If you are selling ONE home, and you have some sort of interest in it, you probably don't need anything. If, however, you will make a 'business' from this and will sell more than one you will need several licenses. You should also consider organizing an LLC or closely held...Read more »
She has until Aug. 30th to leave and is holding an estate sale on the 24th, 25th. We own the property now though. Is this legal? We also see the estate sale pictures have our home's window screens alongside items being sold. Our real estate agent has told us she's allowed to hold the sale... Read more »
You answered your own question. If she has until the 30th to move out, the seller has until then to remove her things from the place. HOW she removes those personal property items is something most leases are completely silent on, and I would be shocked to learn of the lease created in an offer to...Read more »
Ottawa County requires a well/septic evaluation from Health Department. My real estate agent told me that they would inspect the well. They only inspected water quality and not well itself. Water results were not ideal with Chloride and sodium, but passed.
What WAS disclosed? Did you have a legal review of the purchase contract before the sale? There are far too many 'unknowns' here to provide a definite answer, but in general the 'buyer beware' rule applies in Michigan.
So long as the failure to disclose was just that --...Read more »
What kind of problems present itself in probate court if the LW&T states John Joe versus John H. Joe or John Harry Joe? Should i request that John's lawyer re-do the LW&T to include middle initial or middle name?
It is VERY unlikely to cause issues. Usually there is something else in the will that will clarify any 'ambiguities' (e.g. "My Wife Jane Joe", and "my children John Joe Jr and Billie Jo Joe-Harris" are identified in the will) which would make the identity of the...Read more »
I lived with my mom my whole life. I am the only living child besides one grandson that didn't show up to court. I plan to continue living in the house which is her only property. Do I need to involve him if there is nothing for him to inherit?
I signed the agreement electronically (for six months). I am not happy with the realtor so sent a email to terminate the agreement mutually. This realtor is asking me $5,000 for his time. I sent another email to the realtor to terminate the agreement mentioning that I will not pay anything as he... Read more »
My dad is from the state of Michigan where he has a home and pays taxes. However recently he has been moved to a nursing home in the state of Wisconsin. He would like a durable power of attorney with me as appointee, should I get these forms based out of Wisconsin because that is where he will be... Read more »
Although all states recognize the authority of documents drafted in the other states, it will be far easier to get someone nearby to prepare the documents. His WILL should probably be done in Michigan if that is his residency (Nursing home placement doesn't usually change residency!) but the...Read more »
i couldnt get help to move at that time because of virus closures. i couldnt turn key in till june 6 they are saying i have to pay my deposit back and charging me a mth rent during the initial out break. how can they charge me 800.00
We have resided together for 20 years (last 10 in MI where the house is). We own it jointly. I have made all the payments and have proof. If I move out, and continue maintaining the home and paying the mortgage, can the other person gain financially when we finally sell due to my not residing in... Read more »
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