First, Maine law provides: "If a tenant who is 7 days or more in arrears in the payment of rent pays the full amount of rent due before the expiration of the 7-day notice in writing, that notice is void." It sounds like you can no longer evict your tenant, but you can keep the rent she...Read more »
You should get a copy of the deed so you can confirm who is listed as the seller is on the deed. Then check to see if the seller had a valid ownership or other interest in your 12-acre lot, so you can determine whether the seller could validly transfer title to your neighbor. You may be able to...Read more »
no more than $1,500.00. When I called the town they said I had received notice. I had received something last July stating a lien was being put on the property. I did not know that they could/would sell it. I usually pay my taxes every couple of years and this land has been in my family for over... Read more »
The answer will likely depend on whether the town followed the appropriate statutory procedure, including providing you with proper notice. That will depend on the specific facts of your situation. Did the notice you received last July indicate that you could lose the property to tax lien...Read more »
The short answer is yes, but how you do it really depends on all the facts and circumstances. My partner, Cecilia Guecia, can likely help you with this if you are looking to consult with a lawyer. Her number is 846-6111.
I think the answer here will likely boil down to the language of the sales agreement. How does it define the property that was sold? Does it say anything about whether the propane in the tank was included? If there is no applicable language, you would probably turn to the typical course of...Read more »
Okay so I'm closing on a home in less then a week, seller has not removed items from the property yet that are not under the contract of sale and I'm not sure if he's planning to. Now with that being said these items I would not mind keeping, it he doesn't remove them and we... Read more »
Since you state that the items are not included under the contract of sale, you are not buying them as part of the sale. If he doesn’t remove them and you close, they are not yours; he can come back down the road and want/retrieve them after the sale. There are other laws that would possibly...Read more »
Can you kindly explain what you mean by "we want chickens," what you would use the chickens for, where they would be located, and what is the relationship between and among you, "the one who owns the trailer," and "the one who owns the land"? Without this additional...Read more »
No; you do not need to list on MLS. A private sale is perfectly fine. Listing on MLS will expose your home to a broad pool of potential buyers, which may or may not result in a higher selling price, but it is not mandatory. Good luck!
My wife and I built a house in the state of Maine . She died,no will. The deed has her name and mine on it. We did not put jt or tic on the deed. In Maine if your spouse dies, the deed would go to me as survivor. But the county told me I can not put it in my name because it does not say joint... Read more »
From the facts as you state them, the deed created a tenancy in common between you and your wife, because that is the default rule in Maine unless the deed states otherwise. What this means is, when she died, her property share passed to her heirs rather than to you as the surviving tenant, so you...Read more »
Purchased 10 acres of land 17 years ago for a future retirement home I plan to build in 4 years. I live in PA currently. I've been paying taxes on the land for 17 years. Someone built an entire home on my property just feet from the property line.
The folks who built the home own the home, but they are trespassing on your property, so you would have the ability to bring a lawsuit seeking to compel them to move the home off your property and restore your property to the condition it was in prior to them building the home. Another possible...Read more »
My girlfriend and her mother both had their names on a mortgage for her trailer. It was paid on decently from 2015 to the end of 2018 when her mother passed away. Afterwards we spent a couple months trying to contact the company we paid mortgage to, which in turn caused us to talk to the owner. We... Read more »
I am sorry, but I would need more information in order to analyze this situation properly. For starters, who is the owner you reference above? Is this person the owner of the trailer? If not, who is the owner of the trailer? Also, who is the holder of the mortgage? Finally, why do you say you...Read more »
If I purchase a house after a legal separation in Maine, does my spouse have claim to it if it is in my name and I'm paying the mortgage. I am buying the house for her and my children to live in, as I am active duty military and she refuses to leave the state. I am doing this mostly to provide... Read more »
Under Maine law, the general rule is all property acquired by either spouse after the marriage and before a decree of legal separation is considered to be marital property regardless of whether title is held individually. Accordingly, one key question will be did you obtain a decree of legal...Read more »
My apartment unit comes with additional storage in the attic of the building . Most of the other tenants do not utilize this storage, so most of the storage units are empty. Only a few of the storage units are actually labeled by apartment number, but when I went to put my belongings into storage,... Read more »
Yes, but more facts are needed to assess your situation properly. For example, did you notify your landlord that you were using a storage unit that was not labeled for your apartment unit? I’m assuming you did not. If the landlord thought the property belonged to another tenant who vacated...Read more »
You should contact your local municipal office to confirm, but the answer is likely yes, you will need a certificate of occupancy. 25 M.R.S. § 2357-A, titled "No occupancy without certificate; appeal," provides as follows: "A building in a municipality of more than 2,000...Read more »
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