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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law, Constitutional Law and Land Use & Zoning for Wisconsin on
Q: So my mother and I live together in the home she signed ownership of to me. I was wondering if the cops asked to search

Can she give them permission even tho I now own the house

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Sep 11, 2023

In scenarios where multiple occupants reside in a property, the consent to search the common areas of the property can be given by any one of the occupants. However, since you are the owner of the house, you have a more substantial standing to either consent to or refuse a search of the property.... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Land Use & Zoning for Wisconsin on
Q: Powere company came to trim trees, took half my tree, and left. Is there anything I can do about it? Vandalism charges?

They are offering to take the tree but not grind the stump out, is there an obligation to actually fix the issue

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 20, 2022

A Wisconsin attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Electric utilities nationwide have broad authority when it comes to protecting and maintaining their transmission infrastructure, including removing trees and other hazards that could ice, bring down cables, and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Land Use & Zoning for Wisconsin on
Q: Land split, legal agreement

My brother and I were jointly gifted 20 acres of land in 2008 by an uncle. We have had the land surveyed and are splitting it into two 10 acre parcels (all of this has been completed) We want to draw up a legal agreement between us that neither party can sell their property outside of our family.... View More

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answered on May 31, 2022

You need a competent WI attorney to draft both Deeds with enforceable Restrictive Covenants in the Legal Descriptions. Your possible contract would only be enforceable between the contracting Parties. Covenants Running with the Land are necessary.

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts, Land Use & Zoning, Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Q: we bought a property the rental of the land was not included in with the bill of sale do we have to honor the contract?

Nothing was signed by us and we didn't even know it existed. we waited for wheat to be done being harvested and now want to get rid of them so that we can plant our trees.

Nina Whitehurst
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answered on Jul 24, 2021

Your question cannot be answered without more information. Is there a written lease agreement? You will need to get a copy of that. Have you tried talking to the tenant about his intentions? Did the seller represent that there were no leases?

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Does a title company have to notify the buyer and seller of a house of any encumbrances they discover prior to closing?

After closing on a home, the county contacted me saying the property lines for the home I just bought are incorrect. After speaking with the county, the title company contacted the county about this issue. However, the title never notified myself or the seller about this issue prior to closing.

Thomas B. Burton
Thomas B. Burton
answered on Nov 13, 2020

I would carefully examine your title insurance policy on the home to see if the issue was discovered during the title search and discuss this issue with a real estate litigation attorney in your area. The title company should have run a title search before issuing the title insurance. If the issue... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Q: my neighbor has put up a mailbox on my property,can i remove it.

the mail box has been in place for over a year, no livable accommodations on property,he does not live there, it is in the ROW of road, I am wrong by describing him as a neighbor, he is an estranged brother. His daughter who lives in another state owns adjacent property he does not live nearby and... View More

Jason Anthony Greller
Jason Anthony Greller
answered on May 20, 2020

Generally the law does not afford an aggrieved party the right to self help. In other words, you may not remove the mailbox. You may go to court and ask for an order requiring the neighbor to remove the box.

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Wisconsin on
Q: I recently purchased a plot of land. It was listed with electric / sewer and lateral into lot.

Our builder just verified with the village that there is no sewer available and we will need a septic, Can I sue the seller to cover the cost of a perk test and septic system?

Thomas B. Burton
Thomas B. Burton
answered on Dec 12, 2019

Check the Vacant Land Disclosure Report provided to you by the Seller and see if they listed sewer and septic available in the Seller's Vacant Land Disclosure Report. It should be listed on page 5, under item F(6) of the new Vacant Land Disclosure Report that went into use last year. If they... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning for Wisconsin on

We are taking a natural approach to weed control. This once was a wake lake and weeds were not a problem. Once the no wake law was enforced...the weeds came fast and have made useage impossible.

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Sep 9, 2015

How? By going to see a real estate attorney for a full discussion about this and the possibilities of getting what you want done. This is not a question asking for basic legal advice, answering it requires specifically tailored legal advice.

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