Yes, it's likely they can refuse to sell because they are not a protected class under Federal, State, or Local Law. If they are already in contract this would be a different story depending on the contract. You can check the AG's website for more information....Read more »
The seller paid the taxes on the property on October 4th before we purchased. We’ve been trying to transfer the deed but the seller won’t return our calls or texts but sent us a letter wanting us to pay him for the taxes he paid and then he will send us the deed. We feel he is responsible for... Read more »
What does the contract say? Generally the contract will determine who is liable for the property taxes. Often, it is the case that the seller prepaid for part of the quarter and will receive a credit at closing for the time the seller is not in possession.
It would be better to post your question about how to find information about property ownership in a board for Puerto Rico where the property is locate. If you intend to file to probate/administer your father's estate, the proper place to file will depend on where your father resided at the time...Read more »
I am moving into an apt 13 months in on a 2 year lease (11 months left). The goal is to be able to renew the lease at same rate with exception of regulated rent % increase. What is the best way to go about this? do I sublet then have option to renew or can I have the lease assigned to me? or does... Read more »
Rent Stabilized tenants do not have the right to sublet without a landlord's prior approval. If you sublet a Rent Stabilized apartment, as a subtenant you do not obtain succession rights to that apartment. If the tenant of record elects to surrender possession to the landlord at the expiration of...Read more »
Prior to the new rent laws it would be possible for me to pay a year upfront for rent. Now my only option is to use a guarantor. Would it possible to make an agreement with the landlord in which I put the money into an escrow account, and the landlord receives a fixed amount every month?
Security deposits are essentially escrow deposits that can only be used under certain conditions and are limited to one month rent by Tenant Protection Act of 2019 so unlikely your proposal would be allowed.
I'm an NYU undergraduate student who rents an apartment with 3 other classmates in the Village a couple of blocks from NYU Washington Square. Due to CV19 pandemic, NYU has recently suspended classes for the rest of the semester and closed the campus and all dorms to students. We rent our place... Read more »
For example, say someone signed a contract 45-60 days ago, is it conceivable at some point in the near future (quarantines, lockdowns, clusters of outbreaks) a contract could be void because of the virus? Somewhat akin to "damage" perhaps? Or circumstances out of the seller/buyers control?
It's probably unlikely that contracts would be considered void, as that would declare there is something defective in a contract, such as illegality or failure to meet requirements for formation of a valid contract. Textbook contract law holds certain conditions that serve to discharge performance,...Read more »
Ex-spouse refuses to follow through with property agreement set in divorce decree. Currently financially frozen. How do I go about enforcing? What kind of lawyer do I get? Divorce or Property/Real Estate.
It does not seem like something that would expressly be spelled out in any statute or code. But you should still research and check municipal codes and ordinances (including those written by FDNY) to be certain. If after diligently checking, you find no such provisions, you could consider including...Read more »
"Granted me the house" is not a legal phrase. Is it in an order of the court? Is it in a deed he already signed? I am not sure where you are in the process to advise where to go. Ultimately, you need to record a decree giving you the house, or a deed signed by your ex.
Real estate is transferred using a document of conveyance called a deed. However, there are a variety of types of deeds, and the choice is not always obvious. I do not ever recommend using quitclaim deeds because of issues with insurability. That leaves possibly a warranty deed or a special...Read more »
The two have nothing to do with each other. The deed and will are separate. A deed is permanent. There is no way to revoke the transfer later. However, there are structures like a trust you can use to accomplish what I think you want to accomplish.
My tenant got a order to show cause after receiving a eviction notice.Do I have to file a new Eviction notice if she was granted a extension and doesn't leave?Do I have to call the marshal to schedule a eviction or will it be automaticaly?or do I have to wait 14 days after she's scheduled to move... Read more »
The Marshal will not automatically reschedule an eviction. The landlord or his/her attorney must take the initiative. Whether you have to serve a new notice depends on the exact language of the court order disposing of the OSC
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