We sold a home earlier this year and disclosed that the garage had flooded. We also said that we asked the home builder to come fix it (since the home was newly built) which he did. It never flooded again after the work he did so to us it was fixed.
You are protected. Caveat emptor, let the buyer beware. The risk of flooding is something that the buyer took on when the buyer bought the property. The buyer has no case against you. The buyer might have a case against the builder if there is something wrong with the construction and the...View More
In addressing the legality of a Homeowners' Association (HOA) rule restricting mass communication among owners, it's necessary to review the governing documents of the association, such as the bylaws and covenants, conditions, and restrictions (CC&Rs), as well as state law. HOAs do...View More
Anyone can grant a life estate to anyone, regardless of whether or not the grantor and grantee are related. If the deed is valid then the life estate is valid. If someone were to try to challenge the deed on the argument that they are a closer relation, their closer relation is not enough in itself...View More
While I think Mr. Gallo's answer is correct based on the question as phrased, I sense a Medicaid look-back issue. Whether such an issue exists depends on whether your aunt received long-term care benefits through Medicaid, which is not mentioned in your question. When a Medicaid recipient...View More
Usually by a written deed that describes the real estate, describes the interest being conveyed, is signed by the grantor, is given by the grantor to the grantee and recorded with the city or town in the land records. There are other requirements but those are the main ones. Usually a lawyer...View More
I live in KY, but it was carried out in Rhode Island, and its hard to do things when your 1000+ miles away, and all the paper work is in a storage unit in RI, is there any other way i can go about finding out the information within it like the lawyers name? Something where i can get started??? Im... View More
The petition and order you are looking for are in the records of the probate court for the town or city in which your father last resided. You can call the probate court for that town or city and speak to the probate clerk, ask for a copy of the records. Probate records are not usually available...View More
I will speak to the company Monday, but I want to get ahead of this. The home is worth approx $100k more than I currently owe. I wanted to see what my options are. I do not have a lump sum needed to fully catch up with my payments, and have been working to adjust my payments so that I can resume... View More
The cash for houses websites are unlikely to be your best option. Selling the house is certainly an option. Also there are programs available through Rhode Island Housing for you to mediate the matter with the mortgage servicer to avoid foreclosure and explore your options to refinance instead. The...View More
If neighbors agree upon a boundary line then that can become the legal line, even if a survey based on the old line says otherwise. The problem you have is that the neighbor no longer agrees to the boundary line and wants to go by the survey instead. It might be hard to come up with evidence that...View More
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...View More
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?
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...View More
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.
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...View More
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...View 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?
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...View More
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...View More
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.
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