What is the ownership status for a house that we inherited from our mother? She passed away 20 years ago and my brother took control of her house but the two of us never followed through with the quit claim process. Do we legally own the house jointly?
answered on Nov 18, 2022
You still have an ownership interest that you can assert. If a probate was never opened, one would need to be opened so that the property could be properly transferred to the rightful heirs. I would need more information - whether there was a will or a trust, and how the property was deeded prior... Read more »
answered on Oct 26, 2022
Legal Descriptions give the angular calls and distances between corners of the property, or may be lot reference to a certain lot on a recorded subdivision plat, which then shows angles and boundary lengths for all lots. Some places use the rangeship/ township method of describing a certain parcel... Read more »
Also, can a tenant in common ask any amount for its share where no pre-existing agreement exists betw the tenants
answered on Oct 3, 2022
Tenants In Common almost always have a right to sue for a Sale For Partition. The Court ordered Sale price is for the whole property, which is then disbursed according to the order. Each Tenant normally gets the same after expense share, although sometimes there are equitable adjustments.
My brother has lived there most of his life, but never took over any financial or other responsibility for the house while my father was alive
answered on Aug 17, 2022
If your father conveyed his entire interest in his house to your brother then the house would not be part of the probate estate because the house was not owned by your father at the time of his death.
answered on Mar 2, 2022
No, you do not have to retain the real estate until the case is done, but there are some things you should do before you sell it. You do need to gather your evidence while it is still fresh, and give the contractor the opportunity to do the same.
First, hire a registered contractor to look... Read more »
answered on Feb 21, 2022
Check with the regulations at https://www.sos.ri.gov/divisions/open-government-center/rules-and-regulations/building-and-fire-codes
Need to work with a lawyer
answered on Jan 31, 2022
Rights of redemption usually refers to a municipal tax sale. The property may have been sold at tax sale and if so then you have a limited period of time to redeem it, by paying off the debt to the person who bought it at tax sale. There are deadlines stated in the notices that you receive. If you... Read more »
One of my brothers is considering buying the house. We will naturally charge him a lot less than the appraised price. Does the mortgage go with the house or are we responsible for paying it off before we sell it to him?
answered on Jan 13, 2022
First a determination of who are the titled owners should be made. If the Mortgage is not satisfied and released, the brother takes the improved real property subject to the Mortgage. Apparently none of you all are personally liable on the Note, but if not paid, Foreclosure occurs. Remember... Read more »
The home has been in the family for multiple generations and we are not certain his current wife is in this long term and want to be certain if we sign it over she can't get it if they divorce.
answered on Dec 3, 2021
The life estate might provide some protection. A trust might provide more, especially during your life. But, at some point in the future, if he and she are living there and you have passed on, then he will probably own the property outright. It would be hard at that point for him to prevent her... Read more »
We are common law married. We've lived in the house for over 10 years.
answered on Aug 30, 2021
If you are an owner with your parents in a joint tenancy with rights of survivorship then your husband can claim a right to equitable distribution of some of the equity in the house. That means money. He can’t claim ownership.
answered on Apr 29, 2021
Yes. Unlike a residential lease, a commercial lease is not regulated as its a contract between businesses and agreed upon terms are not restricted. Hopefully that helps.
Will she have to give me the house or sell it and give me the amount of money started that she owes me
answered on Oct 27, 2020
Talk to your attorney to help prepare and present your motion for relief.
A prior will has been submitted with different executor. The other nominee has already stolen all property and is trying to sell a house under beneficiary's nose and keep everything. Is this a crime or it it a civil issue?
answered on Sep 28, 2020
This is a trusts and estates issue. It may be civil in nature, but if you are alleging theft, there may be a criminal element to it. You should find a civil litigator who has experience or knowledge about contesting a will or challenging the distribution of assets from an estate. From the way... Read more »
the people who actually bought the house got the paperwork yesterday and showed up today. What can be done about the rent we have paid so far to the shady person who did this to us
answered on Jul 6, 2020
Report them to the authorities. http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE34/34-18/34-18-38.2.HTM compliance is mandatory. Retain an attorney if you are served with an eviction complaint.
My electric bill is triple my neighbors. I have lived here for 5 years. My landlord has never mentioned that I pay for a shared utility. This has just come to light when I had an electrician come check to see why my electric bill was so high. Upon further examination a plumber became involved... Read more »
answered on Jul 6, 2020
It is unclear what expense is shared, and what is due to the leak. If the pump is not yours, you may have a case of theft of utilities against the person who wired it on your service. This may require more investigation and perhaps professional legal representation. Once you have all of the... Read more »
I own property with area avarge sale price 75000 dollars. The government assignment value is 22000 dollars
Real Estate agencies more than one forcing me to sell it cheep as less than 10000 dollars by listing it on their own site without my permission
How can I stop them... Read more »
answered on Jan 25, 2020
Nobody can force you to sell your house. If a realtor is offering your house for SALE without your permission you should file a complaint with
the Rhode Island Board of Realtors and also the Rhode Island Department of Consumer Protection.
However do be sure they are really listing... Read more »
She has repeatedly threatened me to call police for no reason and have me removed out of my own place. I pay 1500 a month and she pays nothing. I'm trying to end this controlling relationship.
answered on Dec 24, 2019
If the threats are of imminent physical or bodily harm, seek a protective order. If your local law enforcement will not assist you in removing this now unwelcome guest, you may have to file a formal eviction. This is where the help of a private attorney will be most useful.
I have 2 tenants on a week to week lease. They're 1 wk behind. They are asking that the late week that was paid 6 days late be carry forward as if they slipped a week until they can pay that skipped week in 2 weeks instead of adding the rent payment they give me each week to the previous week.... Read more »
answered on Dec 24, 2019
The offer-er is the master of their offer and you are free to come to whatever arrangements you like. I might suggest you set a deadline for the late fee waiver to give them some incentive to catch up.
I helped find a short-term place for them to live (I do not reside there). To make things easier, I have been collecting their rent and providing the landlord with a check each month. No lease has been provided to the students. A few students returned to Europe before our school term ended. Who is... Read more »
answered on Dec 16, 2019
If the landlord takes you to court, the best thing for your to bring, in addition to all of your documents(i.e. a contract with the landlord and the academy) supporting your "arrangement" would be ... a licensed attorney to present your best defense. They will likely begin with a short... Read more »
My boyfriend moved in with me in June, we have since broken up. I own my house how can I get him to leave? (I've asked) It is my house and he is just staying there, he does have mail come there and switched his license without asking me.
answered on Nov 20, 2019
You will need to evict him in accordance with the RI Lanlord/Tenant act.
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