About a week and a half ago, my girlfriend reached out to the leasing office of the apartment we are renting, about having our floor fixed which was damaged when we first moved in last year (we honestly forgot about it due to putting a rug over it). No one came, but my girlfriend noticed today that... Read more »
Every lease, whether written or oral, is deemed to have include a provision called 'quiet enjoyment. This means no one can enter your apartment without your prior consent. The only exception to this is if an emergency exists and the Landlord is unable to contact you. Examples of an emergency...Read more »
What your landlord is asking you to do is illegal in New Jersey. He's only allowed to ask for a month and a half security. Asking for the 2 months rent at the end of the lease on top of a month and a half security is not permitted. Could you ask your landlord to put that request in writing....Read more »
He states he doesn't want to divorce me and he will not sign papers. He gives our 17 yr old son nothing. I want to set up support for him and be divorced already. I'm not going back with him. Can I do this from MA. We were married in MA in 1986. What can be done now?
Your mom should request a payoff statement from the reverse mortgage company, which will specify her mortgage balance owed to the reverse mortgage company. You will need to pay that amount plus any other liens on the property to purchase the home.
Heirs are sole beneficiaries. Both heirs agree to not sell house, they don't want the money but want to keep house. Both heirs are of sound mind. Executor who only over sees the Will refuses our wishes and is selling the house. I quote "I am Executor of the will, empowered with final... Read more »
All my belongings was ruined I asked legal to help me they talked with the lawyer at the complex then told me to get a lawyer. A fight in court I had the lawyer file a lawsuit and now th clerk said it was default what do I do now
The mandatory water test passed, yet buyer’s attorney demands that seller, me, pay for installation of water treatment system. I advised the attorney that the installation of the system is buyer’s responsibility, yet attorney has still not released the escrow funds back to SELLER. What do I... Read more »
Your contract to purchase the property should include language regarding the means for resolving escrow account disputes. Also, if the attorney provided an escrow agreement when you deposited the money, that agreement should also specify the means for resolving disputes.
My wife and I currently live together. Our current property is mortgaged under me solely but she is on the title. We are attempting to purchase another unit in the building together with both of us on the mortgage. Would that still be considered as 2 entities or would it be considered as one entity... Read more »
My wife and I are separating and she will be moving out of the country. What documents do I need to get her signed before she leaves so I can sell the house later? Is there a possibility to remove her name from the deed?
It is very easy to do. Make an appointment with an attorney to prepare a deed which she signs along with several other documents required for transferring title. The attorney hold the documents in escrow pursuant to a written escrow agreement which calls for release upon sale of the property.
Filed a complaint in the court for non refund of deposit and defendant did not answer in 35 days and court entered default. Defendant's counsel filed a motion to vacate the default to anser the complaint out of time which was granted by judge with a note to submit the answer in 10 days.... Read more »
You can go on line to the County Clerk's Office web site. On the website, you may search for a copy of your deed. The easiest thing to do, however, is to speak to a local real estate attorney. The attorney will obtain a copy of the deed and prepare a new deed to be executed and recorded. The...Read more »
Assuming the property is properly posted, you have a basis for civil (section 4:17-2) and criminal (section 2C:18-3) action against the tresspasser. I would start with filing a crminal complaint in the municipal court in the town where the property is located.
I had a hot water heater installed approx 25 years ago with permit and inspection. The local fire inspector just recently came to my house out of the blue and said they didn't inspect it. They did inspect and I think it's a clerical error on their part but after all this time, I cannot... Read more »
The simple answer is no. But anyone who may have an interest such as inchoate dower and inchoate courtesy would need to execute the mortgage. This is done so that in the event a foreclosure proceeding is instituted, everyone's actual and potential property interest is terminated.
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