I am starting an online business in PA and have a virtual office address for the business along with a registered agent that I used to file the corporation with the state. Can I use that address to get a local business license or do I need to use my home address? I am unsure if I should use the... Read more »
answered on Feb 27, 2023
I agree with Mr Cherewka. If you are filing a Certificate of Organization or Articles of Incorporation with the Department of State to form a new LLC or corporation, you need to use an actual street address where you receive mail. You cannot use a Post Office Box. You can also hire a Commercial... Read more »
appraisal. The buyer wants to do the repairs so it passes, but wants me to reimburse him at closing. Doesn't that void the "as is" contract he signed?
answered on Feb 25, 2023
Without knowing what the agreement of sale says, it’s difficult to answer any question about it. In any event, if the buyer’s financing fell through, the agreement probably allows you to terminate the agreement. I doubt the agreement would allow the buyer to even enter onto the property without... Read more »
Mold EVERYWHERE. Black mold (kids are sick constantly)
Bathtub is about to fall through ceiling
Bathroom sink fell on daughters head and it's still not attached it's just in the basement.
Walls are falling apart and cracking.
I have 4 kids and no where else to go
answered on Feb 25, 2023
You should contact your local municipal property authority and ask to have the leased premises inspected for code violations and to determine whether the premises is fit for human habitation. You will need a written report and if the leased premises is in as bad a shape as you say, the landlord... Read more »
I recently sued my landlord in small claims court in PA for double my security deposit and won because they didn't even bother to respond to the case. I'm currently waiting for 30 day appeal period to end and as I've been preparing for any possibile appeal or learning how to collect... Read more »
answered on Feb 22, 2023
Unfortunately, the amount of the judgement can’t be increased after the judgement has been issued even if it costs you to collect the judgement.
We are all allowed to use the alley-way for the purpose of walking through it. I need to attach a downspout to this area of my building in order to direct a portion of the rain water here. My question is, does the fact that we are all able to use the space for walking through also allow for this?... Read more »
answered on Feb 21, 2023
It’s hard to say without knowing whether there is a written easement agreement or other writing (perhaps in the deed) creating the right of way and whether it restricts the easement for its intended use. If the new downspout would further restrict the use of the easement for its intended use, I... Read more »
answered on Feb 20, 2023
Under a relatively new amendment to Pennsylvania’s Landlord Tenant law, the administrator or executor of a deceased tenant’s estate has 14 days after the later of:
(1) the last day of the second calendar month that follows the calendar month in which the tenant died; or
(2) the... Read more »
My father gave me shares of his s-corp, roughly 30 years ago, and equates to 1/3 of the issued shares. Now he is incapacitated and I see how the corp distributes profit and losses to the shareholders in prior tax returns. I never received anything for my shares and he had kept them with his... Read more »
answered on Feb 14, 2023
You describe a complicated situation that has many potential legal and tax issues - it’s even possible the company is no longer in existence. I think you need to consult personally with a business lawyer to review what documents you have, what documents are filed with the PA Department of State... Read more »
Put in an offer, found out they went with another offer. Later found out that the agent selling the house also represented the winning offer. From what I can tell, that agent is required to disclose this, and they are not permitted to review other offers on the house.
answered on Feb 13, 2023
The agent representing the seller is called the “listing” agent and the listing agent is the person who enters into a contract either the seller. Under PA law, a listing agent is permitted to represent both the seller and the buyer. The listing agent is required to disclose to the seller in the... Read more »
My father is selling his land he was never married to the woman who passed but her children are saying they should get some of the money from the sell
answered on Oct 16, 2022
I assume that the woman who died was not named as a grantee on the existing deed to the father and that the father was the sole owner of the real property. I can see no scenario under which a close friend and occupant of real property can gain any ownership rights to that property, absent a written... Read more »
No hot water for 2 weeks
answered on Jul 9, 2022
You need to contact the landlord by writing him an actual letter. If you have a lease, there should be a section in the lease entitled “Notice” which will have the address where notices to the landlord should be sent. It may also contain other instructions such as how the letter should be sent... Read more »
Can I go to court and request my information and home title be private due to fraud since it is so easy for someone to steal a home due to public record and all information available to criminals, because there is no protection for an innocent person by the law? Thank you and think for your help.
answered on Jul 5, 2022
The deed to your house is not kept at a court, but is publicly recorded and maintained at the Office of the Recorder of Deeds for the county in which your house is located. I don’t know of any way a court could do anything to prevent beforehand anyone from preparing, selling, or recording a fake... Read more »
answered on Jul 3, 2022
There is no Pennsylvania state law requiring that sales or purchases of residential houses be published in a newspaper. Although I have never heard of one, I suppose there is a possibility that a county, city, borough, or township has such a requirement for residential real estate located within... Read more »
He signed the quit notice even though it said by the 30th and the man who delivered it said it was a 30 day notice but was delivering it on the 13th. This is in Pennsylvania. Can they lock the doors on him if he isn't out by the 30th
answered on Jun 16, 2022
A Notice to Quit provides the tenant a certain amount of time to either (a) cure the default within the time period and remain at the leased premises or (b) not cure the default and vacate the leased premises. If the tenant stays at the property beyond the time period and does not cure the default,... Read more »
They have been living in the house for 3 years but every year we sign the new lease for 1 year. We have a clause stating that if either landlord or tenant don't wish to renew, either party has to give at least 30 days notice. I gave them the notice not to renew a few days ago but they claim it... Read more »
answered on Jun 13, 2022
You are right, unless the leased premises are a Manufactured (i.e., mobile) Home?
The only provision of the law requiring 3 months prior written notice of the expiration of the term of a lease is for a lease which is more than 1 year (which yours is not) and where the leased premises is a... Read more »
answered on Apr 24, 2022
I think you should work with your certified public accountant and he may have to work with your partners’ accountants. It would be best if each partner had his own accountant, as there will be issues that all partners (such as valuations) would have to agree to.
My family lives in PA, but we want to start a ranch in Montana. The name Mountain Valley Ranch is already issued as an assumed business name but under the sub of an individual. We were looking to go in as an LLC to protect assets. Are we able to submit that name as an LLC without legal issues?
answered on Apr 20, 2022
This is a question of Montana law, not Pennsylvania law. Most likely, you will have to get the permission of the current owner of the name to use their name. Under Pennsylvania law, a person or company does not acquire any intellectual property rights in the registered name of a company, but the... Read more »
I signed a lease renewal request form in November that obligated me to the prior lease agreement. The lease renewal was for 24 months with "all other lease terms will remain the same." This month, my landlord sent me a new lease and stated that I must sign it with the addendums. The new... Read more »
answered on Mar 2, 2022
It may sound as though the lease renewal request document limits the changes that could be made to the actual lease renewal, however, a definitive answer can’t be given unless the existing lease, the lease renewal request, the proposed new lease, and any interim correspondence between you and the... Read more »
I have two esa (dogs) at my aprt complex. I’ve never had a problem with them. I also walk my neighbors dog, I’ll call him “Wally”. Wally is legally on her lease. The problem is, Wally has nipped at an apartment employee before, with a different walker. The incident was reported and is now... Read more »
answered on Jan 22, 2022
It’s not possible to answer your question definitively without knowing what the pet provisions say in your lease. I suppose it’s possible that it could provide that a tenant who acts negligently when walkia dog” could be bYour arguments are logical and sound, but that doesn’t mean your... Read more »
answered on Nov 28, 2021
I don’t see that you’ve asked a question. You should try re-wording your statement in the form of a question and add as much specific information as you can.
Most importantly, include whether the four persons obtained title to the property at the same exact time on the same date, in... Read more »
I sold a property two months ago.. the property was inspected thoroughly and signed off by the community inspector 2 days before the sale deed was closed. I also replaced any/all damaged items and got the property cleaned. Additionally, I also informed the buyer (before the sale deed closed) via... Read more »
answered on Oct 8, 2021
You don’t say what the buyer has done to “threaten” to sue you, so I can’t address that. There isn’t anything for you to do unless and until the buyer files a lawsuit against you. In the mean time, don’t reply to any emails, voicemails, phone calls, text messages or to anything on... Read more »
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