Will that directive be ignored and my fiance gains ownership as surviving owner? Or will the will override the title? I understand that I should have the two (title and will) in sync, but in the interim, what would happen upon my death?
The two should be in synch, because having them inconsistent can be used to confess and delay proceedings when everyone needs certainty and dispatch. The inconsistency can be used as evidence that your testamentary intent was uncertain or that you were confused. Unless you can be proven...Read more »
I think that the easiest way to remove your late wife's name will be to quit claim the house to your fiancee. If your wife's "estate" was probated (or might still be in probate), you can quit claim the house to your fiancee as the executor of your late wife's estate. If...Read more »
as both parents have past, the residence now comes to me and someone told me to put the residence in a Trust through my banking system. Is this correct? And how do I do this? The property is in Arlington, VA.
The form of the title doesn't change the answer. Whether the quitclaim was recorded may matter. The short answer is that you need to transfer title to the trust by deed, and that isn't terribly difficult, but it may involve some expenses. Okay, let's break it down:
previous tenant was on a month to month lease and had decided to not vacate, and was not planning to vacate anytime soon. They said the apartment is no longer available. I believe this is a violation of Virginia State Statute 55.1-1238 of the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act for failure... Read more »
Yes, you are correct. The question for you is whether you are trying to terminate the agreement or enforce the agreement, so you can take possession. If you decide to hire a lawyer, I'm sure anyone who responds would be happy to help. Good luck.
There is an outdoor grill that looks like a large portable grill on wheels and it has wheels, but the grill is connected to a natural gas pipe that was extended from the back of the house. The grill uses natural gas from the pipe as fuel for normal operation. The grill has been in the same spot for... Read more »
In Virginia, a fixture is attached (i.e., bolted) to the ground and becomes an intricate part of the land. A grill which is movable is personal property, notwithstanding that it is attached to a gas line, and is thus not a fixture.
I bought a house with my partner (we are not married). She and I ended up separating.
I found out that she falsified signatures in the purchase of our house in 2018. Furthermore, in 2017 she left the property and did not pay any of the mortgages. Since that period I've made... Read more »
You probably needed a lawyer when you made the agreement, and you certainly needed a lawyer when your partner in the house and you ended your social partnership. You also need a lawyer to interpret the agreement in light of the facts and the contributions of the parties. That consultation will be...Read more »
I was falsely accused of smoking in my apartment when I am a non-smoker. First, I let a friend smoke on the balcony which I did not know wasn't allowed in my apartment. I apologized but was given a 21/30 to cure the smell (which of course there was no smell in my apartment), so I cured it... Read more »
The written 21/30 notice is a first step in the filing of a Unlawful Detainer. The folks who are accessing you of the smoking have the burden of proof so you should go to court and deny their claim and put them to the test. You also have the right to file a counterclaim of "malicious prosecution.:
In Virginia, the automatic renewal provisions contained in a residential leas are binding on the tenant and the landlord. One party to the lease, such as the landlord, doe snot have the right to unilaterally change the lease to a month-to-month tenancy.
In the state of Virginia, three people own an undivided interest in a private road. Other members in the community have a deeded right to ingress and egress over the road. Two of the three owners want to prohibit community members from storing/parking on the road. There are community members... Read more »
The answer probably depends on the deed language and possibly any other recorded agreements, and it might depend on long-term use and interpretation of that language, as well as possible claims of adverse possession. Basically, it the three owners or the owners of the rights of egress and access...Read more »
Huh? You need a lawyer to read this contract. Generally, it is the BUYER who has the right to back out if the property doesn't appraise for the loan, because the transaction cannot be completed without the loan, so the contract includes a clause letting BUYER escape. It's got to be a...Read more »
Why would you agree to such a term? You can settle on just about anything as long as the settlement doesn't cause you to commit a crime, but why agree? You would be paying your sisters full value as the property has now and then give them none of the loss but a portion of the gains over ten...Read more »
In Virginia, the law that effects the garnishment of wages and/or bank account has a set period of 180 days before the matter goes to court. If the full amount of the judgment is not satisfied by the initial garnishment, the judgment creditor has the right to file a second garnishment to seek the...Read more »
We just found out the air ducts in our home are pulled out of place and two rooms are not getting the air (it’s literally just pouring AC out under the home), and many other small things that weren’t noticeably to the eye during a walkthrough
If there is a valid mortgage lien on the property and the loan isn't paid, the lender will foreclose its equity. If you were not on title and of record before the mortgage recording, their claim would be unaffected by you. You might be entitled to the excess after foreclosure, if there is any,...Read more »
I would like to remodel it into a single family home. Am I allowed to terminate the lease of the 2nd family after my loan is approved? Since it is an FHA 203k loan what are my options during the COVID-19 pandemic?
The lease is a binding contract. You need to review that lease carefully for its termination provisions, and then you need to check both state and local landlord-tenant law about tenant rights. There are three specific areas to research: 1) whether the tenant has a right to holdover, which often...Read more »
The loan is still in force - the other individual will still be responsible for payment. It is also possible that the estate of the person who died will have to pay it - and in turn could require the other borrower to repay the estate. Every case like this is different and a lawyer should be...Read more »
If you listed all your "old collectors"/creditors names and addresses on your prior bankruptcy schedules filed with the court, and the bankruptcy court has entered its Order of general discharge, then you're good/safe, and if any of your old discharged unsecured creditors attempt in...Read more »
Dad passed no wife my brother and I jointly inherited his 5 acres he had no will when I was 19 and he was 16. I got married at 20 he got married as well he passed in car accident do I become sole owner?
The answer depends on the title on the land, but I doubt that you are using the term “jointly” correctly. If you were in title as joint tenants with right of survivorship (JTWROS), often called “joint tenants,” then you came into title alone (at least in Virginia) upon his demise. But, if...Read more »
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