Richard Sternberg's answer You should find counsel near you. Sometimes, a judgment can be renewed to 20 years, but they usually expire in ten. We might be able to help with a cease and desist letter, but we can’t defend you in court as far south as Virginia Beach.
Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq.'s answer First, the bank is probably not required to do a survey. Second, with respect to neighbors claiming part of the property, there is a way they can come to own property they did not own if they used it long enough as if they owned it. It may be best to pay for a survey to get the issues resolved. If that does not work, you may need to get a lawyer involved.
Paul A. Prados' answer Most matters involving real estate will be filed in Circuit Court because the Circuit Court has equitable powers over the title to real estate, and there is generally no federal nexus for title/foreclosure cases.
The grounds for being in Federal court are far too complicated to explain in a short answer, but generally a case is allowed be filed in federal court if federal law applies, or if the parties in the case are from different states and the claim is large.
Paul A. Prados' answer If the equity lender has all of its paperwork in order, it may foreclose. Many times they will not in a down real estate market as the primary lender gets paid first from the foreclosure sale.
Lost notes are getting to be less common. There are ways for lenders to avoid the difficulties arising from lost notes.
Paul A. Prados' answer The former owners are considered legal trespassers on the property from the moment of the closing of the foreclosure sale and a request that you vacate. Closing does not usually occur on the same day as the foreclosure sale. The new owner may proceed with a lawsuit for unlawful detainer immediately following closing. Eviction will likely occur in a 2-6 weeks if the new owner is aggressive.
If the tenants are not the former owners they have substantial rights under the Protecting...
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.