I live in Okaloosa County Florida and I have two pieces of land that share a common easement with two other properties. The easement was created prior to the purchase to protect all parties as well as provide ingress/egress, access for utilities, etc. There is a neighboring property, located to the... Read more »
I am very sorry for your loss on the passing of your partner, please accept my sympathy and condolences at this sad and difficult time. I would encourage you to check what the property deed says, Will and or Trust if any of those exist or if you know you were named or put on the deed. If you know...Read more »
Generally, the HOA only has five years to bring an action but there are exceptions, especially if the HOA could not see the back porch from the street. With satellite photographs becoming more easily accessible through county websites it could be the HOA only discovered it within the past five...Read more »
Mold n Roaches and bad plumbing, I pay 674 a week for the room, they move me to a different room because of the plumbing back up, now they want me to move back to that room where the mold n roaches are. I don’t want to move, I was told I had to move back to the room I was in, I had no choice.... Read more »
I am not licensed in the state of Maine, not sure why you posted this question under Florida, but I would assume it is the same in all states, a lawyer may charge for the work actually performed. Why not? There is no compulsion to perform free labor unless it is through a pro bono clinic or some...Read more »
same question concerning a truck. Initally the estate lawyer said everyone could sign over their portions to 1 heir but now they are saying that even tho everyone is in agreement that the court is saying we have to sell at market value. Is that correct since everyone is in agreement?
If I understand you correctly, there are a total of four heirs who are going to receive a home from a probate estate. Three of the heirs want to give the home to one of the heirs. Assuming that is correct, then no, I don't believe a judge would require you to sell the house a fair market...Read more »
It depends on if your golf club is paid for with your annual HOA assessments or if it is operated independently. You would need to have an experienced association lawyer review your HOA documents if you are unsure. If you are sure it is paid for with your annual assessments and there is no...Read more »
I didnt sign up with any broker yet. My tenants want to renew for another year. Should I disclose in lease agreement I'm preparing myself for my own lease that I'm real estate sales associate even though my license status is inactive? Also how do I sign the lease owner, landlord and real... Read more »
It is nice that you passed the test, but you are not a sales associate yet and you are not allowed to claim a fee until you have an active license which is associated with a broker. Simply lease it as an owner/landlord and do not claim a fee for that.
There is no primary or secondary as it relates to the homestead exemption. Each owner must file for homestead exemption. The easiest way to transfer property between family is by a quitclaim deed, but that's not always wise.
I hate to not give you a simple answer on this, but it depends on a number of factors. You should contact a "probate" attorney in your area. That's the type of attorney who deals with transfers of property due to the death of a person.
....and assigns release, waive, acquit and forever discharge and hold harmless Property Name, Inc., and each of its, successors, assigns, members, officers, directors, employees, agents, managers, management companies, servants, heirs, executors, administrators, insurers, attorneys, and persons,... Read more »
They can always ask but you do not have to sign it. I would recommend you not sign it without having a lawyer review the entire document, which may not be worth the cost, considering you are volunteering.
Developer-controlled HOAs will do or say anything because they are counting on you not...Read more »
I am very sorry for your loss on the passing of your husband, please accept my condolences. The answer to your question is maybe. You will want to get of the property deed and review it with the help of an attorney/probate, if the property was held as tenants by the entirety (husband and wife) the...Read more »
You will want and should speak with a Florida Estate Planning Attorney, just adding a relative to a deed can be problematic based on what you have described, you may want to discuss with an attorney the option to add the relative via an enhanced life estate deed (ladybird deed) instead as an...Read more »
I own a home, and my fiance lives with me and has put a substantial amount into the home. To protect her investment, we were looking into adding her to the title/deed. I am concerned about a few things I have read regarding this:
1. There is a mortgage on the home with an escrow account. Is... Read more »
Quitclaim deed will not trigger loss of homestead exemption as to you. If your fiancé lives with you, she'll need to complete a separate homestead application. You will only pay tax to the county on the amount indicated in the quitclaim deed, so it is...Read more »
It depends on the amount of the charge and the language in the condo documents as to whether or not they can demand legal fees pre-litigation. Some documents do provide the association is entitled to pre-litigation fees. It would not be a case of slander of title unless an actual lien was filed....Read more »
It depends on what you mean by "group?" Revitalization is a very technical process and there must be a vote with a majority of the homeowners approving revitalization. If the revitalization was sent to the Dept. of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and obtained a confirmation, the homeowners...Read more »
E.g. FL Gen Warranty Deed: my name/grantor, son/grantee, $?, etc. So new deed would read me and/or son so it's easier for son to inherent when I'm deceased...? Then we do the same with husband's deed so husband and/or son owns property together. As both husband and wife want to... Read more »
The simplest way is Quitclaim deeds. But if these are single family homes, I'd highly recommend warranty deeds and paying for title insurance. Otherwise, your quitclaim deeds will invalidate title insurance you have today. And title insurance is important in FL. Boundary disputes, for...Read more »
Florida law does provide 30 days to return a security deposit. If you are the tenant the problem you will have is you are not a party to the estoppel and it is very likely the buyer has not seen the estoppel. Even if the court were to grant you standing to enforce the estoppel, by the time you...Read more »
Elevator has been out of order periodically my whole tenancy here, but recently it has been out of order for 90 days maybe more. I have fallen and hurt myself multiple times and almost fall down a flight of stairs everytime I have somewhere to be,
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