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0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Civil Rights and Landlord - Tenant for Virginia on
Q: Property seller violates multiple laws, purchaser has hard evidence, judge ignores. What happened?

Some points (this box isn't enough for all details):

- All owner finance payments were current

- Seller tried to forcefully move in with Buyer when their gf kicked them out for drinking. Used intimidation tactics to force Buyer to comply. Buyer stated they would only agree if... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Missouri on
Q: Been in contract for home for 2 years homeowner refused to accept payment what are my rights never been late

Home is located in Mobile home Park which was recently sold new owner sent cut up check and mail and refused to accept payment or honor contract

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for New York on
Q: Greetings, i currently have tenants who are allowing their daughter to stay at their apartment because she needs a place

Their daughter was living in a hotel but they are trying to help her find an apartment for her and her daughter and it’s become difficult. My fear is that she becomes a tenant. What can i do?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Rhode Island on
Q: R.I. law that allows a tenant in common owner of property to sell its share w/o permission from the other cotenants.

Also, can a tenant in common ask any amount for its share where no pre-existing agreement exists betw the tenants

Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
answered on Oct 3, 2022

Tenants In Common almost always have a right to sue for a Sale For Partition. The Court ordered Sale price is for the whole property, which is then disbursed according to the order. Each Tenant normally gets the same after expense share, although sometimes there are equitable adjustments.

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Arizona on
Q: I've been charged a standard $170 cleaning fee for a rental I'm vacating that will be gutted and renovated when I move.

Since the money paid is obviously not used for cleaning, is this charge legal? Thank you.

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Nevada on
Q: Real estate agent is buying homes then re-selling to people he knows at higher value to manipulate comparables. Illegal?

This agent is buying homes "as is" at market value then turning around and selling them for hundreds of thousands more with seller financing (presumably to people they know) to manipulate the cost of homes in a neighborhood in terms of sales comparables. Should I report this to local regulators?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning and Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on
Q: Can you live/camp in the backyard of an unfinished home if you are not the owner?

A home on our street was torn down and a new home was started but only got as far as framing the house, then the progress stopped 2 years ago. The owner lives in Florida (this home is in Colorado) and the owner's son is homeless and has schizophrenia camps in the backyard. Other homeless... Read more »

Michael Joseph Larranaga
Michael Joseph Larranaga
answered on Oct 3, 2022

In short, it would be difficult to force the sale since you do not have an ownership interest.

Could there be other legal remedies? Potentially. You should call an attorney to check.

If the occupants are there without the landowner’s permission, it could be trespass. Again, it...
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0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I'd have a friend who lives in Newark, DE and she and her family are deaf. They are having a problem with their landlord

Finding out that their electric bill is almost double for the past two or three months. They were told that the loft over the garage is not included in their rent. Which they live in the house with no access to the garage and the loft. They were told they were not responsible for that property... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for North Carolina on
Q: I live in north carolina and was left a house in illinois in a transfer on death instrument. How can I get the deed?

North Carolina doesn't recognize transfer upon death instruments, so how can I claim the house left to me?

Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran
answered on Oct 3, 2022

When it comes to real property, the law that governs it is almost always the law of the state in which it lies. So in this scenario, you need to be talking to an IL lawyer and see what needs to be done.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for New York on
Q: Wondering if I can take legal action against a seller/ contractor/ flipper after I the buyer waived the home inspection

I had made an offer on the house and was told by My realtor that it was between me and one other if I waived the home inspection I would get the house, I asked about the roof and the realtor said that the seller said it looked good when they looked at it so now 8 months later I need a complete... Read more »

Elaine Shay
Elaine Shay
answered on Oct 3, 2022

Difficult case without the disclosure which generally depends on the exact terms of your contract and whether the seller actively concealed the condition. Worth a conversation with your closing attorney.

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0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Maryland on
Q: I live in a single family HOA in Salisbury, MD. Our governing docs. do not require the HOA to have insurance such as

general liability, D&O, etc. The Board does not want to spend the money on it so is there any option I would have to "force" them to purchase it so that all members of the Association are protected and not faced with a huge special assessment if a lawsuit should occur?

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Maryland on
Q: I'm interested in becoming squatter as I'm homeless n my family over a yr now we have ssd coming in but it's not alot

we live in MD. is there a recommended how to book on becoming a squatter or information in steps I need to know to take.

0 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Texas on
Q: i want to get out of my lease legally and want to know if there’s anything that can be done

i’ve documented since my initial move in april every occurrence that has happened on the property (i’ve had my car broken into and vandalized, loud parties that were not shut down despite code on a near bi weekly occurrence, maintenance failures, this weekend i had no electricity and had to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Georgia on
Q: Is there a legal deadline for filing discovery in GA by the defendant or plaintiff?
Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
answered on Oct 3, 2022

You have to go to Court and file a Motion to Compel Discovery. If the Order is not adhered to, then you ask for Sanctions.

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Q: Is there any way to stop the County Clerk's Office from putting my house up for a "tax sale," as they call it?

I live in DeKalb, Illinois. I lost my job way back in April. I am unable to pay my real-estate tax, which is over $3,000. It's just a little late, less than a month late, and they're already talking about a "tax sale," which is basically selling the taxes to a third party who... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Immigration Law and Real Estate Law for North Carolina on
Q: my wife is registered in India, we are getting divorce in india, can i sell my home on my name without her signature ?


Ben Corcoran
Ben Corcoran
answered on Oct 3, 2022

Until the divorce is finalized your wife has an interest in the property and would have to sign any deed.

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0 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Washington on
Q: Getting out of a lease agreement if they raise rent

I live in a low income apartment and am on lease with 3 other people. Only 3 out of 4 of us live here and on the lease, the one who doesn't live here is the tenant and we are occupants. The apartments are going under new management and some new owners as well as having some of the old owners.... Read more »

0 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Indiana on
Q: Is it legal to demolish 1 or more abandoned homes next dor to mine without exterminating the rats, reptiles, and insects

I live in a mobile home park owned by a company who sells the mobile homes and rents the lot to the buyer until it is paid off. There were two abandoned mobile homes next to mine. They have been sitting for a while and we're really run down and disgusting. Instead of paying to have them moved... Read more »

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