My friend and I purchased a home together. We are co-owners. We are both on the title and mortgage. We're not married, but we were together for some time after buying the house. We're no longer friends, and are in the process of selling the house. I filed Ch.7 bankruptcy last year and the... Read more »
I recently filed a complaint in Superior Court against 4 defendants due to a fraudulent transfer of a property. Is it proper to record a lis pendens just after filing the complaint or is it best to wait until you receive an answer? I ask because I don't want to be civilly liable by clouding... Read more »
I filed Ch.7 bankruptcy in June 2022. I was able to keep my house. I was told I'm not liable for the mortgage/loan, but the bank can foreclose if it's not paid. I share the home with a co-owner. I want to know if I don't pay any of the mortgage, can the co-owner legally come after me... Read more »
No one can take any action while the automatic stay is in place. Your co-owner should have been listed in the bankruptcy as a potential creditor which would preclude him from coming after you for the money although he may be within his rights to ask that it be sold.
From Glendale AZ. My son passed, single, with no will, and no children but a live-in girlfriend. All his belongings, including the home, go to his father and me. He made a dying declaration that he wanted the house to go to his girlfriend. We would like to honor that wish. It is my... Read more »
That would be an assignment not a release. The noteholder is the one to get paid and who gives a release when paid off, which may not be who is servicing the Deed of Trust. Hire an AZ attorney to represent you because you are about to make very serious mistakes.
Thank you for your question. It is important that you know that transferring real estate under circumstances like this can be very complicated. I recommend that you work in stages. The first thing your must do is find out if your father is still the legal owner of the property. Contact a real...Read more »
This sounds like you are attempting to use a beneficiary deed instead of a proper estate plan.
Beneficiary deeds are intended to be used for simple transfers of real property after a person's death. While what you are suggesting can be inserted in the deed, it is highly likely that...Read more »
My dad had brain surgery, but my sister is claiming he signed a quitclaim deed for his house to her less than 2 months later but the signature doesn't match his. He has since passed away and we didn't find out until over a month later that she did this when we were about to move forward... Read more »
From the information you provided it sounds like you may well have a case with merit. I recommend that you consult with an attorney who handles probate litigation matters. Your lawyer will need to know more of the facts and learn more about the handwriting specialist you hired before he or she...Read more »
Hello, we purchased a piece of land with an easement through the neighboring community to access the property. Both the land and easement were listed as covered under the title insurance (standard ALTA policy), with the indemnity amount maximum the amount we paid for the land. The HOA has taken the... Read more »
Hire an attorney to read your Title Insurance Policy. Usually you keep the money paid out for the claim, and keep whatever clouded title you had at the time of insurance issuance. But you probably have significant issues to deal with in the future with the real property, which will cost money...Read more »
It's a complicated story. I've lived with my grandma since I was 10 days old, she claimed guardianship of me because her daughter was deemed unfit. My grandma passed in 12/2019 and I've still stayed here as I have nowhere else to go. I don't have friends and most of the family... Read more »
To be replace. We were told Shea homes used cheat piping and was aware. We were told we have to repipe our entire home because of the piping material that was used. A few other homes in my area had the same thing happen. Do we have any legal course we can do to have Shea homes fix this issue? This... Read more »
I recommend that you speak with a real estate attorney. From the information you provided, you may have recourse under Arizona's Dwelling Action law, ARS 12-1361, et.seq. The statute of limitations concerning such a claim can be up to 8 years from the substantial completion of the dwelling.
My son's last wish (no will) was that his partner own the home they lived in. Being the heir (his mother), with him having with no children or wife, the home will be quit claimed to me. I wish to quit claim it to his partner asap. Can I do this or will she have to be approved through the... Read more »
As with so many things, there are many issues to consider. Yes, once you are the owner you can quitclaim the property to anybody you want. You should talk to your CPA about whether this will trigger a gift tax for you. Most likely it will not, but that is an issue to pin down. And, yes, there...Read more »
The builder has very little input from the community and does what it wants including making the personalizing of ornamentation in owners back yard extremely unfair. This is a 55+ community and no one has complained about that violation notices until now. The development is over over 11 years old... Read more »
The answers to many of your questions should be in your Community's recorded Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions (CC&Rs). You should have been provided a copy by your title company when you purchased. If not, they can be obtained online from the County Recorder's office. The...Read more »
Father-in-Law helped his daughter by buying a trailer home for her. The trailer is in Arizona where he also lives (but not in the trailer with her). She has lived in the trailer since 2000 when her Dad purchased it.
Daughter was added to the deed as Joint Tenant (JTWROS) couple years... Read more »
You are wise to be thinking about this proactively. The federal law that prohibits lenders from calling the loan due when the borrower dies applies to traditional homes and also "residential manufactured homes", so the answer depends on whether the home is a "residential manufactured...Read more »
I’m am a property owner, purchased in the last 6 months and hold deed. I have an individual residing on my property unlawful. I have no knowledge nor did I enter into any agreement with this individual to allow their occupancy of my property. Signs were posted and since removed. I’m inquiring... Read more »
Because he mentioned a deed, you may need to perform a title search. In any event you must hire an attorney to prosecute a possessory action or eviction now. Adverse Possession is a very real risk, and your Deed is possibly void for Champerty.
It is possible that a foreclosure could happen under the circumstances you mentioned. I recommend consulting a real estate attorney as soon as possible. Your lawyer will need to know all of the facts concerning this property before advising you as to your legal rights and best options. Since you...Read more »
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