My ex husband quit claimed a piece of property to me 10 years ago. The agreement was that he would continue to pay the taxes in my name as he was going to keep the rental income. I just got a letter from his attorney stating that I need to give the property back now. She stated that I was his... Read more »
This is a potentially messy one. The first question I need to ask is what is the reason he will say he transferred the title to you? You write that he stated on the top of the deed "In dissolution of our marriage." This looks like a property settlement as a result of a divorce. If...Read more »
Technically yes but you are running the risk of creating a title defect. It is easy to record a transfer. Go down to the county recorders office, pay a small fee, and the recorder will record it in the land title records. Do it first, then convey title. You should also get title insurance for the...Read more »
Home was listed as-is. Dual agent added “as-is condition” in “#6 other terms” section but it already says that in #11 “Condition of property.” We were given reports of previous inspections but upon further investigation, we realized repair costs may be more than we are willing and able... Read more »
No, purchasing "as is" dues not automatically remove an inspection contingency. You need to read your contract carefully. Purchasing "as is" means that upon closing, there are no representations or warranties on the condition of the property. Listing a property "as...Read more »
I filled a claim in small claims court because my landlord did not send me the refund of my security deposit within the 21 days required by California state law. They finally sent over the refund (after 51 days) but not in the full amount and they did not give me the reasoning for the deductions... Read more »
You have already completed the hard part, which is filing the suit and serving your landlord. At this point, all that is left is the hearing. Judges are sympathetic to tenants who have been stiffed by their landlord in the way you describe.
I recommend you attend the hearing, explain to...Read more »
We just bought a condo and prior to placing an offer, we asked the seller's agent who were the neighbors downstairs and if it was quiet. He said yes it's quiet and didn't know who was downstairs. Turns out the neighbors are musicians and have a studio set up where they record... Read more »
I signed a rental agreement in September of 2020 and I noticed a clause that said the property management company will perform non-specific inspections, pretty much to check on the property and the tenants. We haven't been here 90 days and they are already trying to do said inspection. Do they... Read more »
Leases customarily have landlord inspection clauses. They also have specific notice requirements and the notices must be in writing. If your lease has these provisions it is legal and valid. I recommend you cooperate with the property management company and let them inspect. Otherwise, you will...Read more »
I purchased a house in April in California. I was hit by very high property taxes. The county tells me the reason is that there's a lien on the house by ( LA Hero program). The escrow company tells me they overlooked this lien or loan on the house. The Hero program refuses to give me... Read more »
This is the reason why you buy title insurance. It is the title insurance company's problem. Write them a letter explaining the facts. Send them copies of any documents that support your claim. Demand that they either pay you $18,000 or take whatever action they need to take to clear the...Read more »
I did not have a home inspection because it was Obvious that it needed some work roof replacement , Windows but after starting to work on it realize termites and severe water damage Including foundation damage Severe. I don’t have enough to rebuild the entire house. Nothing is salvageable.... Read more »
I agree with the answer below from Maurice Mandel. In the real estate world the contract to purchase is said to merge with the deed and is extinguished as a basis for asserting a claim. I suggest you find an investor/developer partner and get assistance to redevelop the property as a new...Read more »
My apartment includes 5 people, including myself, and we split the $850 security deposit between us so we each paid $170. Now another person and I will be renewing the lease while the rest of them are leaving. How do we split up how we repay each other for our portion that we contributed to the... Read more »
This is not a legal question. It is a math question. If you paid $170 as one of 5 roommates and one withdraws, the remaining four roommates must pay you ($170/4 = $42.50 each) to return your share of the security deposit. If they rent to another roommate, then the new person will pay each of...Read more »
Your solution is with the escrow holder who closed the loan. It is probably a title insurance company. Before closing the loan, the escrow holder should have received a written release deed from the bank holding the mortgage. Make a written demand on the title company to either get the release...Read more »
We plan on moving out of CA within next few years and would like to sell. Our partner would like to hold on to them and buy us out. Is this a simple process? Can we just agree on a price and move title over to him and he buy us out? Or is there a lot more involved? We have been splitting... Read more »
It depends on how you hold the title. If you are tenants in common, then you can convey your interest by deed. However, if you have a partnership agreement, then transferring ownership will be governed by the partnership agreement. Most likely you will assign your interest in the partnership to...Read more »
You have two choices. First of all the living trust has a trustee named in the trust document. If there is harmony among the beneficiaries, you can contact a title insurance company to open escrow, prepare a grant deed for the trustee to sign, and arrange for the closing upon funding the purchase...Read more »
I live in California, in apartments owned by the Irvine company. I have a guest that had over stayed there welcome and refuses to leave my apartment when asked over and over to do so. This individual is not on the lease, no keys, and has never paid rent not even a penny. All transactions I have are... Read more »
The first thing I would do is write down in a letter in detail the story behind how she ended up in your home, the steps you have taken to ask her to leave, her threatened allegations, and your desire to have her leave. Make a copy of the letter and both give it to her and send it to her by...Read more »
Based upon your description of the rent/purchase options it looks like the documents sent to you are standard documents for a lease to own deal. You are correct that once you close the purchase you do not pay rent. Call the seller and tell them to correct the mistake in the documents before you...Read more »
PHH mortgage returned my reinstatement payment even though it was made on time. I followed their direction and got in touch with the attorney they had to handle a foreclosure. The Letter from the attorney had a precise and clear instructions that i followed every steps of the way. I wire-transfer... Read more »
The good news is, because of the pandemic, the court system is shut down and it is unlikely a foreclosure will occur in the immediate future. However, this does not solve your problem. I suggest you write the attorney who has been handling this matter and explain the situation clearly as you have...Read more »
I recently purchased a, fully furnished, mobile home, in the Roadrunner Mobile Home Park, and turned in my application for space rental, along with a money order for their, required, background check. While waiting for their decision, they went in to my home, and removed all furnishings, barred me... Read more »
Did you get a bill of sale when you purchased the mobile home so you can prove title?
If so, I would go to the local police station and report a breaking and entering and grand theft complaint. This is not a civil dispute at this point, it is a criminal matter. I would also go to the local...Read more »
For the last 13 years my lease has been the same regarding rules. I have to renew my lease again but on this lease my landlord has made changes but i was not told about these changes until the very second i was about to sign the lease renewal. Knowing about these changes could have prompted me to... Read more »
Yes, but your landlord's actions demonstrate either a lack of professionalism or bad faith. I suggest you tell the landlord you need time to consider the changes to the lease and hold over on your current lease. Then study the changes and see if they are fair and reasonable, given your...Read more »
My roommate is being evicted. We think that she might try to cause some trouble, i.e stealing our things, and stuff like that. Her boyfriend recently physically threatened our other roommate and so she is not comfortable with him around. I don’t want her to try and bring him and his friends... Read more »
As a matter of real estate law, you have correctly assessed the situation. Your roommate has a legal right to enter the premises. He boy friend does not. If they do enter without permission they will commit a civil trespass. They may also commit a criminal trespass, especially if you tell them...Read more »
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