Pennsylvania Real Estate Law Questions & Answers

Q: My brother & I own a house that our mother lived in. She passed & I wanted it sold. He moved in.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 18, 2019
Peter N. Munsing's answer
survivorship--both living at time of mothers death means you split it. If one had died BEFORE the mother, the survivor would get it.

Ask for the $500 in writing.

Assume that if house is in foreclosure, he will only get money if it sells for an amount above the amount owed. Many people sell a house while it is technically in foreclosure--as long as the holder of the mortgage(s) is satisfied and paid off, then it's OK. Depends on what the debts on the house are, and what it's...

Q: Re. Pa Real Estate -- learned co-ownership of condo is tenancy in common.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Mar 3, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
File a corrected deed to state joint tenants with the right of survivorship. Yes both parties must agree and execute the deed.

Q: Re. PA real estate, joint tenancy with the right of survivorship, or simply joint tenancy:

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 26, 2019
Mark Scoblionko's answer
If the deed does not specify that it is to be a joint tenancy with right of survivorship, the property is owned a a tenancy in common. Under those circumstances, the boyfriend can bequeath his half interest by Will or can convey it during lifetime.

Q: How does an estate administrator, not represented by an attorney, have a deed transferred to their name?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 10, 2019
Mark Scoblionko's answer
“Oneself” would be best advised to get a lawyer. It requires a special type of deed to convey property from an Administrator/Executor to a third party.

Q: How do I have a deed put into the estate's name, in order to sell it and have it transferred to the buyer?

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 10, 2019
Mark Scoblionko's answer
Property does not get put into the estate’s name in order to be sold. It is simply conveyed by a deed from the Executor/Administrator to the purchasing party. However, a deed like that is a special deed and must be prepared by the lawyer representing the estate.

Q: I am a sole heir administering an estate with no will. Do I need to transfer a home into my name before selling it?

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 10, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
The deed should be in the estates name and be transferred from the estate.

Q: Am I entitled to any part of the profits from the sale of our home? my husband and his mom bought it before we got marr

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 5, 2019
Cary B. Hall's answer
Your husband's statements have no basis under Pennsylvania law. You are entitled to a portion of the increase in equity in the home during your marriage, including improvements and equity value earned by monthly mortgage payments paid with marital income during the marriage.

If you don't have an attorney, you should get one immediately. Get yourself informed with someone who will take the time to sit down with you and go over all the details of your your marriage. Best of luck to you.

Q: deed written as joint tenants with right of survivorship

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Feb 4, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
Yes if the POA gave her the power to transact real estate

Q: How do you transfer a real estate deed to a court appointed administrator when the deceased did not have a will in PA?

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jan 24, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
Talk to your attorney he should help you navigate this.

Q: Pa. Father dies during divorce decree (final order 2008) cause has been established more than two years separated

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Probate for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jan 23, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
..."Executor comes along in 2016 for mother’s estate claiming owner ship of fathers house lower court gives it to them." The house would go to mothers ..."real or residual remaining"....

Q: If an LLC (with a land lease stating the lease cannot be sold) is sold, does this also mean the lease is sold? Breach?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jan 8, 2019
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
Who is the current landlord? Please give me a call in my office. Your transaction seems a little more involved than can be done in a message forum. My office number is 412-391-7135

Q: He no and is living in the house and he will not pay me my half of the house . We both own have half of the house.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 26, 2018
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
The deed to the house is in both names? You will need to file an action against him to buy you out. I charge $250 an hour. I would need a retainer to get started. My office is located at 510 Third Avenue Pittsburgh Pa. 15219. 412-391-7135 - call for an appointment.

Q: Copies of bills that he is saying I own him

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 26, 2018
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
Did he do the work? What kind of services?

Q: If a trial just happen and the other counsel didn't give any documentary exhibits pre marked prior to trial.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 26, 2018
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
You need to object to the admission of the documentary evidence when it is being offered into evidence at trial. The Judge will decide if the admission is prejudicial, relevant and admissible.

Had you ever seen these documents before? Did you have an attorney representing you?

Q: If you go to trial and the other lawyer doesn't send you any of the document what should be done about.

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Dec 24, 2018
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer
You needed to object at the time he gave the documents to the judge.

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