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Real Estate Law Questions & Answers

Q: How long do I have to back out of a contract to sell my property if I decide not to sell? In Florida

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on Mar 1, 2014

Answered on Apr 16, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Have you read the contract? You may not be able to back out.

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Q: My mother passed and left my sister and I her house we can't afford and it's a liability if we walk away are we free

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on Apr 14, 2015

Answered on Apr 16, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You are the heirs, and in any foreclosure case you must be named, but they cannot come after you for what was owed on the condo.

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Q: I just signed a contract for buying a house and no earnest deposit was given, can I get out of it?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on Apr 15, 2015

Answered on Apr 16, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Read the contract first, then go see an attorney about this and take the contract with you.

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Q: Who gets the original lease agreement/contract, landlord or tenant

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on Mar 3, 2014

Answered on Apr 15, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
the landlord gets the original, and the tenant gets a copy, usually.

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Q: If I hold title as a single person and married 9yrs after the home purchase, is my spouse required to sign closing docs?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on Mar 8, 2014

Answered on Apr 15, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It depends upon the facts, and I only know what you have written, which is not enough. Most likely, the spouse might be required to sign a waiver of homestead.

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Q: If vested as a single person and now legally married, if the spouse required to sign anything at closing?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on Mar 8, 2014

Answered on Apr 15, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Vested with what? Yes, the spouse is required to sign things at closing.

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Q: How long does it take to close on a house

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on Mar 9, 2014

Answered on Apr 15, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It depends upon the facts, none of which you gave. Normally within a few months.

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Q: In the state of Florida, is the retained deposit negotiable between the agent and the seller? My realtor wants 50% .

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on Apr 14, 2015

Answered on Apr 15, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You gave no facts, just a question. I cannot answer a question without knowing the facts.

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Q: Do the buyer and seller have to sign on closing day do the two parties have to have the signd papers

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on Apr 14, 2015

Answered on Apr 15, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
Ask the title company. Sometimes, when someone is out of state, the closing papers are not all signed on the exact same date. You should get copies, but it depends upon the title company policies as to exactly what you do get.

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Q: Ejection Procedures for a non leased property?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on Apr 14, 2015

Answered on Apr 15, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
The best thing to do is go see an attorney. You have not provided any facts here, just a question. I need to know the facts and so would any other lawyer. Eviction or ejectment?

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Q: We are trying to sell a property we inherited from our parents, but an old estate claim has shown up.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Alabama on Apr 10, 2015

Answered on Apr 12, 2015

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Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
If the person who filed the claim lost in court, they do not have a claim on the estate. Some detailed facts would help here. Is the estate closed? IF not, you should move the probate court to disallow the claim. If there is no estate, and the person simply filed a lien against the property based on the lost lawsuit, you should first see if the lien is still valid. Many liens must be themselves reduced to a lawsuit to continue to be effective. This one would not under your facts because the...

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Q: my daughter and husband want build a house on a piece of my property. It has been re-zoned, so they can do that. My q

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on Apr 10, 2015

Answered on Apr 11, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
You really cannot expect the specifically tailored legal advice that you need in your circumstances from an online question and answer forum. Go see an attorney about this.

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Q: My name on deed with another person living. Only them on mortgage. In PA. Can they sell without my permission?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on Apr 8, 2015

Answered on Apr 10, 2015

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Mark Scoblionko's answer
Your question is unfortunately not clear. You say that your name is on a deed with another person, suggesting that there are two names on the deed, yours and one other. You go on to say that the the mortgage is only from "them," suggesting that there are at least two other names on the mortgage, both of which are not yours. Consequently, I will try to answer as best as I can, without really understanding the question.

Names on a mortgage have nothing to do with the right to sell....

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Q: If four people inherit a house and two of them refuse to sell can they be compelled to buy the other two out?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on Apr 9, 2015

Answered on Apr 10, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
It seems to me that you need to get to an attorney and discuss the possibility of filing a partition action.

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Q: Can my Mother's step-son get money from the sale of their house?

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on Apr 9, 2015

Answered on Apr 10, 2015

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Robert Jason De Groot's answer
More facts are needed and documents need to be reviewed to answer your question. How was the home titled? I need to see the deed at least.

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Q: If you give 30 days notice can you get out of a lease in Florisa

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Florida on Mar 20, 2014

Answered on Apr 9, 2015

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Keith Petrochko's answer
That would depend on the terms of your lease, but I doubt it.

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