My mother refinanced the house and paid off the mortgage five years ago. We recently found out the deed was never transferred to her. The tax bill comes in both my mom and dads names. How do we get my mothers name on the deed?
There is no way she could have refinanced without being the owner. Something is not right. However, it sounds like the deed was just never done, but the will was probated, which might make it easy. A review of the estate file and title records is needed.
Hi, I am renting a room from a tenant in NYC, she has served me a 30 days early termination of sublease paper. I may not be able to find another place to live by September 1st, and am planning on staying if that is the case. Can she legally do this? What will be the next steps for her if I don’t... Read more »
The terms of your sublease and the type of and manner in which you were served are all relevant to determining in your roommate is acting properly. Regardless, if you do not comply with the demand to vacate, the tenant's next step would be to serve you with court papers to seek your eviction.
I couldn't find the house deed. My lawyer's P.L. said they could for $500. I eventually paid $10 for an official copy at town hall. I'm still not sure how to change the title, I don't understand the included instructions. My lawyer said he could help. I've paid them approx $9-12K for both our wills... Read more »
There is no way any attorney in this forum can answer your question without reviewing your various engagement letters with your NY attorney because the answer depends entirely on the scope of those engagements and the fees quoted.
Was forced to leave the residence she has paid the mortgage ever since. I have put close to 100,000 into the home, including the down payment. My question is can she sue me and take sole possession of the home?
When co-owners cannot resolve a dispute regarding the proper division of their interests in real property, either party can commence a partition case in court and seek an accounting. If the parties cannot negotiate a buyout agreement, ultimately the court can order the sale of the property and...Read more »
Generally, the contract of sale between the parties determines this issue and establishes the means of objecting to delay and demanding the return of the downpayment. Therefore, the best place to start in obtaining answers to your questions should be with the attorney you retained to represent you...Read more »
Added 1st floor sun room to single family house (with permit) in 1983. Unknown to original owner, inspection for remodel was never recorded by bldg dept. Sold house in 2011. An agrmnt with buyer and lender was made for buyer to procure inspection to receive the required CO. Agrmt obligation... Read more »
Sales are generally "as is" unless there is an agreement to the contrary. You referenced some escrow agreement. The sale will be governed by that document. No one should close without a valid certificate of occupancy. Whatever the buyer did (I am unsure if you are buyer or seller) was a mistake.
We live in a rent stabilized NYC apt. Our bathroom sink had cracks that finally caved in leaving a hole.
After 6 years with a dedicated super, the landlord decides they'll only have a part-time Porter for cleaning & a tech/repair person only on a contract basis. So management orders the new... Read more »
If you have conditions in your apartment that you believe would constitute a violation, you can start an HP Proceeding in Housing Court. An inspector will be sent to your apartment and issue a report of any violations that are determined to exist and the landlord will be required to fix the...Read more »
Is this legal...been there 5 years and I have to find the tenant even though their turnaround is high. Manager said they started subletting program 2yrs ago because too many people were buying houses our lease is a one year lease with no mention of subletting. I am now paying rent and a mortgage... Read more »
If your lease has not yet expired and you are attempting to get out of your contractual obligation to pay rent for the remaining unexpired term, the landlord has a right to negotiate for the terms that they are willing to consider. If an agreement can't be reached, a tenant generally remains...Read more »
The only option you have is to start what is called a partition action to sell the house. Depending on how the deed reads, you may also be able to sell your share to a 3rd party. The easiest would be for him to just buy you out. If he is physically abusive, you can go to Family court and get a...Read more »
I am a title reader in NYC, a deed went on 2017 out of a referee to an LLC. The lender foreclosed on the estate of the owner and the action shows no proof of publication and no proof of notice of sale. The LLC is now trying to sell the property. I believe the action can be set aside but want an... Read more »
Normally the proof of publication is filed with the case. If you give an attorney the case number it is fairly easy to find if the case was filed after 2011 otherwise it would need to be pulled from the courthouse itself.
Beams under the floor that were rusted. He left earlier today without saying anything. Now he says he got stuck with a rusty nail. Can he sue us for that? If there is a nail, it wasn’t exposed till they exposed it during demolition
If you cannot prevail on your "friends" to voluntarily vacate, you will need to commence a summary proceeding in Housing Court. Although you are not required to retain an attorney, there are numerous technicalities that can result in the dismissal of your case. Therefore, usually better to bite...Read more »
We have to pay a “Road Reserve Assessment (To Build Reserve for Future Road Replacement)“, but this was not voted on. No data, proposals, estimates were given at meeting just a board member’s word that this needs to be done and that the ONE company he picked is the best to do it.
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