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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: My brother and I own a home together. He wants to sign his half over to me. How do we go about it? We live in CT.
Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo answered on Dec 6, 2017

A deed and accompanying transfer documents need to be signed, acknowledged and recorded with the county recorder’s office in fully recordable form.

1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: procedger to recover money from foreclosure? 4 children involved? City has money.

All back taxes leins have been House was sold by city.

Christopher H. McCormick
Christopher H. McCormick answered on Nov 14, 2017

It is not an easy process and I recommend you hire an experienced local foreclosure defense attorney to help you recover any funds you are entitled to from the foreclosure sale of your property.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: What is the statute of limitations on a judgment lien on property in the stare of CT?

The person who has a judgement lien against them sold the property 3 years before the lien was placed. Now it’s showing up 17 years after judgement lien was placed on a title search for the new owners. The new owners are told by the bank they need to pay the judgement that is on the previous... Read more »

Christopher H. McCormick
Christopher H. McCormick answered on Oct 10, 2017

Judgment liens on real estate in Connecticut are good for twenty years. In your situation if the judgment lien was recorded three years after title was transferred than the lien is outside the chain of title and does not need to be released since it secures no interest in the real estate. Only... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Connecticut on
Q: What happens to a property in case of my fathers death? He is remarried but I'm the only child.

What happens to a property in an incident of my fathers death? The property is under his name but up to this day everything (including lumpsome foenpaykent & monthly mortgage) had been paid for by me in cash (no paper trail/receipts). I am not sure if he has a will and he is also remarried.... Read more »

Matthew A. Wiley
Matthew A. Wiley answered on Oct 5, 2017

It is important that you speak with an attorney regarding this matter. There are three main issues that you should consider.

1. Any assets that passed via a beneficiary or were jointly held will pass directly to you or whoever is listed regardless of what his will or intestate law that...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Intellectual Property for Connecticut on
Q: Sellers won't give me back my deposit. What can I do and what are the risks?

Thanks.

Vincent Gallo
Vincent Gallo answered on Sep 8, 2017

Firstly you should consider whether you believe that you are legally entitled to the return of your deposit.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: If the sellers attorney forgot to include the reimursent request for the oil in the oil tank at the closing, do I pay?

The sellers attorney requested $450 3 weeks after closing for the 160 gallons left in the tank.

Christopher H. McCormick
Christopher H. McCormick answered on Aug 29, 2017

If seller provided satisfactory proof including the basis for the $450 meaning the oil company bill relied upon for price per gallon and the tank gauge shows that the oil is there yes you should pay. The omission at closing does not remove the obligation to pay. If you do not pay the seller has the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Connecticut on
Q: Can I sue my sister for my half of estate?

Mom passed February 2016 no will courts appointed her. Courts has not received anything from her in a year I told her lawyer, her and I sent a letter to the courts she pays me out she can get the house. House is in Connecticut I'm in Florida

Andy Wayne Williamson
Andy Wayne Williamson answered on Jul 30, 2017

To get proper advice you need to repost your question under the Connecticut as that is where the probate is located. This Connecticut law controls the situation.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: My mortgage co offered me a mod trail I paid all those then they offered another mod but they say I haven't pd

I have proof I pd so I asked another attorney.and he said just sign the modification forms so now I have another 40 yrs on my mortgage that I've already pd for 12 yrs. What can I do?

Max Lavit Rosenberg
Max Lavit Rosenberg answered on Jul 27, 2017

You need to sit down and consult with an attorney who focuses on Modifications and Foreclosure Defense as soon as possible. It is possible you have a case against the mortgage company for not properly applying payment. We have handled cases similar to this before against some of the larger banks.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: What percentage of owners must agree to dissolve a condo association?

We are a condo assoc. of 27 units on two seperate parcels of land seperated by approx 3/4 mile (15 on one side/12 on the other).

Is it possible to dissolve the association and create 2 individual associations and what percentage of the votes are needed?

Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Jul 12, 2017

the answer to your question is in the condo bylaws or other association documents.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Connecticut on
Q: I have been asked to sign my daughters lease with her. She will get renters insurance,. Am I protected?

She is a college student. I will not be living there.

I am concerned about liability.

Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Jul 12, 2017

Renters insurance doesn't protect your personal liability to the landlord, only if she names you on the policy will you be protected if someone is injured on the property or items are stolen, or flood/fire etc depending on the extent of the policy.. If she doesn't pay the rent, you are... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: Is it legal for a Bank to not allow you to review documents prior to closing?

I requested to review Personal Loan documents before the closing (not the day of the closing) as I have vision problems and would prefer to read the documents electronically (preferably in pdf format) to enable the ability to zoom in on small text. They responded that I would not be allowed to... Read more »

Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Jul 12, 2017

This question should be directed to your closing attorney. I'm sure by now you have.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: My mortgage company is telling me that I still have to pay PMI and in my PMI disclosure states when I reach 78% why

I am below my 78% auto termination percent and there telling me I have to pay for 3 more year

Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Jul 12, 2017

How did you determine that you are below 78%? Based on the original appraised value of the home? If not, then that may be why. Also sometimes there are conditions which state another event must occur before PMI will be released. Look to your mortgage documents for that. Sometimes you just need to... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: How can I force an ex-partner to leave my home? He pays nothing and we are no longer a couple.

I have owned my home since 1992. From 2001 - 2012, my partner and his 3 children lived here and we shared all expenses. I re-mortgaged to pay for an addition and a pool. We are no longer a couple due to his alcoholism, and no kids here anymore. He has not paid any money for living expenses for 3... Read more »

Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Jul 12, 2017

If he does not own the property and he has no lease with you and has not paid or contributed to household expenses evidencing some sort of agreement that he stay, then I would call the police as he is trespassing.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: I want to stop the sale of my aunt's home. She passed away and didn't have a will house is paid for what can I do?

I want to stop the sale of my aunt's home. She passed away and didn't have a will I was living with her for several years and she was my legal guardian at a point. Do I have any rights? Is there anything I can do?

Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Jul 12, 2017

You can go to the probate court where the estate is being probated and state your case to the judge. If you are not an heir and have no right to assets of the estate, then i'd say you're likely out of luck. If you live there without a lease agreement then the estate administrator likely... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Connecticut on
Q: ow do I get rid of an abandoned truck on my property? My daughters bf parked it there and i don't know who owns it

it is a big dump type truck with a big snow plow on front. it doesn't run to my knowledge. i don't think he owns it and i don't know where they are living now to get in touch with them. it has been here for over a year. they were living in my house until i tossed them to the curb 5 months ago.

Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Jul 12, 2017

Have it towed.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: Buyer never responded to our response after inspection report and now its past the dead line.

Buyer highlighted things she wanted addressed in inspection report. We addressed each item say what we would fix and what we wouldn't. The buyer never responded and it's now past the date, what happens next?

Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Jul 12, 2017

seek the help of the real estate attorney you hired for the closing. They should be assisting you with this issue.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Formation and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: Looking to start LLC to finance other business ventures down the road. How should we set it up given situation?

I just graduated college and got a salaried job. My fiance is currently in school and will be finishing nxt year. We want to start a business on paper so that we can invest in other businesses. We want to eventually purchase a car wash. We're interested in purchasing 3family duplex to generate... Read more »

Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Jul 12, 2017

Seek the help of a business attorney who can properly advise you.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: If my mother had a mortgage in her name only, but my name is on the deed am I obligated for the mortgage upon her death.

Deed was in survivorship. Can't afford to keep it wondering what to do

Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Jul 12, 2017

Generally, no you're not liable for the mortgage. However if you were added to the deed after the mortgage was given, the mortgage comes before your interest in the property so to keep the property you would have to make payment/refinance and take over the loan, or sell and pay off the loan.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Landlord - Tenant and Real Estate Law for Connecticut on
Q: Hi.Do I have to reimburse my live-in boyfriend for money he invested in my home's renovations after we separate?

We both contributed money to the renovation of my home. My boyfriend, I believe, is legally considered a tenant. He pays me rent every month and I pay for everything else. We are separating and he wants me to compensate him for the money that he contributed to the renovations. 1.) Do I have to... Read more »

Nicole M. Camporeale
Nicole M. Camporeale answered on Jul 12, 2017

You need to consult with an attorney on this. You have too many specific questions to get a legal answer online. Attorneys will not feel comfortable providing answers that you may follow through with without getting the full facts and circumstances. This can turn into a complicated situation so my... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Probate, Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Collections for Connecticut on
Q: What happens when you find the original will after probate judge deems you execute it, but you are sole benefactr in wil

My mother died, I was deemed executrix of estate when no will as found. At that time, I discovered for 25+ years, she put me on property title as half owner since 1988. So, However, the will was ultimately found and I was deemed sole beneficiary of his property and assets. I filed the... Read more »

Kenneth V Zichi
Kenneth V Zichi answered on Mar 18, 2017

You've scrambled pronouns around so it is hard to determine who you are talking about with 'his' property ... both you and your mother are female, right? If Probate is still open and property not yet distributed, it is simply a matter of having the new will 'admitted' for... Read more »

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