Usually the easiest way to obtain abandoned property is a Tax Sale, so check on its tax status in your County. But you will also need a TX attorney to search the title and determine ownership, easements, etc.
An HOA's restrictions include a prohibition on any fences being "forward of the front wall of the house." It does not contain any further language pertaining to fences or front yards, besides a brief requirement on what materials fences can be made from.
The rules against a fence forward from the front of the house is usually made to protect people from crashing as they exit their driveway. I think the best way to handle your issue and question, is to use a "see through" fence in the front of the house. If there is a direct conflict with...Read more »
If you already own the land, you already have a deed which covers everything that is permanently attached to the land, or that becomes permanently attached to the land; this would include a house (assuming it's not on wheels). If you're buying the land, then yes, you'll need a deed,...Read more »
I purchased a vacant lot that has a water meter on it. I'll call my property lot 1. That water meter was listed with the city for both lots 1 and lot 2 since the previous owner owned both lots, the water meter is physically on my property. However lots 1&2 are now owned by different people... Read more »
It sounds like you have a trespass claim against your neighbor, and damages from any unrepaired trench on the property, as well as the cost of providing water to your neighbor, and possibly for the cost of installing a new water line and meter. Depending on the circumstances and expense, there may...Read more »
I would first suggest that you talk to your neighbor, who has the offending light. This may save you lots of time, trouble, and it is the right thing to do. . . if possible. I would like a more complete description of the light, the timing of it and other relative details, like whether...Read more »
The previous homeowner passed 4 years ago and the home has remained empty. The next of kin have shown no interest in the property. Can a neighbor care for the property (agricultural and house) and become the owner using an adverse possession claim?
Aunt wants me evicted. Mom wants me to stay. I cannot upgrade septic for house I own (no land payment agreement from deceased grandmother) or move mobile home onto same acreage without aunt's signature or do anything at all without causing a fuss. What do I do? Its a Ladybird will with no... Read more »
The property owners (your mother and aunt) both have rights to use the property, which include the right to lease it out. If there's a written lease, that will govern who can evict you and why. If there's not, you're a month to month tenant, and the oral lease agreement can be...Read more »
A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for a week, and it sounds like you are under pressure to make a decision. There's no guarantee all posts are picked up, but you could repost your question under the Landlord-Tenant category. You'd have better chances of a...Read more »
My neighbor has a driveway with access to part of my land which they let me use anytime I want, but I want to make them a cash offer so that it gets permanently written into the city land records that these two properties equally share the driveway no matter who owns the properties. That way if I... Read more »
I have severe erosion under my rear fence which is the subdivision perimeter. The subdivision was developed 20 years ago and done with improper terracing around the sudivision. I built my house in 2005 through a home builder that bought lots within the subdivision. Of course, when we purchased our... Read more »
Sorry, the original developer isn't going to be responsible for something happening 20 years after they finished the development. The HOA may or may not be responsible - review the deed restrictions to determine their authority and responsibilities. It could be that this is something the...Read more »
I dont understand this the more I send to clear title on mortgage loan the boa sends to clerks to submit against me and there adding to what is already documented! Bexar County Clerks are allowing add ons and extension, refinance documents to be added to records already there. How is this happening... Read more »
It appears that you need a competent Texas attorney to conduct a title search. Then with your belated Release, he should be able to discern how to properly clear your Title. The Release probably only affects some of your recorded instruments, and you may need more Releases.
Certainly... It happens all the time. The buyer needs to do a title search prior to signing the contract, and certainly prior to paying over the price. If it is a warranty deed, check to see if the lease is listed on the face of the deed as an encumbrance.
They are requesting a "contribution" in a contract agreement to abandon the easement. Do I have to pay any "contribution" requested from the easement holder to abandon the easement? What are my options to terminate the easement that has not been in use for over 40 years and is no longer be needed.
It sounds like the developer is trying to make arrangements for an agreement to abandon the easement. If they're asking for a "contribution" that sounds like a voluntary thing, but it's not clear where the easement runs. If you are one of the property owners across which the...Read more »
There is a gated community at the end of my street. One day I went inside as my package was delivered to someone inside the gated community. I found a beautiful trail around lakes with waterfalls, and I began taking my dog in there for walks. I met another dog walker that gave me the code to get... Read more »
That dude sounds like a creep but legally he has a point. Just because a person invites you into their home or onto their property once doesn't mean you forever have a standing invitation to enter whenever you feel the urge.
My daughter owns acreage in Travis County Texas. She has a friend, who no longer has any immediate family, who wants to move onto a piece of it. Drilling a well, installing septic and either moving in a mobile home style structure or a pre-fab. This friend, upon her passing (not expected in the... Read more »
It sounds as though your daughter and her friend need a written agreement stating that (1) the friend will pay for septic and well in lieu of rent and (2) within a certain period following her death, the mobile home and all her possessions will have been removed by her heirs or beneficiaries or...Read more »
We lived in the house for 18 months and the landlord is trying to charge almost $2000; $974 for landscaping/sod, $753 in carpet cleaning/pet dander, $135 in paint, and $120 in scratch repair. I know Texas law protects from reasonable wear and tear but the dogs were always kept in their kennels when... Read more »
A Texas attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for four weeks. As a general matter, the dollar amount of your dispute might be out of proportion with legal fees if you hired an attorney to handle it on an hourly basis. A more cost-effective option to consider could be small claims...Read more »
Most likely - No, you aren't in trouble. However, some lease agreement state that a guest can only stay for a specific amount of time before they must be added to the lease. Check the lease agreement to be sure.
I would do what I could to prevent the roommate from "telling"...Read more »
I was looking to buy a land property in texas but was told I could not build residential estate because said property was near railroad tracks. I cant seem to find any information in regards to this law and I would like more information.
While it's true that you cannot build a residential dwelling on land not catagorized or "zoned" for residential development, you can petition the municipal / city permitting authority for re-categorization / re-zoning.
Our firm has helped several clients in the Houston area...Read more »
When my grandmother passed away, she left the family land to my cousins and I as undivided interest. Once all of her children pass away, the land is divided among the 12 of us. Her children no longer want to deal with the execution of the estate. How can I guarantee a portion of the property comes... Read more »
That sounds like a Life Estate to her Children, then Remainder over to the 12 or their heirs. But I am not reading the Deed or the Probated Will of GrandMother. Hire a competent attorney to search the title, determine what exact type of conveyance it is, then draft a Quit Claim Deed for all the...Read more »
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