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0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Tax Law for New Mexico on
Q: In New Mexico on a rental on roperty not occupied by the owner, yet listed as owner occupied. Is it legal to rent it.

I believe the rental income has been hidden, and not claimed as income as well.

0 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Q: Issue with neighbor house

I own a home in Ohio that was built in the early 1900’s along with its surrounding homes. It’s in a neighborhood where the houses are very close together, but the house to the left of ours is abnormally close like 4ft. They are missing gutters along that side of the house that borders ours and... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for New York on
Q: Landlord says I'm not allowed on roof of apartment advertised as having "private roof deck"

I recently signed a lease for an apartment that was advertised as having "private roof deck". The posting went as far as including staged photos of said roof-deck furnished with patio furniture.

The roof has only one entrance through a door inside the apartment.

The... Read more »

Gary Lane
Gary Lane answered on May 23, 2022

Landlord is breaching the contract. You have right to roof deck, even if it means taking him to court!

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Estate Planning, Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for Arkansas on
Q: Ex-wife is 6 months behind on mortgage that's in husband's name. Divorce decree states she must make timely payments.

What is his options to either get back the house that was his inheritance from his parents or to keep it from being foreclosed on.

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for North Carolina on
Q: My wife and her parents are on the deed to our home together. This is our primary residence. Can we sell ?

Without any tax problems for her parents who are on Medicare and social security?

0 Answers | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Minnesota on
Q: we live in a mobile home park. we pay a mortgage fir our home and rent the lot. we were given a eviction notice in March

we were then given a different letter asking us to agree to move, we would no longer be responsible for our mortgage and basically just cut all ties. I have texts and an audio recording stating I would,could, and will be getting money back, but the agreement doesn't mention it, so I have not... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Virginia on
Q: Rental property in Virginia that needs to be fixed but renter is not ready to pay.

Hi i have a rental property in Virginia. The tenant has moved out after the lease completed. They did not do a wakthru. There is mold and appliances have been abused. the repairs are more than the deposit amount. they are refusing to pay. what are my options.

Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg answered on May 23, 2022

You can ask politely and be ignored; or you can document the evidence, send a demand letter, and sue.

0 Answers | Asked in Divorce and Real Estate Law for Massachusetts on
Q: I am in the middle of a cash out divorce settlement. I am trying to buy out my husband's equity in our home.

I have secured a mortgage and will pay him a portion of buy out now and a portion later. For the portion I need to pay later, he wants me to sign a mortgage and promissory note and have it recorded in our town. Would this affect my ability in the future to get a refinance or second mortgage or any... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: Is an attorney required for a HOA to add, delete or amend their Covenants and Restrictions?

Example; increase new construction impact fees or increase minimum building square footage?

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Q: I share a home with my mom in Chicago lll. Both of our names is on the deed. However, only her name is on the Mortgage

How hard would it be to get my name on the mortgage (Wells Fargo) should she pass away before me. After years of being her primary caregiver (she is bed bound) She is now in a nursing home. I have been since taking care of the home myself.

0 Answers | Asked in Elder Law and Real Estate Law for Vermont on
Q: I have been harassesed, scapegoated and emtionally abused by President as well as Finacially Exploited.

I AM the victim if financial exploitation. In addition to emotional and psychological abuse. I read it is because of grandfather laws that I could be exempt from joining the association.

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Elder Law for Vermont on
Q: I have lived at the Catalpa House for three years. At that time only 3 condos were sold. Assoc formed in August $7500.

Now they want 9500, citing that January begins the fiscal year. I told them I could not afford that so soon paying so much. They have put lien on my condo. plus they have charged me for extra maintenance that I should not be resposible for and addeD late fees and interest.

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Family Law and Real Estate Law for Ohio on
Q: 45 yrs living & paying property tax in brothers house. Do I have a claim now that he died with deed in his name?

I have lived in family house about 30 years, maintained all of it, paid all taxes to date. My mom used priest many years ago to put house in me and my bro name when she died but house only went in his because of a nasty divorce I had when younger and I cannot find the priest or have paperwork. My... Read more »

Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp answered on May 23, 2022

There is no short answer to this question. I highly recommend sitting down with an attorney to see if there are any avenue's you can take in trying to keep the house.

Best of luck.

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Maine on
Q: Is it the landlord's responsibility to check for mold if I request it?

I have been living in my apartment for 2+ years. My youngest daughter was born in august 2021. She has been sick since she was 2 months old. I didn't really think anything of it, but I mentioned that maybe there is a mold problem and my landlord hasn't got back to me. one of the walls in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Foreclosure for Florida on
Q: Could I still register a quitclaim deed in my favor written in 2013 and stop the property sale by Partition Lawsuit?

My brother and I have in Miami, a common property where I have always lived. In 2013 my brother transferred the property to me. In 2020, my brother learned that the value of the property had increased significantly and that I had lost the quit claim deed without having registered it. So, he sued... Read more »

Jane Kim
Jane Kim answered on May 21, 2022

Your deed is valid as between your brother and you. However, it is void as to other third parties because it was not recorded, and they do not have notice of it. However, you may still be able to record it to put them on notice prior to closing. Obviously, you should consult an attorney to deal... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law, Elder Law and Gov & Administrative Law for Texas on
Q: Misrepresentation of cemetery plots within a pauper burial section.

I have a large family. My parents owned six plots in our city cemetery and were researching more plots to buy nearby for our family. The sexton at the time offered them 11 plots together in another area of the cemetery, which my parents accepted. My parents have spent a considerable amount of time... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Gaming and Land Use & Zoning for Idaho on
Q: What is the Montana territorial code 168.-A

Supposed to be about Gambling away Ownership of land Title .

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for North Carolina on
Q: What can I do if my home was foreclosed and sold while my HAF application was pending? Can it be sold before the notice?

From Jan 2020 to Feb6 2022 we consistently contacted the mortgage servicer to get help to save our home. We applied over and over for a forbearance, loan modification, deferment, asked for payment plans, you name it we tried it more than once and were denied everytime. We waited months for the... Read more »

Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman answered on May 21, 2022

There are some facts missing from your description. Were foreclosure notices posted on the door and/or received in the mail? Did you attend the hearings and let the Clerk know you had an HAF application pending? Typically, the Clerk will grant an continuance of a foreclosure hearing if he/she knew... Read more »

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