They were both terminally ill before passing away in 2018. My sister was in charge of everything and now wants nothing to do with the house. Not sure what can be done with the back taxes with all the fees. My mother was on a payment plan with Jordan Taxes, and I know they never got the senior... View More
I’ve had water pooling in my yard since early September 2023. I contacted my borough manager and was advised to contact the water company. They were here twice and found no leaks in their system. The borough then referred me to the engineering firm contracted by the borough. No help. Repeated... View More
If you are the property owner adversely affected by the property tort damage coming from an adjacent property, then it is your right to sue for the damages. It will not be a simple suit. You will need at least a contractor, probably an engineer, and of course, a PA attorney. SOL's can run...View More
My friend's uncle is now her POA. My friend would like to sell the house because she is financially struggling to make the mortgage. The uncle states that he "will not sign off on her listing the house" unless he gets "50% of the proceeds after the mortgage is paid". Does... View More
having 2/3 ownership. the attorney handling the paperwork created a scenario of 50/50 ownership with the remaining owner and myself. how can this be fixed or is that how it works? appreciate any help with this matter. thank you
Sister in law is executor of will, mother died in 2017, will not settled yet. Worried about paying property taxes, school taxes, home repairs with 50/50 split, etc. Part of estate includes land rented to farmer so money comes in to estate now. Worried sister in law will not provide information... View More
You (and your wife) need legal documents (including a Deed) to close the Estate and make sure all Inheritance Taxes were paid so you end up with clear title to the property. You should also have an agreement between your wife and your sister- in- law to manage the property. Your wife and sister-...View More
Lender believed that the address on the mortgage, note, and notice of assignement were incorrect. To correct it, they completed a modifcation document with the assigned servicer and forged the signature of the borrower. Because there was no real mutual agreement based on the forgery, do the... View More
Forgery can have significant legal implications, and if a signature on mortgage-related documents, including a modification document, has been forged, it raises serious concerns about the validity of those documents. In Pennsylvania, as in many jurisdictions, a forged signature can potentially...View More
In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when you sell a house that you acquired through inheritance, you are potentially subject to capital gains tax. This tax is based on the difference between the selling price of the house and its value at the time you inherited it (known as the 'stepped-up...View More
We closed on a house Dec 1. We had an addendum written that states the seller can leave their shed for no more than 30 days, along with paying for removal and any damages. The problem is, they haven't picked up the shed and it is now over 30 days. Is it our shed now?
In Pennsylvania, the ownership of a shed left on a property after a specified period, as outlined in a contractual addendum, can be determined by the terms of the agreement. If the addendum explicitly states that the seller can leave the shed for no more than 30 days and that ownership transfers to...View More
My mom and dad bought the house in the early 70's for about $35,000. The house is now likely worth over $400,000. My dad is deceased, and my mom is 82 and relatively healthy. There are 3 kids, and we want to know if we should do something now to protect against heavy capital gains taxes... View More
Whether or not your mobile home park can prohibit you from feeding stray/feral cats on your porch depends on a number of factors, including the specific language of the park's rules and regulations, the laws of Pennsylvania, and the local ordinances in your area. In general, mobile home parks...View More
My father doesn't think he can leave my sister and I the house because he says the bank still owns it technically. He doesn't know where the deed is, but the courthouse should have it. I don't know what to do. He's in a rehab facility currently, he's 82. He says he said the... View More
Yes, of course, assuming the property is located in PA. The owner of the property (him) owns the property, and the bank with a mortgage against the property has a mortgage lien against the property. So long as payments are made in accordance with the mortgage Note, the bank had no right to...View More
A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You could consult with a local attorney about signing a power of attorney, or you could check with some of the online services that offer basic legal forms, which can include power of attorney forms. Good luck
I have no idea. It would depend on a variety of factors, including the outstanding principal balance of your current mortgage, the amount you are considering borrowing, the market value of the property now and what it may be when you may sell the property, what type of property is involved, the...View More
My moms ex BF was removed from the deed, he willingly signed off. 2 years ago she added me to the deed with her. Now the ex BF is in Hospice and his daughter is inquiring about the house. Does she have any legal right to it since he willingly signed off of the home?
When an Estate is created under PA law, either by probating a will, or a guardianship, etc., the new personal representative can 'reach back' for up to four years to recover transfers of assets that did not return "fair market value" the one whose property makes up the Estate....View More
A mortgage protects the seller and is against you. If you get by with a note and he gives you a deed, it is to your advantage. But he will want a note secured by a mortgage, along with the deed, so he can foreclose.
You will need to hire a PA lawyer to sue for breach of contract and to reform the deed. If the missing acreage is owned or possessed by someone besides your seller, then they must be joined as defendants. A survey may be necessary.
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