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buyer and seller purchase agreement [closed]

Can a purchase agreement be nullified due to lost of job a week prior to closing on the property? I have been in a buyer contract for over a year. It's a week to closing on the home but I lost my job.
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My friend needs me to act as a current landlord

My friend is having a hard time renting because she has never lived on her own. Everywhere she's gone they said she has to show 3 years rental history. I'm not coming doing this I feel it's fraud. I ...
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Minimum distance between property line requirement for storm pipe installation in Bellevue, WA (Right-of-way)

My neighbor recently received a permit to install a storm drain pipe in the right-of-way next to my property line on my front yard. While I understand the City of Bellevue Water Engineering Standards (...
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Rentcharges under Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill 2024

The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill includes Part 7 on estate rentcharges. (A "rentcharge" is an obligation on a freeholder to pay money to a third party known as the "rent owner&...
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Real estate verbal acceptance

In real estate, if a seller says, he will accept an offer before signing it and multiple offers come in after, Can he accept a different offer?
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Do tenants need consent to sublease?

If I’m a tenant and my landlord lets me have my camper on the property, do I need my landlord’s permission to lease the camper? How might the answer change if the agreement is informal—for example, if ...
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Do I have to let Buyer in after disclosing new defects?

I disclosed new defects to the buyer along with a inspector's estimate after he removed the inspection contingency. He wants to bring in his inspectors to inspect these defects. The new defects ...
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What constitutes "fault of the buyer"? [closed]

I have a contract to sell my house that is contingent on the buyer selling their home. A common enough occurrence. If Buyer does not close on the sale of Buyer’s property, through no fault of Buyer, ...
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In France, can you lock out a squatter the way they locked you out?

This is specific to France (and maybe other countries, but I doubt that there is any other with such a surrealistic legislation like ours) In France, when someone breaks in to your house and stays ...
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Do local review boards have jurisdiction on the projects of higher authorities?

In my line of work, I've always been told that if a County wants to complete a project on County land, then they can simply perform the work and are not required to get permits from the planning ...
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Buyer deposit for house sold as is

Buyer did inspection on old house. Inspection advised that all major systems are end of life. Also advised to inspect fireplace before use. Buyers bargained down the price and signed addendum to say ...
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How to handle backyard pet burials at home sale?

Lots of families bury their pets in their backyard during their time living at a house. Often burial is shallow because it's difficult to dig deep graves for the average person. At some point, the ...
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Estate vs. Interest v. Right v. Title

How do Estate, Interest, Right, Title differ from each other? Below, these different textbooks' glossaries fail to disambiguate them. Even worse, their definitions are circular! Estate is defined in ...
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Can a landlord forbid subletting if not stated in the lease?

Situation: I don't want to renew my lease, but found a place that's available 2 months before my current expires. My solution: I found a replacement tenant, and offered to do whatever cleaning is ...
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As a home buyer who paid sellers fees, can I submit a claim form in the real estate commission class-action lawsuit? [closed]

Addressed to me at the house I bought 2 years ago, I got a notice about Burnett et al. v The National Association of Realtors et al. It says that if I sold a home and paid a commission to a real ...
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Wisconsin Renter Rights - Lease switching to month-to-month

I am currently in a lease in Wisconsin the lease states “ The Lease Agreement wil begin on May 1, 2023 and will end on April 28, 2024. “, as we are planning to move out at the end of this term (April ...
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Do I need to pay the real estate agency if the contract was signed after I moved in?

I have signed a very standard rental agreement with a landlord. I have contacted him through a real estate agency, because they were the ones who posted the ad on the Internet. They did not ...
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Is it legal to count garage as living space

Location: Eustice, Texas I know that depending on jurisdiction it can be possible to convert a garage into a "living space" provided certain requirements are met. My question is about a ...
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Expected result of trying to buy a lot with a bad listing

I was looking at this listing in or near Dorris for reasons that don't really matter. The listing says it's on Juniper Street; but there is no such lot on Juniper Street. I spent some time trying to ...
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On the meaning of "constitutes compliance with all other statutes" in Fla. Stat. 83.49

83.49 Deposit money or advance rent; duty of landlord and tenant.— (3)(d) Compliance with this section by an individual or business entity authorized to conduct business in this state, including ...
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Does Florida's owner/builder exemption allow me to build a guest house and a main house on my lot?

Florida statute 489.103(7) says that I'm allowed to build either a one family or two family residence as the owner-builder without a contractor's license. I would like to build a guest house first and ...
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Borrowing from a relative or friend without documentary evidence — is it money laundering?

Suppose a person borrows money from a relative or friend, say, 10 million USD, without documentary evidence — the transaction is purely based on trust and cultural norms. If the borrower invests the ...
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Is it permissible by law to charge tenants for additional roommates?

Preface: I plan to purchase a single family home and rent it out to university students. Originally, it was expected that there would be one student per room (as communal areas would be sized ...
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Blocking sidewalk by parking in your driveway [closed]

Is it the responsibility of the board of an HOA to enforce county and state laws about blocking a sidewalk. This is in a HOA community where one side of each street has a sidewalk and by using their ...
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Would this be considered a break in the Title Chain? [closed]

I completed an application for a mortgage loan and was approved. My sibling and I both agreed to be listed on the Deed. On the application: Borrower Information is just my name, The Title to the ...
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Does the UK building regulations allow for having no principal contractor for domestic clients?

Under The Building Regulations 2010 (as amended), a domestic client is a client where the project is being carried out for non-business reasons. A contractor is someone who carries out the work, and ...
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Who owns a co-op building if the proprietary lease expires?

I've seen multiple claims that if a co-op building lets the proprietary lease expire, then shares in the corporation become worthless (even if the corporation owns the building and land outright, ...
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Basis of real property ownership in civil law and non-Anglosphere countries

In England and perhaps other common law jurisdictions, property ownership is governed by the feudal remnant called "tenure", whereby what is commonly called "owning" is actually a &...
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should we contact a lawyer if we have non stop issues and warrenty repairs in a new home for the last 4 years? [closed]

We have been in a new build home for for years and have non stop issues. we have had everything in the home worked on more than once, in some cases they are still doing repairs. we have had to deal ...
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Can a renting apartment force you into particular services?

Jurisdiction: Georgia (state), United States A particular apartment that is a renting community are forcing residents to madatorily pay for certain services by particular providers (i.e. if residents ...
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German real-estate. Property caveat when company goes bankrupt

I bought an apartment in germany in a building that hasn't been built yet. I have also applied for and received a 'property caveat'. What happens if the company that i bought the apartment from goes ...
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UK cladding remediation

In the old format of the Leaseholder certificate, Does landlord not being responsible for the defect, having net worth of >2MN, yet the maximum liability for relevant historical safety defects for ...
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To sell a house in Pennsylvania, does everybody on the title have to agree?

In the state of Pennsylvania (USA), does every person listed as the owner on the title of a house have to agree in order for one of the owners to be able to sell the house? I've read that the law ...
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Does Bill 44 automatically repeal Single Family residency strata bylaw restrictions in BC

https://www.bclaws.gov.bc.ca/civix/document/id/bills/billsprevious/3rd42nd:gov44-3 Bill 44 was passed in Nov 2022 in BC to disallow Stratas from imposing rental restrictions. I am reading the ...
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How does a clause of reverter or "possibility of reverter" interact with the Rule Against Perpetuities?

This is a follow up to another more broad question. According to Wikipedia on the possibility of reverter, There is a possibility of reverter when an estate will return to the grantor if a condition ...
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How long do restrictive covenants apply on property willed to the state?

If I devise real property to the state of Texas in my will, and it specifies that the homeless can not be evicted on the property, how long will that restriction apply for? Assume the state accepts ...
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Legal challenges against age-restricted housing

It’s fairly common when looking for real estate to see “adults only,” “seniors only,” or “55+” restrictions for strata/condominium properties. I would expect this to be a cut and dried case of ...
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Does a real estate buyer have recourse to recover fees related to an offer due to seller not disclosing probate period? [closed]

I live in the state of Massachusetts and recently put in an offer for a home. The seller is actually 4 owners for which one passed recently (last year). During title search, it was found that there ...
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Testament valid / children disinherited GEORGIA

following scenario: A man lives and dies in Georgia. He served in the army and was located for a specific time in Germany. While he was there he was in a relationship with a woman. She became pregnant....
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Where can I find a will that passed property to municipality with restrictive covenants?

The will of George H. Hermann passed property from his estate to the City of Houston. Some of the transfers, included clauses like the following, in the city of Houston, Harris County, Texas, for the ...
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NYC Warranty Deed - minimum documentation required for transfer to LLC

I have the need to transfer an apartment my wife and I own Fee Simple to a Multi-member LLC whose members are currently the two of us. I have prepared a standard Warranty Deed to do the transfer and ...
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Legal Considerations for Offering Rewards in Exchange for Tenant Selection in Germany [closed]

My company and I are located in Germany and we intend to distribute flyers on the street. In the flyers, we offer a reward to those who are willing to rent out their homes in exchange for us being ...
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How can I legally abandon property in Texas

I inherited an empty lot in a residential neighborhood in Kingsville, Texas from my grandfather when he died several years ago. I have been paying taxes on this property since then, but I would like ...
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Are there any laws that prohibit the sale of or protect the buyer of Wisconsin real estate obtained through a TOD before the 120 day period is up?

Based on the WI State Statutes below 867.046 (2) "Summary confirmation of interest in property", and 867.046 (6) "Purchasers from petitioners protected", and 705.15 (8) "...
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Can a person sell his own house in Idaho without any assistance from a broker or agent?

I've been studying real estate law lately for personal pleasure and to better understand the process of buying and selling because I happen to be selling right now. I opted to "sell by owner" using ...
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Can you transfer a timeshare to an LLC an then have the LLC stop paying the timeshare fees?

I saw John Oliver's recent episode on timeshares, got an interesting idea for how to get rid of a timeshare. I don't have a timeshare, and am not looking to get rid of a timeshare, but I am curious ...
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Home Appraisal Appeal [closed]

We recently applied to have our PMI dropped, and the bank hired an appraiser to do an appraisal on our home. The comparisons they used were nothing like our home and were not in our subdivision, and ...
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What does Florida state law say regarding probate in real estate transactions?

Does Florida state law require that an estate go into probate in the event the seller in a real estate transaction passes away prior to closing?
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Would my title be updated after the highway was replatted in the 90's?

I live next to a state highway and the lot my house is on was originally created around 1960. I purchased my house 5 years ago and the property description on the title when I bought the house ...
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Death of seller in residential home sale - is probate required? (Florida, USA) [closed]

I have a purchase and sale agreement to buy a house in the Orlando, FL area, with a scheduled closing date of 5/1/2023. Unfortunately, the seller passed away last week, leaving the house to her son in ...

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