Lived in my home 10 yrs. my yard is fenced off by a privacy fence that’s attached to my home. Literally to the masonary of my home. Recently my neighbor tells me they bought my yard 25 feet of yard that’s btwn our homes. The Detroit Land Bank sold it, saying it was a lot. Sum1 dropped the ball... Read more »
Depending upon the amount of damages claimed and the evidence the damages resulted from your neighbor's defective drain, litigation may be your only alternative to seek redress - if your neighbor fails to acknowledge or cooperate with resolving the matter. Sometimes just a filing of a suit may...Read more »
We own a house with a neighbor who we share a driveway with. We also have woods behind us. The property line is a little uneven, but splits the property in half for the most part. Unfortunately, part of the neighbors property is the edge of the start of our driveway. In our deed, when we bought the... Read more »
Is there a private road agreement between you? Usually when homeowners share a driveway there is a private road agreement. You may have pull a title abstract to verify this. This will determine the parties rights, BEFORE you have to go to court without any legal guidance.
Your hold over seller becomes a tenant after the sale closes and so if they do not move timely, you will have to file an eviction action. Depending on where you live right now, because of the pandemic lock down, many courts are closed and will not hear eviction actions. So you need to be aware of...Read more »
They bought the Land Contract out in 2018. I thought we had nothing else to do with this property as I hired a Title Co. (Michigan) and what turned out to be a double-dealing attorney. I don't know what a PAO is. I know what a POA is Power of Attorney, but this PAO
We are facing foreclosure, so we applied for a modification & our servicer put the proceedings on hold with their attorneys while a a decision is made. Saturday, my online account showed there was a decision made, but the mod Dept says there hasn't been any decision. I contacted the... Read more »
With the current pandemic, if your loan is an FHA or FNMA loan, there is an adjournment of foreclosures for 60 days right now. If the virus still lingers, then I speculate that further mortgage foreclosure relief will be coming. Nothing can happen in the foreclosure process and the lender will...Read more »
When it comes to deeds, there has to be an agreement by the Grantee to take delivery. If the Grantee does not want to take delivery of a property, then there is no conveyance. However, Grantors do not have to ask an intended Grantee if they want to be named on the deed with another party. There...Read more »
The importance of a move- in check list cannot be stressed enough. However if there is no move in check list, then the landlord has the same issue as you do - attesting to the former condition of a home. So if there is a dispute as to the move-out condition, it's your word against theirs.
I had to sign the NDA prior to getting the complete full listing of the Commercial Retail space. After that, I then initialed the Purchasers agreement, and the Broker told me that I had two weeks after acceptance from the Seller to back out or terminate the deal then I could. Well I haven't... Read more »
I was quit claim deeded 1/2 a house/land when my step dad died. He also made provision for his gf to live there one year after he died. The house is now vacant but I believe she moved out long ago and my 1/2 sister, the other owner chose not to have her attorney notify mine that the house was... Read more »
If you have a half interest in a home as tenants in common with another owner, you can sell your interest without the other owner's permission. You can also file a partition action that requests that the court to order that the home be sold and the sales proceeds, split in accordance with your...Read more »
There is no such thing as a 'verbal easement." This is pursuant to a long standing legal doctrine known as the "Statute of Frauds." The Statute of Frauds requires that agreements related to real estate are reduced to writing in order to prevent fraud. Therefore all contracts...Read more »
My son inherited my ex-husband's house after his death. My son is three hours away at college, so we (myself and husband) have been responsible for cleaning the house out. The house sold, and the new owners will take possession in couple of weeks. We've had an estate sale, and now have... Read more »
Generally, purchase agreements require that a home be vacated by the seller before a closing. That would include the seller's personal property. Buyers should perform a 'final walk through" of a home before a closing to ensure that the home is in the same condition that it was at...Read more »
A copy of the recorded deed should be sufficient if it states that you and your former husband owned the property as "husband and wife" or "jointly with rights of survivorship." If this 'magic language' is not contained in the deed, then you will need to consult with...Read more »
No, sorry, but you don't. The buyer of your property has the right under Michigan law to review the association's financial status and by-laws. If they are unhappy with the association's records, they can walk away. Otherwise, absent any other outstanding sale contingencies, the...Read more »
I am sorry for your circumstances, however, if you are behind on payments, the landlord does have the right to ask the court to evict you and your family. I would contact your landlord and see if he will take partial payments. Bankruptcy can be another option however. That would stop an...Read more »
Get in touch with the entity that is offering you $$ for the key. Make sure that it is not a scam and that they are authorized to act on behalf of you lender. The fact that there is a 10 day period from date of the writ being issued is important - so make sure you confirm with lender's...Read more »
I am the seller. A prospective buyer made a very low offer. As an incentive for me to accept this low bid, he is acting as his own agent (since he has worked as a real estate agent in the past) and is foregoing a commission. (However, he did use my agent’s office’s forms to present the offer!)... Read more »
I bid as an owner occupant, through the listing agent, on a HUD property. I chose to be the back up offer and should have had my offer accepted. I was never informed as I should have been by HUD rules. An investor's bid (lower than mine) was then immediately accepted. I only discovered... Read more »
Yes. There is no legal requirement that you need to be a licensed real estate agent in order to use the term "real estate" in your company name. There are other restrictions against non agents, but this is not one of them.
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