It was brought to my attention that one of the previous board members who has now been re-elected for another term was in fact in violation of our rules and regulations prior to the nomination period being closed, which would be a direct contradiction of the amendments that they (previous board)... Read more »
Not sure of your question. But if you feel it is important, hire a competent attorney to run a Title Search for at least 225 years. It will involve alot of inexact legal descriptions and questionable derivations of title. I suggest you start with a search back about 50 years to start with, as...Read more »
I’m buying a vacant land from a close family friend. This is a cash deal. Can we just do a sale agreement and deed On our own and have our signatures notarized? I plan to Do a title search on my own and then file the paperwork with the county. I don’t see why I need to pay all this money for... Read more »
I need to have repairs completed "no later than 3 days prior to Settlement Date". My Settlement Date is July 14th. Do I have to have the repairs done by July 10th or 11th? The state is Pennsylvania. I am having delays due to COVID.
Electrician performed an electrical service upgrade to 200 Amps without pulling a permit. Also, when approached about damages that he caused to my hardwood floors since he refused to take shoes off or work with booties, he denied liability and just walked off the job, keeping my initial down... Read more »
Subdivision plan from 1956 shows a named paper road between my property and my neighbor to my right. It runs back into another property behind us. All deeds from 1956 to current, name the road on them as a boundary line with measurements of distance, utility right of way, etc. The property... Read more »
If your unfriendly neighbors have no other access to their property, then they'll almost certainly get to keep using that "paper road" as a means to reach their property. A court will not render a property virtually worthless and unusable by "landlocking" it, and would...Read more »
The simplest and first thing to do is to erect a fence along the boundary. If that does not work for some reason, you would have to hire a lawyer and file suit to seek a declaration of the boundary. If you do nothing and the neighbor persists over a period of time, you could lose that property...Read more »
The titling company she hired didn't come through so she stated she got the PA papers to sell and that was all she needed. I would have to sign the paper and get a witness and then I file in York County to transfer the deed to my name. Sounds much to easy!!
Yes and no. You can have her sign a document agreeing to convey valid title, but you need to describe the land as it is described in the Recorder of Deed's Office. You'd want title insurance to protect yourself.
We bought a home 3 years ago and started getting invoices from the railroad company that owns the railroad behind our home. Apparently our sewer pipe runs under the railroad. The easement was not disclosed to us when we bought this house and the title company said they did not know about it. It is... Read more »
I purchased the property 2 years ago and the fence existed before purchase. All the lots in town are the same size. The neighbors that have been here said the fence has been up for over 25 years. Now the new next door property owner wants it moved cause they had it surveyed and 3 foot of it the... Read more »
I am about to buy some land in PA from an old man in carbon county it has no home on it just forest land. I want to pay him the 1000 tomorrow and close the deal so I can start getting trees removed. How do I go about this process? We both like in New Jersey Can I just meet him at a closing agency... Read more »
You want to have a contract of sale, that sets out the land as described in the Carbon County records--this is called a deed. Now you can have a contract to have him convey to you the deed, but I would avoid doing any quick cutting until you are sure you are dealing with the owner, have your deed,...Read more »
I am 82 years old i have a property i bought in pa in 1969. i want to file for adverse possession on the land bordering my property because i have been using it for more than 21 years open hostile notorious and all that. How do i file and what do i need to do and how long does the process usually... Read more »
Generally speaking, the process would require a legal filing in the Court of Common Pleas in Carbon County. The action would be filed against the current owner of the parcel that you are seeking to acquire, and possibly others. If the process is not contested you can expect the process to last at...Read more »
I am 82 years old i have a property i bought in pa in 1969. i want to file for adverse possession on the land bordering my property because i have been using it for more than 21 years . How do i file and what do i need to do and how long does the process usually take
Civil litigation in Pennsylvania largely depends on the county that you're dealing with (and you haven't indicated in your question which county your land is located). Adverse possession claims in Pennsylvania also require that your possession of this adjoining parcel be actual;...Read more »
Your question gives no explanation of a number of facts which may prove decisive. A few of the facts needed: how the 75/25 split in ownership of the pond was initially created and when; whether the pond is man-made or of natural origin; how it is fed, such as by run-off, stream, an underground...Read more »
I maintained a small piece of land solely for over 30 years adjacent to my home i have proof ,pictures by the ton and borough letters etc Everyone including the d.o.c workers stopped right before this piece of property and never maintained it i did .Today the new president of council said i have... Read more »
There is a concept known as "adverse possession" which, under the right circumstances, grants title to real estate to those who have maintained it for 21+ years. However, the rules are very particular and would also need to be asserted in court. I also have questions about the nature of...Read more »
Hello, we live in Pennsylvania and we entered into a home buying contract with a reputed builder here in York in Jan 2020. The house is under construction and is to be ready by July 2020. It's a gated community and builder is building dozens of townhomes there. Now due to corona situation my... Read more »
The contract you signed to build the house governs. I do not believe there will be a provision that provides for a change of your financial circumstances. You can see if the contractor is willing to let you out of the contract.
My mother had no assets, and my sister lived with my mother, paid the mortgage and taxes. After 43 years how do we remove my mothers name off the deed? Both my mother and sister bought the house togather- thank you
Yes, you may own real estate in Pennsylvania as an out-of-state resident. Feel free to contact us if you would like assistance in the process. We can also help with the real estate closing and offer title insurance for the purchase once you decide which property to purchase. Feel free to call or...Read more »
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