My grandfather wants to remove my aunt from his deed. He has listed my mother as his beneficiary in his trust and the house is listed in the trust. My question is, since my aunt is listed on the deed , who will get the house? Does the trust take precedence over the deed? My aunt is not complying... Read more »
You need to speak with a Florida Estate Planning and Probate Attorney and get a copy of the current deed and have it reviewed. Based on the type of deed and how the property is held will determine what can or needs to be done. Generally speaking, a valid deed will be enforced above a Will and Trust...Read more »
If you are not married, you can't seek a divorce (or dissolution). Thus the laws for disposition of marital property do not apply. Instead, you would have to sue him for "partition" of the property. The property would be sold and each of you would get part of the proceeds....Read more »
We went under contract on a home in FL on 5/17 that was undergoing a roof install. At time of contract, the roof was off the home. A closing date of 6/24 was set, and we as buyers fulfilled all contractual agreements and were ready to close. On 6/24, the sellers requested an extension until 7/16... Read more »
I am 3quarters ownership of a property. One of the other owners has not helped or offered to pay the up keep, taxes or the insurance. It has been 9 years now. Can we sue him for abandoment? Or what can I do
You sue for partition. Usually the remedy is to sell the property and divide up the proceeds, giving you credit for the upkeep, taxes, and insurance you paid. If you want, you could buy the property at the sale.
Last month it's discovered that the easements require a 100' setback, not the 50' that shows up on the survey we were given by the seller which makes it impossible to build anything without a variance. Got the meeting for that, all is well, hearing set for mid Sep. Friday my... Read more »
We had a virtual walkthrough on Tuesday, and they sent an inspector to view the outside of the house yesterday, sending their offer last night via email. I'm skeptical, as I feel the offer was a good one. I have signed nothing, and accepted nothing so far. What are my caveats?
The process and the offer may be absolutely legitimate, however, it is obvious you are unsure and need a lawyer to confirm. It is impossible for a lawyer to advise you without reviewing the proposed transaction. It will cost you a few hundred dollars to know.
THERE ARE 45 OWNERS OF A PIECE OF PROPERTY, SOME WOULD LIKE TO SIGN IT OVER TO THE CITY WHERE WE LIVE. SOME DO NOT. CAN SOME PEOPLE DO A QUICK CLAIM AND BE FREE OF ANY OWNERSHIP/LIABILITY? OR MUST EVERYONE DO A QUICK CLAIM?
Perhaps. How was this divided ownership come into existence? And what sort of potential liability are you concerned about? Strictly speaking, the grantee (the city) would have to accept the gift to make it complete.
It's "quitclaim", by the way; it means to surrender or...Read more »
I had my roof tarped. The roofers tarped my neighbor's side of the garage & were gone before we realized what was done. I live in a townhome. My neighbor & I assumed my roof claim w Citizens would be resolved quickly, however, I am now involved in a lawsuit. I've contacted the... Read more »
It is unclear what you mean about your "roof claim w Citizens", and by "I am now involved in a lawsuit". Has your neighbor sued you or not? It doesn't appear you would be liable, although the contractor probably would be.
We bought our property knowing boats were allowed without limitations. We now own a boat and the HOA wants to change the rules. Shouldn't "grandfathering" be allowed so that the rule change doesn't damage owners who already have a boat on property?
Grandfathering does not apply to movable objects. HOA documents generally allow the board of directors to adopt "Rules and Regulations" with a board member vote. Generally, the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions and Restrictions require a membership vote, but not always. Whether or...Read more »
the company has 45 days to higher a structural designer to certify the bldg is in habitable condition, or, pull permits and do the repairs in that timespan. Am i obligated to pay rent under these conditions, knowing the bldg is poss going to be evacuated for repairs or possibly shut down?
I'm getting my brothers to sign over their interest ,to me, in a house we inherited in Tarpon Springs. I would like to use a quitclaim deed. Do their spouses need to sign? I paid them each part of what I owe. The rest to be paid at a later date. Can I include a lien for the amount owed in a... Read more »
You use a mortgage (not some other form of a "lien") to secure a promissory note. Yes, their spouses should sign. And since you are paying good money for this, you shouldn't accept a quitclaim deed; use a warranty deed. You and your brothers really should do this with the help of attorneys.
I friend of mine is being threatened with eviction for trespassing on an easement that belongs to the park and is there to allow access to another piece of land. On some maps and map apps it even shows as being a street.
seller who forced this signing . sold the me the property on 11/22/13. 10 month before a probate was filed .knowing of new ownership pending via back taxes . i was at 6k in the rehab and 4.3k paid to him . when it hit. after 6 months of wondering the halls of justice. this one lady in the probate... Read more »
I am not sure what your question is because you do not actually have one, but I can tell from the facts you need to hire a real estate litigator immediately. The facts are too many to rely on general advice from an online forum. No one should buy real estate in Florida without having an attorney...Read more »
My mother inherited a paid off home in Florida that she now rents out. She added me to the deed several years ago, but I just found out tonight that she doesn’t have insurance on the house (which is not required if the house is paid off, but doesn’t make any sense to me to be uninsured). I am... Read more »
Yes, it's true that you could be sued if someone claims that they were injured as a result of the owners negligently allowing a hazardous condition to exist on the property. That doesn't necessarily mean the plaintiff would prevail, but yes you could be sued.
You need to speak with a Florida Probate Attorney in order to provide additional details and specifics of the circumstances. It has now been 5 years, someone should have contacted you long ago if there was a probate and you were named in the Will/Trust/Deeds or on any other accounts and or assets....Read more »
So, I know I'm in the wrong too, but I need to see the best way to go about this. I have outside cats and just move where the landlord doesn't want animals, but they are outside cats. For my own reasons, I didn't mention it and just need a week or so for them to get use to their new... Read more »
Sorry, but you probably violated your lease (which we cannot review here online), requested service and now are upset the landlord found out you have cats in his house. It is logical to check each AC vent when there is a complaint the AC is not working properly. A landlord in Florida has the...Read more »
Usually the marital settlement agreement and final judgment contain language of how the property should be transferred. Did it state husband should sign a quit claim deed within a certain amount of time? It is best you consult with one of us divorce attorneys who can review the documents and see...Read more »
no mortgage that i know of through a bank or company but this man i have never met feels i should pay him rent? What have i done? I thought the money i gave the previous owner bought the house and land free and clear. What do I do now? What if the previous owner had a legally binding contract with... Read more »
You need to do what you should have done in the first place and hire a real estate lawyer to review the transaction. It could be possible the person you thought you were purchasing from did not have clear title to the property. It could be this unknown person demanding rent is attempting to scam...Read more »
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