Dear Unpermitted Work with Code Compliance Notice: Short answer is yes you can still sell your residence but BE VERY WARNED that you MUST DISCLOSE everything about the unpermitted work, every document you have received from city (all departments, don't leave out anything). Just make sure your...Read more »
Doe, a married man, as joint tentants" (Names changed for anonymity). But we know for a fact that Karen Doe is married to a person, Sean Doe. We suspect that the home was purchased in this way because Sean Doe had embezzled a huge sum of money while in China and when he returned to the... Read more »
Using fictitious names, the home was titled as "Karen Chan, a single woman and Joe Chan, a married man, as joint tenants" But it is known that that Karen Chan is married and was married at the execution of the Grand Deed to a man named Sean Chan. Sean is also the son of Joe Doe who is... Read more »
Q1- Is it illegal to list as single when you are married? Maybe, if it is to defraud creditors or anyone. Q2- Guess why they did this and why they quit claimed the property to Sean? I am sorry, my brain just exploded with the possibilities. I am sure that you could ask them and they might or...Read more »
Escrow firm says I need to give them acknowledgement of satisfaction form before they pay me on my lien. Doesn't make sense to me to give them a form saying I got paid when I haven't. The person who owes me the money has sent me a check that would satisfy the lien but the escrow firm... Read more »
Pretty standard for an Escrow Company to get documents signed before the deal closes. If you really feel uncomfortable, tell them you want a face to face exchange of your signature for their check. The problem is that the money may not be in the Escrow account until it closes, not now....Read more »
It depends on the local ordinances passed by the City and County in which you reside as to the extent of the relief that you can obtain. You should definitely contact a local Attorney, housing assistance agency or your city to determine exactly what you can do. IMO you should present the...Read more »
My cousin, me and my sister are on the Mortgage Loan. Me and my sister want our names off the loan. My cousin will refinance to make this happen. But to due to some family matters, we want to keep our names on the title BUT off the loan. What will the process look like? What fees will I end up... Read more »
You need to discuss this with your lender, It may not be possible to be on title but not on the loan. Transfer to a trust? Contact a local attorney dealing in Wills and Trusts. Transfer the property to a Trust and you all are beneficiaries of the trust.
The suicide occurred 6 years ago and my understanding is all deaths within 3 years must be disclosed based on California civil code 1710.2 which states that an agent isn't required to disclose the following to the buyer as "these are not material facts that require disclosure.......a... Read more »
Section 1710.2 also says: "(b) It is the intent of the Legislature to occupy the field of regulation of disclosure related to either of the following: (1) Deaths occurring upon real property." IMO this means that the SPQ questions do not require disclosure of this death, because it is...Read more »
My neighbor and i reside in an HOA and feel we are being subject to undue scrutiny and baseless complaints from a couple who live on a parcel adjacent to ours but who do not have membership in the HOA. These people are causing needless problems complaining about us for really no reason, but are... Read more »
The land was left to my mom and her other two siblings. The two other siblings are deceased now and my mom wants to put the land in her name now to write her will. what documents and paperwork does she need to get this process going? Also she has more land that she has that is in my brother's... Read more »
To begin with you will need to gather together the testamentary documents (wills, trusts, and property deeds), pertaining to your deceased Grandmother and Uncle, and hire an attorney to review the documents, organize the information, and write a report on the current ownership of the properties,...Read more »
I live in a residential apartment complex in Los Angeles. I've never had a late payment, despite COVID. Although, due to COVID all the amenities in this complex have been shut down (I believe my rent includes the cost of these amenities). Also, the general safety-level of the overall... Read more »
While you don't have any legal authorization to do what you suggest, here are some thoughts: 1. If the complex stopped providing amenities (gym, pool, cable, etc.) while continuing to charge you full rent, you are probably entitled to a rent rebate because they did not provide all the...Read more »
I rented my house to a tenant who then rented it as airbnb. The HOA rules says "no OWNER shall lease his residence for a period of less than 30 days". Since the tenant is the one doing airbnb, I (the owner) did not violate this rule. But HOA insists that the rule "any failure of an... Read more »
The intent was that he would sign off the deed and I would have sole title on property and there fore invest proceeds for further property investment. He has his own bushiness. But under California law my friend said what about community property??? That is why I had him sign off of the deed. This... Read more »
Community property laws were enacted to protect spouses from their spouses who would lie, cheat and steal from them, so take a chill pill about the process. You should contact a local family law attorney and hire him to draft up an agreement that the property is your separate property and your...Read more »
I signed the least to a new rental house, but realized there’s a lot of issues and broken things in the house, many cracks and water damage stains on ceiling... etc after walk through, agent is not very nice about issues and it’s worrisome for me, is it too late for us to back out of the least... Read more »
You signed a lease for a residential rental without looking at the place and then found there were issues with the condition of the property??? The rental agent is giving you problems and you have not even moved in?? Have you given a deposit? You should discuss these issues with a local RE...Read more »
Can I withhold a portion of the security deposit in order to cover my personal costs/time (15% of one mont's rent) to find and new tenant, conduct vetting, and signing new lease? It seems that this would be reasonable under CA code 1951.2 (a)(4)
He can't keep her house and would prefer to give it to family instead of foreclose on it. Also, he owes some back-taxes. Is there a way he can address those first, such as a way to excuse them? Or would family have to take on those back-taxes in the transfer of property? Any resources to help... Read more »
He cannot give away the property which has a loan on it. He can transfer his ownership interest to a new "buyer" who may be able to take over the loan but better if the buyer gets a new loan and enough to cover the back taxes. Definitely need to consult with RE attorney on this one. You...Read more »
My parents, who are in their 80's still paying mortgage on house. What is involved for me to pay off the mortgage and putting the title under my name so my parents do not have to worry about this anymore?
If you move the house into your name while they are alive then you will give up a HUGE tax advantage. Right now if the house is sold, your parents have a big tax liability for all the profit they make on the sale (probably). If they GIVE the property to you then you carry the...Read more »
The property owner passed away in 2012 & his son didn't want anything to do with the property. Keep in mind I rented a room from the owner for 10 years. the owner son stated I could either stay here for a couple months to save some money for a new place or if I want to stay I would have to... Read more »
All your agreements with respect to this real property are worth the paper they are written on. If they are verbal agreements, you don't have any ownership interest because that can only be transferred by a "recorded" writing. It is possible in an extreme case that you might have...Read more »
Start an quiet tittle case, continue living in the property, openly but discreetly, place signs like do not enter, private property, hand a sign on the porch: the residence of [ your name____] and change all the utilities to your name. Build a fence and protect against al for any unauthorized...Read more »
Everyone named on the deed must sign a new deed changing the names of the owners. Each signature must be properly notarized and the Philippines has different notarial laws. In order for the Philippine signature to be valid they have to have it notarized at the American Embassy by a Consular...Read more »
The original retaining wall may be on the property line but is more likely fully on the lower property. The wall supports only the landscaped yard of the upper property, not the home. Below the wall is the lower property’s driveway. The elevation difference is no more than 3 feet at one end,... Read more »
Complex issues not suitable to resolve on a public forum such as this. You need to hire a Real Estate attorney, and he will find experts to assist you. Or you could just allow the neighbor remove the retaining wall and watch your yard slide down the hill into their yard, along with potential...Read more »
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