My friend has a property that was inherited to her husband when his father passed away. His will read that his current wife reside in the house until her death, then the property was to go to my friend and her husband. The current wife died about 3 years ago. My friends husband has also passed. Who... Read more »
answered on Jun 1, 2023
The order in which names are listed on the tax bill cannot be relied upon and doesn't prove who owns anything. If your friend is concerned about this, her best bet it so take all of the relevant documents (her father-in law's will and death certificates for everyone involved who has died... Read more »
All the realtors involved were emailed immediately saying I was denied but didn't tell me until I got a letter in the mail 2 weeks later. Shouldn't I have been given the 3 day period to fix any mistakes and submit the info again? Also I was having problems finishing the app because their... Read more »
My son is renting an apartment with one roommate. The lease they both signed includes a $995 deposit which they each paid half $477.50. The lease ends May 31, 2023. My son is going to move out May 31. His roommate has decided to stay in the apartment and resign the lease with my sons name deleted... Read more »
answered on May 31, 2023
Sorry to hear about your son's situation. Consulting an attorney on this may not be worth the money unless your son wants to prove a point or he can find a low flat rate for the legal work.
Your son should consider the following:
(1) Review the lease and document: Carefully... Read more »
What is the best way to put the house in my name? Are there any options where it can be gifted to me so I don't have to take out a loan? Would buying it be best (and would a first-time homeowner's credit apply?) Are there any other options? I plan actually to live in the home and not... Read more »
answered on May 26, 2023
Your grandparents can deed the property to you, but this is problematic because there is a mortgage on the property. The mortgage likely contains an acceleration clause that states upon transfer of the property to a third party, the mortgage will be immediately due and payable on full. Further, if... Read more »
The lien is placed by the City of Chicago due to unpaid parking tickets. I paid all of them and I am in position of receipts.
answered on May 25, 2023
If the City has recorded a lien against the property in the Cook County Recorder's Office then you will need a release of lien from the City to have it removed.
My sister claims to be my mother's poa. She takes all of her money out of a joint account between her n my mom and deposit it in her account. Her gas bill is overdue by 1,000 dollars. She takers her to no appointments me and my wife do. My mom thwrclains she doesn't even want her in the... Read more »
answered on May 17, 2023
Anyone acting under a power of attorney has a fiduciary duty to act in the principal's best interest. If your sister simply took your mother's money, then she is arguably in violation of that duty. Since your sister will not likely respond to a written demand (based on her text message)... Read more »
My ex husband passed away over a year ago. I was named the administrator of the estate on behalf of my two children with my ex. There were no assets other than a home which was recently foreclosed upon by the mortgagee. The house was recently sold and there remains a surplus of approx. $38,000. I... Read more »
We are looking at amending rules to bylaws on renting. Currently we have had 2 units owners rent continously for over 6 years. 1 unit with same renters and other unit with 2 separate renters during the time frame of 6 years. We just need guidance here please. From our understanding these 2 units... Read more »
They left a lot of stuff and never returned for it. Do we own all this stuff now?
Basically would like to add 2 children names to titles of multiple -parents rental homes.
sorry its a hotel should have been clear and guest was injured while living on property and bed bugs was the cause instead if him doing the right thing he illegal eavesdropped acts of retaliation , harassed hacked computer slowing her prep dow for case which caused her to not make it to court. He... Read more »
answered on Apr 16, 2023
No. A lawyer has a duty to his client (typically the seller or the buyer of the property). He has no duty to the property itself and no duty to employees who work on the property.
Wants me out but I found out he has a mortgage on it and several other properties and he's going into foreclosure. Idk if he ever recorded it. Can I request to rescind and get my money back? Or is it pointless since he obviously has no money?
answered on Mar 14, 2023
It may not be pointless just because he has no money - you need to find out whether there will be any remaining equity in the house after the mortgage lender (and any other lienholders ahead of you) are paid. But it could be pointless if being behind in your payments means you're in material... Read more »
answered on Mar 4, 2023
Not necessarily. I often have clients, particularly those without Realtors, that have me review an offer prior to submission to the seller. However, most standard contracts have attorney approval clauses which allow for attorney review once the contract is complete. Depending on where you live,... Read more »
I have published newsletters previously, The previous management company's provided the mailing list. The current management company will not. Am I entitled as a owner, to the home-owner mailing list for that particular purpose?
answered on Mar 2, 2023
The answer to this question will depend on the specific rules and regulations of your condominium association. Typically, condominium associations are governed by bylaws and regulations that outline how the association operates, including how information is shared and distributed to unit owners.... Read more »
What do I need to file (mothers death certificate?) in order to clear the house for future sale or for adding another family member to the deed? I have kept the taxes paid and up to date and currently residing in the house.
answered on Feb 20, 2023
In cases where the most recent deed in the chain of title reflects title held by co-owners "as joint tenants" and one of the co-owners passes away, the next step would be to
(1) complete a Surviving Tenant Affidavit a/k/a Deceased Joint Tenant Affidavit (example form:... Read more »
answered on Feb 1, 2023
I don't mean to sound rude, but you've made a statement rather than asking a question. Do you have a question? You'll want to use somewhat correct terminology. A "land patent" typically refers to the initial grant of a piece of land by the government to an individual or... Read more »
answered on Jan 27, 2023
First, call your lawyer and ask why he hasn't followed through. There may be some obstacle that's needs to be removed first, and he's working on it for you. Second, if your lawyer doesn't have a good reason for not following through, find another attorney. You can record... Read more »
Trying to fill out an Executors Deed. I have one executor but about 6 heirs/grantees. Do I just list each heir and their percentage and say individually? For example: John Doe (20%) individually, John Doe Jr. (20%) individually, etc. Should percentages not be included?
answered on Jan 23, 2023
An Executor's Deed or Administrator's Deed is generally utilized when the Representative is "selling" real estate to a third party.
On the other hand, when a representative is merely releasing the estate's interest in the property and confirming title in the heirs... Read more »
Soneone is paying 5.000 a yr they're signing marylou phebus she is deceased
answered on Dec 23, 2022
sounds like you should retain an attorney privately, since there could be some serious criminal activity going on
My stepmother gave me a property after my dad's death and now she is taking me to eviction court and the papers say possession only.
answered on Dec 20, 2022
I'm unsure of what you mean when you say she "gave" you the property. Did you receive a Deed to the property? I'm guessing not. If you were given a deed, then she would not be able to simply evict you.
Was the home held by your stepmother and father as joint tenants... Read more »
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