Typically in a traditional sale, all liens and encumbrances on a property are satisfied at or before closing by the seller. If you are buying the property in other than a traditional sale scenario, you should seek out an attorney to assist you and avoid putting yourself in harms way.
I purchased a small townhouse in 2012 and made it my homestead. I later purchased a home but I kept the townhouse and rented it. I sold the home and purchased another and then another. Each time I moved into the home and lived there from 1 to 4 years. The mistake I made was never canceling and... Read more »
Unfortunately, ignorance is not an excuse to the law. You were rightfully tagged for your mistake. I have been through this before with clients and, indeed the ignorance argument is always used and always loses. You have no choice but to pay up and file homestead (hopefully with portability) on...Read more »
Seller would not negotiate and offer was withdrawn. Bank would only finance VA appraised value. Withdrew from contract. Home was placed back on market and now is pending. VA did a ROV and increased appraised value to a figure that would have worked for the sale. Do I have any... Read more »
You could negotiate again with the seller and try to enter into a new contract at the known appraisal number. But since you did not get an extension of the contract while the ROV was pending and instead terminated it based on the lower appraisal, you have no recourse against anyone.
Buyer & seller were disputing issues about removing TV mounts that r part of interior structure..buyers agent sent over 2 addendums 1)seller to remove, patch & paint. Or 2) cancellation & release of deposit...The Sellers, after I added some verbage to addendum felt comfortable signing to remove the... Read more »
From your question it is not clear who released the deposit to whom. It looks like Seller Broker had it but its not clear to whom it was released. Based on the question, it appears the funds should be returned to the Buyer.
The deposit should never be released without the signature of...Read more »
The property is in Miami Fl., I would like to be able to insure it. After my grandmother passed away in my house in Naples, Fl my uncle and mother (her children) never carried out the will. My mother states she doesn't want to see my uncle and I simply have not spoken to my uncle since she passed.... Read more »
This is not going to be a straight forward process. Probably a probate needs to be open for the grandmother. Then the question is does she have a will or is there no will. Then the question is to whom does the house pass either by the terms of the will or by law.
My husband passed 3 yrs ago. The deed to the house is in both our names, but he had refinanced the home under his name only. The mortgage company claims the mortgage is not assumable. Probate is not a concern.
Own an Orig October 1925 Warranty Deed for a Land Parcel (.23 Acres, 4 Lots) purchased by my Great Uncle (Maternal Grandmother's Brother) from the Federal Corporation. Parcel is in Northern Florida. I am a Direct Heir. He worked/resided in both Wash DC and Baltimore at that time. Died early 1927.... Read more »
My father died in July. He left no will. While I am his biological child, his parental rights were terminated in the 1970s and I was legally adopted by my step-father. When my father died, he owned a condo, which is not even close to being paid off. He did not own anything else, has no life... Read more »
If you were adopted by another person and by reason of the adoption your natural father's paternity rights were terminated, then you are no longer your natural father's descendant for estate purposes. As such, the rights to the condo do not flow to you as an heir and thus you have no liability to...Read more »
I am looking at property and there are access issues from the public road. The property owner has said he'll accept an easement for a large cash payment. Is it possible to force an easement if the property is land locked?
My wife is buying a second home in Ny and lender is saying my wife even though she isn't on the home loan note in Florida is still legally responsible to pay property tax and insurance because she is on Deed. The property tax and insurance come on the home loan bill in my name only because she... Read more »
1. Real Estate Taxes - these are not a personal obligation to an owner. If the tax is not paid the taxing authority can lien the property, but they cannot get a money judgment against the owner. Under the mortgage it says that the mortgagor is obligated...Read more »
The inspection period ran out and just before it did the buyer's realtor emailed over an addendum with a lower offer claiming "due to inspection issues" , the problem I have is that they never inspected the house and are lying saying they did just... Read more »
The AS IS form contract to which I believe you are referring allows an unconditional right of termination during the inspection period. When I say unconditional, I mean if the buyer does not like the way the sun hits the rear yard, that is reason enough. So it can really be anything or nothing....Read more »
No one will refinance and it is balloon mortgage. No one will buy it for the amount owed. If we sold it for current market value, we would still owe money. It is causing extreme financial stress. The owner with me is my ex-husband.
the car dealer is suing the towing company because they sold the car. I don't have any car have to return the tag but they said that i have to continue paying the car payments remaining 6000.oo dollars.
Your obligation to pay the loan is complete when the loan is paid off.
If the car is sold at auction because it broke down and the sale is to cover storage or repair costs you did not pay, the amount realized from the sale will pay the bill for the storage or repairs and any excess will...Read more »
The day the property listed the seller moves abroad. We are now told we have to wait two days to see the highest offer apparently multiple offers are coming in .It appears that the sellers realtor was not in fact looking for the sale price as advertised and that placing on the market the day the... Read more »
There are all sorts of strategies for marketing a home. Offering the asking price does not ensure anything more than the broker is entitled to its commission from the seller at that price for bringing in that contract whether or not the seller accepts the contract. But the seller does not have to...Read more »
If the lease was in writing, the obligation is enforceable for 5 years. If not in writing, it is 4 years. Have an attorney look at your situation immediately. If there is a security deposit violation by the landlord the attorney fees for the tenant may be recoverable as part of the damages.
I am in the process of buying a business and my attorney created an excellent closing agreement. The broker says it heavily favors me and for the seller not to sign it. The broker is not an attorney. So now the seller wants to use a fill in the blank document for the business which is not... Read more »
I recently purchased my first home, it's my retirement investment. I will be renting it out until I am able to relocate to the area. Before closing the sellers agreed to rewire the house, reinforce the attic area to make it safe and reinforce the foundation to make it secure, as there were many... Read more »
This depends on the language in the addendum and contract. By closing you may have waived those requirements. The documents should be reviewed by an attorney (who you should have had initially for the transaction, of course).
I received a signed contract from buyer´s realtor, then I made changes in two clauses, initialized those changes and signed all contract´s pages. Buyer´s realtor did not accept those 2 changes and requested to go back to original conditions. Today I received better offers and informed buyer´s... Read more »
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