In Wisconsin, it is not inherently illegal to offer a land contract at zero percent interest. A land contract is a legitimate arrangement where the seller finances the sale of a property to the buyer. The interest rate and terms of a land contract are typically negotiable between the parties...View More
Was roped into a 55,000 contract for solar panels because they made me sign for the paper copy of the contract. Didn't know I was signing the actual contract. Now they came to install solar panels did half the job and left. Ive been calling for over a month and just found out the company went... View More
Almost certainly. You clearly have claims for breach of contract, but you might also have claims under Wisconsin’s theft by contractor statute. All monies paid to a contractor by an owner for improvements constitute a trust fund in the hands of the contractor. These monies can only be used for...View More
I inherited a house from my father and sold it to a friend via land contract in 2014. He has payed the monthly payment regularly until recently. The contract states if a default payment continues for 30 days, I must provide notice thereof, delivered personally or mailed by certified mail, that he... View More
Since you would be the person to have signed the power of attorney, you can review the documents you have signed to determine if any of them give your agent power of attorney over you (ie a durable medical power of attorney).
It Depends. (typical lawyer answer) It depends on what the contract says about modifications, does it require all parties to sign in order to modify? You have to read the contract because the terms will control modifications or extensions. If people don't sign, you cannot bind them to it....View More
They have closed their doors and are under "restructuring. " They are working to finish install and start taking draws on account. What should I be doing to make sure they don't change their name, take the money and leave without providing service for 20 years?
Don't pay them anything until they finish the install, you verify that the system is working as represented, and they give reasonable assurances of performance by posting a performance bond ensuring that they will provide all necessary maintenance services for 20 years as agreement.
Hired a company to remodel bath/tub area. They put in wrong materials, wrong (cheap) hardware, total sloppy job. We had local manager come in, he said they have to tear out and start from scratch. Then we never heard from them again. Multiple phone calls to salesman/manager/corporate HQ have gone... View More
It sounds like you may have claims against the contractor - and defenses on the loan. It will be based (in part) on some additional facts and the contents of any written documents you signed. I suggest contacting a Wisconsin consumer lawyer for a free consultation to discuss your rights and options.
There is no one answer to this question. Whether you have the ability to end the easement, is going to depend on a variety of factors, including the original language in the document in which the easement was granted. I suggest reviewing the deed with the easement language in it with a qualified...View More
A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. In general and basic terms, a Request for Proposal is meant to solicit a Proposal from contractors. As for the Bid, to solicit those, a business may use an Invitation to Bid. If you're talking about a fire...View More
Basically, I want to purchase on-demand liability insurance for independent contractors that get jobs through my site and I want to know if it is illegal to make this purchase as if I am them if I have their consent in signature form.
A Wisconsin attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Insurance is generally governed by state laws, but as a general matter, if information falls through the cracks and the carrier raises a defense that they were not provided with accurate information as to a...View More
A tenant may choose to break the lease. The landlord is then under a duty to mitigate damages - essentially to try to re-rent the unit. The tenant may then be held liable for the months in which no rent was collected from the tenant or the new tenant, the difference between the new tenant's...View More
My "residential offer to purchase" agrees to ingress egress easement from neighbor owner for parking. "seller shall deliver a written assessment in recordable form". Seller owned both homes at the time. 10yrs using easement access, the seller never recorded the easement and just... View More
I am sorry to hear about this situation. Did the seller ever deliver the written assessment to you in recordable form? If so, it sounds like it may have been your responsibility to record it as the new buyer. Does the offer to purchase explicitly state who is supposed to record the easement? I...View More
Seller accepted offer to bump our offer, which gives us 72 hrs to remove our contingencies per the original accepted offer. We have removed our contingencies and sent back this information, seller refusing to acknowledge although seller's agent has acknowledged. We have met all of the agreed... View More
Assuming the offer provided that the bump clause could be waived by the buyer within the 72 hours and assuming that you provided the proper and timely notice of waiver along with any required supporting documentation per the terms of the offer, then you could enforce the offer. If seller will not...View More
But found out there’s a lien on the house with someone else. The person with the lien passed away recently. If I end up paying for the house who does the money go to? Or should I keep paying my land contract and he pays of the lien ?
If two parties are not legally married, I do not recommend jointly owning property with someone who is also not liable for the mortgage on the property. Once you are married, your husband can add you to the title, if he wishes via deed. In Wisconsin we have a special form of ownership where married...View More
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