The short answer is that if the current tenant has no lease then there would be nothing to stop the church from raising the rent. This is a matter of contract law, so if the church wants to enter into a contract for lease at a higher monthly rent, they surely can do so. However, to be sure you...Read more »
I am sorry for your loss. The answer to this question depends on numerous factors, primarily how she "gave" you the property. For example, did she add you as a joint tenant, did she leave it to you in her will, etc. You should contact an attorney to discuss the situation. Most provide...Read more »
I’m buying a home for cash the seller informed me their friend living there is giving them trouble about moving out, if the sale finishes and the closing date comes, how do I get the tenant out? They have no formal lease
My late husband and I purchased a home and property before we were married his name was first then mine,the gentlemen we originally purchased the property from sold the contract to another individual, i contacted him so i could pay off the property and was told that i would have to do a quick claim... Read more »
The answer depends on how the property is held under the contract for deed and terms of contract for deed. If it was in joint tenants you would be entitled to the property on his death, if in tenants in common, you and his heirs would own the property. You would not necessarily need to update an...Read more »
To avoid probate, my sister has a friend in the real estate business that wants to do a quick sale on brother’s house. I’m leery. She told me to call “her” lawyer to get the details as to why I should go quick sale rather than probate. Her lawyer just happens to be the lawyer that... Read more »
It could perhaps be considered a conflict, however, there isn't a quick run around a probate. I've assumed this house is in Oklahoma. Assuming the house was titled solely in your brother's name, then there is no way to legally transfer title without an administration of your...Read more »
Step Daughter suing deceased's spouse for estate management after spouse sold property to us back in December 2019. We are still in process of purchase. One lot is in deceased's name and two are in both names.
Since you are purchasing from the estate of deceased individual a title company would not close on the sale until such time as the probate court approves the sale or the probate is concluded and the estate is distributed, at which point you would be purchasing from the beneficiaries of the estate...Read more »
Dad passed away 2 years ago. He had land that was only in his name. He used his land as collateral for a trailer that is in both he and his wife's name. She went to prison after he passed away and did not make payments on the loan. I saw it in the paper in probate? What do we need to do? This... Read more »
It is not clear if your father's estate has been probated. If he had a will and the will was admitted to probate, his will determines who the property goes to. If he had no will, the property goes by intestate succession. To get good title to land, his estate must be administered. Unless...Read more »
Our property in the town of Hulbert has 8” grass and a concrete slab. The city says they will hire contractors to clean up at our expense. They went onto our property without permission and took photos of the premises.
Yes... The Government can clean it up, send you a bill, then file a lien if you do not pay it. They can also execute the lien or condemn the property, and then take it. You may be able to appeal the Codes decision, but you will probably lose.
My parents are nearing death and closed the family trust and divided the land between me and my sister earlier this year for inheritance. No structures are on the land. My half was put in a deed of survivorship with me and my grown son. We are trying to deed 10 acres to a friend as a gift ($10).... Read more »
The reason that a spouse is generally required to sign deeds that include surface interest is to protect the transferee (the person receiving the property and their lenders) from a possible spousal homestead claim. A spouse occupying property cannot be deprived of the right...Read more »
In Oklahoma, we close on a home purchase this Friday. Financing is approved but I just lost my job yesterday afternoon. Can we back out of the purchase without getting sued for 5% of the home value or losing escrow deposit?
You can quitclaim any interest you might own in a piece of property to anyone you choose. Whether the quitclaim deed actually conveys an interest in the property depends on whether you actually owned an interest in the property at the time. You'll also want to be careful that you don't...Read more »
1. You can transfer the house to your son and reserve a life estate for you and your wife. This strategy allows you to reserve the right to use and enjoy the property for the rest of your life and ensure your son receives it upon your deaths, without probate....Read more »
The deed is in his name and his wifes name. Originally it was my dad and mom's place, mom passed and dad remarried. unfortunately, the new wife got the property in right of survivorship, she died and it went to her kids who never even lived in the place. She had no will. Her kids have not paid... Read more »
If your dad and his new wife put the property in their names as joint tenants and he predeceased her, then the property would still be in her estate. In such circumstances, you do not have any legal rights to the property. The intestate heirs of your dad's new wife would be the owners, subject...Read more »
I am now trying to get a mortgage and the mortgage Companies underwriters want proof that this judgment is no longer collectible or enforceable. Would I need a lawyer to get that proof or is there any way to get proof that the judgment is no longer collectible?
Not sure of your question. But Life Estates, Remainders and Reversions can constitute the estate conveyances in any type of Deed. The Life Estate can and often does vest in possession when someone such as the grantor dies. I do not recommend you attempt to draft such an instrument. Instead...Read more »
My mom and dad owned their home JTWROS. My dad died in 1996 and never changed the title to her single name. She passed away in 2012. She had a will and we have probated her estate with the court last year. In her will, she left the home to me. How do I change the title on the house to my name,... Read more »
Assuming the probate court issued an order declaring you as the new owner of the house (per the will), you simply need to file that order in the county where the property is located. Originally, your mother should have filed an Affidavit of Surviving Joint Tenant (with a death certificate...Read more »
Need to get ex boyfriend off quick claim deed. He lives in another state now and has nothing here. No mortgage, house is free and clear. Never filed with the county clerk here in Oklahoma. How can I get the property in just my name
You potentially have two easy solutions: get a quit-claim deed from the original grantor to you only and record it (best); or get the boyfriend to quit-claim his tenant in common interest to you only, then record both deeds in their chronological order. Otherwise you are left with adverse...Read more »
I’m sorry for your loss. You will have to probate her estate in the county where she resided when she passed. However, if you are her only heir, it should be relatively inexpensive and fast, especially if her entire estate was worth $200,000 or less.
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