I agree with my learned colleague, Mr. Hart, but I think the slant he puts on it is a bit harsh. If you believe the distribution is unfair, why don't you start by buying a consult with a lawyer to review the Will, the Inventory, and the Proposed Distribution. Get an independent view on whether the...Read more »
No one from the rent office say anything and continue to take my current rent, then in June , which was 3 months later they tell me that they filed an unlawful detainer because I still owe for March, it’s almost august
I cannot understand from your posting whether the bounced check caused your rent to be unpaid or whether it was an extra payment. In any event, most leases provide for an additional rental fee for bounced checks, and it is not clear from your posting whether that was resolved. If, when all is said...Read more »
We purchased a home on july 2nd, 2019 closed on the home. The home was "as is" so the home orginally was listed for sale in january of this year it was taken off of the market a month later and apparently a 38,000 insurance claim was made and then the basement had been "redone" they relisted the... Read more »
You need to review the facts with a lawyer, but the law does not prevent someone from selling a home with problems such as mold. By listing a home "as is" and selling it without concealing the facts, a seller can seek a buyer who wishes to undertake a repair project or a renovation. The mistake...Read more »
You need to consult a lawyer. Paying taxes and maintenance had no relationship to owning title. And, your entitlement to contribution depends on your record keeping and the statute of limitations. With a proper strategy, you might persuade the title owners to give or sell you title.
Most local realty boards have a form for disclaimer rather than disclosure. You still cannot lie about what you know or should have known, and painting over defects like mold is a major problem. But, if you disclaim and honestly answer that you don't know, there is usually no problem. Your local...Read more »
I just purchased my first home two months ago. I began to notice signs of water leaking into the basement after heavy rain storms. I think the seller was aware of issues and tried to hide it. Is there anything I can do or can be done?
You need to retain counsel for a review of the contract and the inspection(s). If there is evidence of a misrepresentation in the disclosures about the property or a latent defect known to the owner and concealed from the buyer, you may have a cause of action including punitive damages and...Read more »
I think I already answered this question, but you really need someone to run a title search and clarify who is on what. From your question, I assume you are correct in believing that you are on the note but not on title. If you are asking whether you can divest of title, the answer is that is not...Read more »
Yes, but only by paying off the mortgage or getting the lender’s consent to a novation. I’m a little confused by your question, but you seem to be asking if you can co-sign a loan note and then be relieved of liability without paying off the note because you aren’t on the deed. Isn’t that...Read more »
In Virginia, the title to the house passes outside of probate subject to recapture by the Administrator if the sale is needed to pay debts, including distributions. Your safest bet is to put on a motion and get the court to approve a sale. You can then sign for it.
The lease can be enforced against anyone who signed it, and it might be enforceable if the intent to have a signed, written lease is apparent on the facts, such as emails, endorsing deposited rent checks, etc.
Trying to figure this out in a home contract... a realtor is trying to tell me there isn't, but I think there is. I just want to rectify the issue before any contract is signed and legal issues develop
You should sit down with a probate attorney for a consult. If your father's only asset was the rental property that is underwater on its mortgage loan, and if the estate has no other assets that you'd like to protect, you might simply abandon the rental and let the lender foreclose. It isn't going...Read more »
The form of payment won’t matter if the IRS has put a proper lien on the title. You can’t close without paying off or bonding it off. Nobody will insure that title, and the buyer will be quite upset if he buys without a proper closing and then learns that the property has gone to a tax sale or...Read more »
It depends what your HOA covenants, declarations, rules, and, sometimes, subsequent carried motions say about the issue. It is very important to read and understand them. A lawyer can help you do that.
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