A Washington attorney could best advise, but your question remains open for four weeks. Although your question is straightforward and concise, these matters are not always simple. They could sometimes hinge on whether there was a defect, were representations of any kind made, inspections,...Read more »
My business partner and I were to buy a real estate property in seattle. we have a detailed contract between us. However, he has formed a team with 3 other people and is now buying that property. I would like to send a letter to the bank, my partner and the seller that my partner is violating the... Read more »
You need to speak with a local attorney that can analyze your situation and provide you with legal advice. When you meet with an attorney, you would need to have with you all documents executed between you and your partner. Did you form a partnership? a limited liability company? a joint venture?...Read more »
Our mortgage and deed documents say "husband and wife." We want to continue to both own the property, but we're concerned if one of us were to pass away, what that would mean for passing the property automatically to the other since we are no longer married. Our wills state that the... Read more »
You need to update the title to the house so that it conforms to your divorce decree. Was it awarded to the two of you in equal shares? Then update the title so that you each own a 50% undivided interest as tenants in common. A real estate attorney can help you with this.
in 2005 we (My wife and I) bought a house and lived in it from 2005 till 2008 just after I went into the Army. We were outside the driving area for the base I was stationed at. We turned the property in to a rental and it remained a rental till we sold it in 2018. We used the tax exclusion for... Read more »
There is an ability for military personal to suspend the personal residence exemption but you have to be deployed during the suspension period. There's nothing in your question that makes me think it would apply, but I don't have all the facts.
The apple trees were on my property and cared for by the orchard company when I purchased my home 3.5 years ago. I put up a fence and the orchard was taken out and re-planted by a new orchard company after the surrounding orchard was sold. The new fruit company asked me to cut down my trees. I am... Read more »
This is a fairly complex setting and would probably be better suited to a consult with an attorney in Washington State than a Question & Answer Board. Based on Washington case law, an attorney would be in a better position to meaningfully assess the directive to remove trees or apply pesticides...Read more »
I am a BC resident involved in a MVA in July of 2015. Claim has been settled. However, my attorney held about $5000 in trust in order to pay back my insurance company. Before he was able to pay back, my attorney has died, and attorney who took over his files claims he has no idea about the deceased... Read more »
It could be difficult to track down if the attorney did not make a notation of it in the checkbook for the trust fund account that the incoming attorney could identify. And it looks like the incoming attorney doesn't have information on it. Maybe the bank could assist you if they have any...Read more »
Assuming the quit claim deed conveying your daughter's 50% interest to you complies with the statutory requirements for a quit claim deed under Washington law, the deed would be a legal document enforceable against your daughter even if it has not been recorded. A deed does not need to be...Read more »
I cared for my Father for the past 14yrs until he passed. Spent 85% of my time with a my father making sure he took his meds and insulin and also took him to almost all his doctor appointments and surgeries. We pretty much did everything together. I have witnesses to her making these statements... Read more »
You might have grounds for suing your step mother for breach of contract. It sounds like there was an agreement and it was supported by consideration. The fact that there are witnesses to her promise is very helpful. Seek out a contract litigation attorney in your area.
I'll take the houses in my state and he'll take the one in his. I'll pay him the difference to equalize the values. Can we just sign quit claim deeds and are there any tax consequences? The houses have all been appraised and we agree on these terms.
Maybe it is because I am a lawyer, but I do not think it that unusual for a very large credit services corporation in business since 1970 to have "had 44 lawsuits in the last 10 years." But I certainly do find it unusual that you just found out about a judgment entered against you some 16...Read more »
Your written lease controls the answer to your question. If the written lease you signed says you have to give the landlord a longer notice than the customary 30 days, then whatever the lease says answers this question.
The owner and I have agreed on a price but he wants me to use his attorney. Instinct tells me it's a conflict of interest. Am I correct? What is involved in such a sale in addition to title verification? I know a survey has been done.
We inherited the land for my father when he passed away live in Omak Washington and I just want to sell my part I don’t want to be involved with her at all anymore so can I just show my interest in the land
If you and your sister own real estate that you inherited from your father, and you own it together, presumably, as tenants in common, then you each own a percentage of the whole and not any particular allocable portion of the real estate. If you want to sell, and she is not cooperative, then your...Read more »
There are various issues that need to be reviewed, including whether your eviction was unlawful, whether you have any legal rights to payment for your services, whether there was any legal basis for the restraining order, and whether you are facing any criminal charges for alleged violation of said...Read more »
We recently purchased property with an approved septic design and found out after that the seller had not disclosed an existing artisan well to us or to the septic designer and that a third party has water rights to it, what recourse do we have?
You may have rights to sue the seller for failure to disclose the well if required under the escrow agreement and if the water well was never properly recorded in town records making futile any due diligence efforts for you to discover it. The third party's easement should be reviewed as well...Read more »
What do you mean "was put in the right of way" and "removed her property"? Are you referring to personal property that was thrown out of the home after the tenant was evicted? Are you the home owner? If your tenant's belongings were thrown into the street by the sheriff and...Read more »
New Condominium owner is being forced to pay for a new roof on the condominium he is buying. The Appellate Court ruled the Condominium cannot charge the owner for repairs to the Condo roof without an amendment to the Condominium Declaration. That has not happened yet. Do I have any recourse... Read more »
It depends on the terms of your HOA agreement, including the CCRs, as well as the facts surrounding the roof issue. You must first determine whether there is a breach of contract. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial...Read more »
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