Anthony Marvin Avery's answer You cannot get the Easement of a City "lifted". You could try to convince the City Commission and Mayor to give you a Quit-Claim Deed, but it would be futile. The land is yours subject to the Easement, so you can put up a fence, etc. But when the City wants to work on a sewer or power line, they can and will run over your fences. This is why you perform a title search prior to any real property purchases. It is possible a building permit will be required prior to any construction...
Joseph Jaap's answer As previously answered, use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney. A local attorney might be aware of local groups that might get involved. Or a local legal clinic, legal aid, or law school. You might also contact local news media.
Joseph Jaap's answer If the city is initiating a taking of your property by eminent domain, then there is a legal process the city must follow to do that, and the property owner can go to court to object. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to represent you in that process. Also, you should not post personal information on the internet.
H. Scott Aalsberg Esq.'s answer In general they look for criminal and civil violations of both municipal ordinances and state regulations and laws. If a violation is found you will be given either notice to correct or a summons to appear in court.
Leonard R. Boyer's answer Any time, prior to purchasing a foreclosure, you need to retain an experienced mortgage foreclosure defense attorney, who will have the expertise to help you avoid problems with foreclosed properties, which can have devastating financial consequences for the uneducated and unprepared.
Bennett James Wills' answer Consult with a local attorney. Your purchase and sale agreement will control the rights and obligations of the parties. You may need to file a lawsuit to correct a deed or pursue some other type of relief.
Arthur Calderon's answer Possibly, depending on whether there is a will or your great-grandmother died intestate (without a will). You will likely need to consult an attorney to determine whether ---and to what extend--- you may have an ownership interest in the property.
Grant St Julian III's answer It is not required that a warning be issued before a code citation is issued, but in most jurisdictions a warning is provided. Enter a plea of not guilty on the citation and appear in court to discover if any such warning was provided by a code officer.
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer Probate is a court proceeding by which someone applies to court to be appointed "personal representative" (also known in some places as "executor") of the estate of the decedent (your late neighbor, for example). The PR's job is to dispose of the assets (such as the house) and paying the proceeds or conveying the assets themselves to the heir or heirs.
Any attorney could help you with this. It's simply a matter of negotiating a deal with the personal representative of the probate...
Richard Sternberg's answer You posted this as a Maryland question, but you appear to be from Virginia. I've handled cases of this type in both states, and the remedies are different. Either way, you are looking for a remedy of much more than the $10,000 lot premium if this was a violation of the Maryland or Virginia Consumer Protection Act. In Maryland, you potentially get damages and attorneys fees. In Virginia, it is much more likely to get treble damages, as well. You should set up a consult with a real estate lawyer...
Andy Wayne Williamson's answer Sorry for your situation. (I cannot personally help you as I am located in NW Florida). I suggest that you might see if there is any type of legal aid service in the Miami area that can help you pro bono. Normally there will have to be a legal process that she must go through which will give you some time. However, there is just not enough facts to say for sure what will have to be done in your situation.
Joseph Jaap's answer Buyer and seller must follow the written terms of the land contract they signed for purchase and sale, including the purchase price. A buyer can notify the seller of problems and try to renegotiate, but the seller is under no obligation to agree to any changes. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney who can review the land contract and all the other facts of the situation, and advise you about your options.
Barbara H. Agricola's answer you can provide the deed which shows your ownership of the property. if the parents gifted you the land for you to build your house on it, then it needs to be recorded under your name in the probate court in the county where the property is located.
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer You should first conduct extensive title searches of both yours and the neighbors' properties. Hopefully there may be at least a mention of a Right of Way or Easement. There may be something that you can do to the neighbors within your rights. But without an Easement, express or implied, in the chain of titles, you are left with difficult litigation in Chancery Court to prove an Easement exists by Prescription or By Implication.
Mark Oakley's answer The tax was imposed against the property in 1985, so you cannot blame the settlement company for the tax. As sellers, it is also your obligation to transfer the property free and clear of all past due taxes and liens, which having failed to do, you are in breach and the buyers can sue to rescind the purchase or demand that you reimburse them for having to pay the tax lien. The buyers also have recourse against their title insurer who wrote the title insurance police, which is on the hook to...
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