Joseph Jaap's answer A lawyer is not required. But without having a lawyer to be sure everything is done properly, there could be problems that could be difficult or expensive, or both, to correct later. Preparation of a deed by an attorney, and a title examination to determine if there are any problems, is a prudent investment at a modest cost. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney.
Joseph Jaap's answer The 3 can file a lawsuit called a "partition action" asking the court to order the property to be sold, and the sale proceeds to be split equally among the 4. The 3 can use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to review the facts, and contact #4 to advise that the property will be sold by court order if #4 does not cooperate.
Joseph Jaap's answer You'll need an attorney to review the deed and all the circumstances, and then figure out what to do about it. It might require a court to determine. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney.
Joseph Jaap's answer In a divorce, if the house is a marital asset, then the equity in the home, which is the fair market value of the home minus the mortgage balance, can be divided 50-50. It does not matter whether husband's or wife's name is on the deed or the mortgage. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local family law attorney to review all the facts about when the home was purchased, with whose money, who pays for what house expenses, the current mortgage balance, etc., and advise you about any division...
Joseph Jaap's answer Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to review the home sale contract and the escrow agreement and advise you of your options. You might have to sue the buyer and the escrow agent.
Joseph Jaap's answer Ohio law specifies the order in which family members share in property when there is no will. But the deed to his house might have had joint ownership and survivorship, or transfer on death provisions. If so, then those would control, and the house would not be subject to probate, and would transfer according to those instructions, not Ohio law for descent and distribution. Consult a local attorney where he lived to review the deed and any other documents recorded for the house and advise...
Joseph Jaap's answer If there are problems with the home that were not fully disclosed by the seller, use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to review the purchase contract and disclosures, and advise you of any claims you have and how best to proceed.
Joseph Jaap's answer The LLC, as owner of rental properties, can authorize the properties to be managed as permitted by the Operating Agreement of the LLC, and can designate employees of the LLC or another company to manage the properties. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local business law attorney to advise the LLC on proper actions and records to be maintained.
Joseph Jaap's answer If the lease says they can charge penalties, then they can. Review your lease. If they withhold money from your security deposit because you leave before the end of the month, and you dispute it, you can sue landlord in small claims court to recover the amount withheld, and the court will decide if charging you the penalty was correct, based on what the lease says. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to review your lease and advise you.
Joseph Jaap's answer There isn't much you can do to prevent landlord from towing, other than threatening to sue if they do. If they have the car towed, you will have to pay the tow company to get it back. You could then sue the landlord in small claims court for wrongful towing, and the court will decide if the landlord or you violated the lease. Try to work it out, or find another place to park a vehicle to avoid towing.
Joseph Jaap's answer A court might have to decide that, depending on how it interprets the somewhat ambiguous language in the lease. If you don't pay, landlord could sue you or deduct from your security deposit. Even if landlord does not sue, landlord could make an adverse entry on your credit record, lowering your credit score and making it more difficult to rent from a landlord who checks.
Joseph Jaap's answer You disclosed it. It was up to them to inspect. But anyone can sue, so they could do that, or threaten that. If they do, use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local real estate attorney.
Joseph Jaap's answer Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate litigation attorney. The city can take property through eminent domain, but has to pay a fair price. It must follow the proper legal process, to do that, so you can object, but you might not be able to stop the city.
Joseph Jaap's answer To resolve that encroachment, you will need to retain an attorney to assist you, and the neighbor would have to cooperate. You also will need a boundary survey, and there could be issues with zoning setbacks. Building a house over a property boundary is very rare. Many things had to go wrong to allow that to happen. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to assist you.
Joseph Jaap's answer If a landlord changes locks, takes possession, and disposes of personal property without a eviction, there is a risk tenant could sue. To be safe, a landlord should pursue a proper eviction, and move out the property after the eviction order is issued.
Joseph Jaap's answer An exchange of emails could establish a valid contract, but a court would have to decide a legally enforceable agreement exists based on the contents of those emails. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney if the landlord persists.
Joseph Jaap's answer It can be recorded, but the new owner could claim no knowledge of it, and since the new owner's deed is already recorded, the new owner could challenge the easement and refuse to allow it. You could ask the new owner to sign a new easement, but new owner doesn't have to sign it. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney to review the easement, all the facts, and advise you.
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