Questions Answered by Harper J. Dimmerman

Q: brought home frm estate, exec never had Ok from court to sell how can i get clear title if exec is in another state. PA

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 22, 2014
Harper J. Dimmerman's answer
I concur with Mr. Snyderman that you should begin with the title insurance underwriter. It sounds like you may have a fraud claim (these are governed by a two year time limit), which could be a basis for rescission if you are willing to file suit. You should confer with an attorney immediately as the value of property and resale ability are obviously impacted. Also, you may want to explore a quiet title action if there is another ownership interest that can be extinguished. However, at the end...

Q: Do I need a lawyer to sell my house?

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jul 19, 2014
Harper J. Dimmerman's answer
Although I agree with Mr. Snyderman that there is no actual requirement that one must utilize an attorney to sell his/her house, the disclosure laws in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania can be quite strict, considering that even an innocent misrepresentation can be actionable after the real estate is transferred. In my experience, ensuring that the proper disclosure is given, even before an offer in made by the buyer, can be an extremely important part of the process. Once the agreement is...

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