We have an inspection contingency in the contract and after the inspection came back with mold and other significant findings we decided to cancel the contract. The seller is not signing the release for the title company to release our funds. How can we get our earnest money back? Can the... Read more »
Sometimes sellers can be frustrated when a contract falls through. As long as your cancellation of the contract was within the time provided by the contract you are entitled to return of your earnest money deposit. An attorney can help you with this issue.
I inherited a trailer that I didn’t want. I found someone that wanted it so I gave them the title and keys. A month later the person that owned the lot it was in called me and said he didn’t want that person to live on his property. Another months went buy and the guy I gave the trailer to was... Read more »
All Missouri leases have an implied warranty of habitability. This means the landlord has to provide certain, very limited and basic, services in a rental. These include a working bathroom and heat source, for example. If you believe your landlord has breached the warranty of habitability, there is...Read more »
The answer to your question will be in the operating agreement or bylaws for the entity the board serves. That is where procedural matters are determined. You should ask your entity’s secretary for a copy of that document.
My ex husband passed away, we had 2 kids, we actually never get separated, the divorce was only on the paper. the lawyer said not to make payments on the house. The house went foreclosed. We still live in this house.
If the house has been sold in foreclosure it belongs to someone else now. If the sale has not yet taken place you may still have a chance to stop the foreclosure. Bring every bit of the paperwork you have received to an attorney right away to find out where you stand.
My late wife and her sister own land in both their names. My wife passed away two months ago and her sister wants me to give my wifes half ownership to her which is fine. In Missouri since my wife and I had wills that leave all to surviving spouse without probate I am now half owner but how do I... Read more »
How to transfer title will depend on how you and your wife held title. If you and your wife held title with right of survivorship you just have to show she is now deceased to make a transfer. You should have a lawyer look at the deed to advise you.
a fence outside our property line (Phelps County MO) was built 10 years ago when the subdivision was created. we have no HOA and the fence is actually in the easement of State Hwy O and our street, Fawn Ridge. Who is responsible for maintenance of the fence ?
If you do not have a written agreement your “landlord” has nothing to enforce if you move out. Just make sure there are no emails or texts that, if taken together, can show the terms of your rental. If there are, you should consult an attorney.
I received a letter from an attorney telling me to pay the rent to a local bank instead of the landlords son, which I had been doing. I contacted the bank about the heater needing repair. They told me that since they don’t own the property they are limited in what they can do. Should I pay for... Read more »
Missouri law provides a specific procedure for making repairs and deducting the cost from the rent. At the very least, you should notify both the bank and the lawyer IN WRITING of the habitability issues that need to be addressed and your intention to repair and deduct. For detailed information on...Read more »
My daughter and her husband have a trailer next to my house. There are constant drugs and people running in and out. The police are always showing up because of various reasons. They have stolen things from us, disturbed the peace, and even gotten physical. They have a 1 year old and 3 year old in... Read more »
There are statutes that regulate eviction of mobile homes that you will need to follow. You really need to consult an attorney to make sure you follow the law so you can get them and their trailer out legally and permanently.
Here is the situation: Currently the debtors are working with me, and agreeing to work out payment solutions including legal action if necessary. I want to make sure this next document\contract we sign contains the right words follows the right steps to allow me to collect should this go to a legal... Read more »
Any contract attorney should be able to help you with this type of agreement. If the debtors breach the agreement you will still have to go through the court process but you can put in provisions that will give them incentive not to breach.
My tenant moved in one month ago. I chose her from multiple applicants only because she said she was ready to move in ASAP and assured me that she had all of the money required to move in. I live out of state, so my parents manage a lot of things for me.
A properly worded and lawfully prepared notice can give her three days to either pay in full or move out. If she fails to do either you still have to go through the eviction process. You should consult an attorney
The seller gave the title company monies to hold for the install of a septic system to be done after we closed. A company, Earth 1st., came, did the work and left without talking to me. I called them a week later to ask them when to expect them to come to finish the work and was told they were... Read more »
Generally speaking, a title company does not act as an advocate at all. It is a neutral third party to a transaction. If there is a disagreement about funds held in escrow, you should talk to an attorney about how best to reach an agreement on disbursement.
My mother pays for insurance and taxes only. There is no rental agreement for my mother or my nephew. My nephew receives mail at the house, is there some implied agreement? Mom health is failing, what will it take to get him out if he refuses to go when the time comes?
This situation may be more involved than you would think. There are legal procedures in place to evict tenants, but it can be more difficult to evict squatters. You may want to get your nephew paying some nominal amount now, so he can be considered a tenant when the time comes. You should consult...Read more »
Can a member of your llc rent out a property owned by the llc?
Just started a membership llc and working on building inventory when a member expressed interest to rent out one of the newly acquired properties by the company. Can that member rent the property just like if it was a normal... Read more »
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