He was summons today for the remaining balance of the vehicle. It was sold after repossession at an auction. I am responsible for the debt and I want to take care of it. He has a family and I don't want to create a financial hardship on him. Can I respond to the summons asking the court to... Read more »
Cosigners essentially act as guarantors of a debt when one codebtor defaults on the underlying debt obligation. I doubt you can remove your brother's obligation as he was a cosigner, but you can make the proposal to your creditor to pay back your back loan payments under a settlement or...Read more »
No. Land Contracts are not leases and occupants under a land contract are purchasers, not tenants. In either case, during the pandemic, the court dockets have long delays, so if you can work out a settlement with the other party to resolve your issues, it will benefit both sides.
Friend of mine sold me her house for very little money, and now a year later wants to take it back. I have a signed receipt from her and her ex husband. Will that be enough to stop her from kicking me out?
I, the buyer, entered into a purchase agreement which stated closing would occur by 4/23. On 4/28, I instructed my realtor to cancel agreement. Seller refuses to sign release and my realtor is suggesting that I offer up a portion of my earnest money deposit to the seller to cover money spent with... Read more »
I would want to know who was responsible for the transaction failing to close on the contract date. Moreover, the language in the purchase agreement about the closing date controls. What does the purchase agreement really say..."on or about...." is different than "on or before"...Read more »
My realtor says I was within my right to cancel but also suggests I release all or part of earnest money to seller to make the sellers broker go away. Will I end up paying more if he takes this to court? Closing was to occur by 4/23 and I cancelled on 4/28.
Generally "no," the seller's agent has no rights against you directly for commission or any other fees. Their agreement is between the seller only. However, a buyer's agent can bring an action against you for their portion of the commission that buyer agent would have earned...Read more »
Hello, hopefully I can get some answers as local attorneys i've spoken with have told me I am out of luck. Approximately two years ago I purchased my first home. Last year when I went to replace drywall and flooring I discovered that my home was structurally unsound, even being condemned by... Read more »
Past fire damage is definitely something that a seller should disclose about their home if indeed the seller knew about the past fire damage and that it affected the structural integrity of the property (known structural issues are a line item on the disclosure form).
Unfortunately no. You would need to have 15 years of maintenance to assert an action for adverse possession. The statutory period for acquiescence is also 15 years, and just like adverse possession, the acquiescence of predecessors in title can be tacked in order to establish the 15 year period ....Read more »
A lease is a contract. Generally, the parties are bound by the provisions of a signed lease. Turning in the keys is a unilateral step only. Without the landlord's release, you would still be obligated on the contract.
You should register your company with the state of Michigan as a foriegn corporation doing business in Michigan. Among the primary reasons for registering is so that you have the ability to either initiate or defend a lawsuit in the Michigan courts.
I just did a search online and found that I'm listed as a resident at an address in Michigan. But - here's the fly in the ointment - I've never lived in Michigan. I've never even lived in the USA (I was born in and have been a citizen/resident of another country for my entire... Read more »
You can try to record an Affidavit of Suspected Fraud related to the property with the Register of Deeds. It would put anyone who was interested in the property on notice that you have no relationship to the home. Additionally, if you have a credit report, notify the credit reporting agencies that...Read more »
An automatic stay to prevent a property from going to foreclosure will remain in effect until the bankruptcy court lifts the stay. If a debtor follows the bankruptcy protocal on a chapter 13 plan, the stay remains in force. There is no set time frame for the stay to be removed unless there is non...Read more »
we have signed agreement to sell house. with addendum including appraisal guarantee - that buyer will pay the difference if appraised price is lower than agree-upon price. 2nd addendum includes other concessions like home warranty. all addenda seem to state clearly that they supersede any conflict... Read more »
Depending on how your mother's interest is reflected in the deed, any new deed where she she adds a person, will be the most recent deed provided that it is drafted properly. Not only does the deed need to be signed, dated and acknowledged properly, deeds have to contain the proper legal...Read more »
This is where real estate law and estate planning law intersect. You will need to either create a will or a trust, or in certain circumstances create a ladybird deed. You can create a life estate in a deed, or create a lease agreement as well. My suggestion is to consult with a real estate...Read more »
If both parties to a contract perfom on a contract that is inconsistent with the terms of the contract, then in certain circumstances the perfomance can be used to show a new agreement or understanding between both parties. See ProvenResource.com for more information.
She's not on any bills or the rental agreement however we have lived together for a year now. She refused to move continues to tell me to "evict her" do I have to go through an official eviction processor is there another way?
As uncomfortable as it may seem, you will have to go through the eviction process. The first step would be to issue a Notice to Quit. That may be enough to encourage her to move, but not always. Good luck. See www.ProvenResource.com
In 2017, Michigan ended what you describe as "dower rights." A spouses signature is no longer required to convey property. However, this does not mean that the title insurance company's won't still require her consent in order to convey marketable title.
Hired Home inspector before closing on a home. Inspector's report stated roof was in good condition for 6-10 years. I purchased home. Less than a month of owning home, Homeowners insurance company stated roof was in terrible condition. I had to replace roof before I could be insured. Looking... Read more »
Normally, home inspectors limit their liability to the amount of the price of their inspection report. They state this in their contract with the prospective homeowner. However, they are not protected from gross negligence. It is important for you to have an attorney review the home inspection...Read more »
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