New Hampshire Real Estate Law Questions & Answers

Q: I have a person that is not on any lease agreement, as he did not want to sign it with his GF. and the lease has been di

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jan 10, 2019
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
He may not have a lease but he did live there and was most likely considered a tenant, read the statute again, I believe you have to store his things for at least 28 days, better to be safe than sorry. You should also try and contact him through any means available to you, try facebook, phone numbers, email addresses or whatever you have, to make contact with him and let him know his thing are going to be relocated or thrown out. Protect yourself from any litigation. Good luck.

Q: Is Seller required to return deposit to Buyer despite Seller's offer to remedy as noted in the home inspection report ?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Nov 5, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
The home inspection is one of the ways a buyer can get out of a contract-it also depends on the purchase and sales contract he signed with you. You could argue that such a minor infraction is not a breach of the agreement and that you should have the ability to cure the alleged defect, or you could get someone else to perform a home inspection on your behalf to give an opinion that this tiny crack does not invalidate your contract. it really depends on how hard you want to fight and how much...

Q: My son who is disabled had a verbal lease month to month with his girlfriend. In the process an aquatance established .

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for New Hampshire on
Answered on Nov 5, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
If in fact, as you state, she has a month to month tenancy, then you have to give her 30 days notice to quit the apartment. These cases are tricky, if she won't leave, you should hire an landlord tenant attorney. attorney Brian Shaughnessy is the attorney I use to evict my own tenants. He is one of the best in the state.

Q: 3 siblings own home in tension common. On wants to sell & threatens to file act of partition. Can one sibling buy out

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 8, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
You can make any agreement you want to make, as long it is legal. make sure you hire an attorney to handle the transaction and file the proper documents in the registry of deeds.

Q: A home owned by three siblings. One wants to sell the others do not. The property is owned as tenants in common.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 8, 2018
Vincent Gallo's answer
A buyout is a most viable option instead of a partition action which could be costly and become emotionally heated.

Q: I think a listing agent colluded with a buyer to purchase property below market value from my 92 year old mother.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Apr 4, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
You can file a complaint with the police or with the real estate commission and have them investigate the matter. This sounds very serious so you should pursue this with the help of an attorney.

Q: Are there any laws that govern a shared private road and access to property?

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Real Estate Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Oct 19, 2017
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
One way to deal with this problem is to look at the documents that formed the private road to see what the rules say about how to deal with this and who is responsible-since you share the road with someone else. If you cannot resolve the issue you can go to court and have a judge make a ruling that the offender abide by the rules regarding private access, repair and rules if any were indeed written when the road was formed. make sure to check the original surveys that were done to show actual...

Q: Can a seller of their home in NH hold the keys at closing until the buyers check clears ?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Aug 5, 2017
Vincent Gallo's answer
That all depends upon how the contract that all parties to the transaction signed reads.

Q: Seller will not sign release for return of Buyer deposit

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on May 13, 2017
Vincent Gallo's answer
If the seller won't voluntarily do what the contract requires him to do it may be necessary to start a lawsuit in order to "force" him to do what the contract requires him to do.

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