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Can the buyer's salesperson receive commission directly from a private seller?

Imagine a private seller wants to save money by not hiring an agent, but is willing to pay some amount to a potential buyer's agent to seal the deal. In the described situation can the buyer's ...
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Under what laws did Israel evict Palestinians from their homes?

According to the BBC news last night, the latest violence in Israel / Palestine began after Palestinians were evicted from their homes in favour of Israelis. It seems highly draconian. What laws does ...
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5/50 designation for land bank authority [closed]

When buying land in Michigan from a landbank there is a 5/50 designation, that allows the landbank to get 50% of property taxes from you for 5 years for the property they sold to you. I have obtained ...
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Is there a system of property titles In Israel or is all possession determined through color of titles?

During some of the reports about the current outbreak of violence in Israel, some of the commentators have attempted to explain the details of the incident that spurred the current wave of violence. ...
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What kind of lawyer can review and advise on a LLC operating agreement?

I plan to invest in a fund that is provided by a company that does real estate business. I have conducted business with them for a while and have established some trust. The fund pays a fixed interest ...
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No notice Tenant eviction in North Carolina upon forclosure legal?

I was rvicted from my home by police due to Landlord's property foreclosure. I was given no notice to move by anyone prior to this nor did any formal or informal eviction take place. The lady in the ...
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Property held as joint tenancy with right of survivorship still needs probate?

I bought a house with my brother. The deed says joint tenancy with right of survivorship. My brother died, and I want to sell the house. The underwriter for the title company says my brother's estate ...
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Can a landlord sell their rental income from a tenant to a third party?

I am thinking about a new business venture, my idea is to create a professional vetting service which helps landlord vet their potential tenants, if a tenant passes the vetting process, I will offer ...
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Are peers of landlord-appointed agents also landlord-appointed agents?

This is related to two of my previous questions: Can a landlord appoint agents at will? and Can a landlord appoint agents at will? The owner of my apartment has hired a realtor to sell it. According ...
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Can a real estate agent refuse to show a rental property (apartment) in NYC if I don't provide my eligibility information?

I'll email the Nooklyn real estate agents in the New York City area with a question about the property (e.g. floor level, elevator availability, cost of parking, etc.), and they almost always respond ...
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Can a landlord appoint agents at will?

I am curious about something that came up in this question: Can a realtor show my apartment at will, with notice?. In the linked question a comment for an answer states: "The realtor IS the ...
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Can a wall fully on one's land be part-party?

I own a semi-detached house 10m tall. A large garage on the detached side shares the bottom 2m of the wall. It belongs to the neighbours, who will build a house to replace the garage. In contrast to ...
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Can a wall only be part-party? (England)

I own a semi-detached house 10m tall. A large garage on the detached side shares the bottom 2m of the wall. It belongs to the neighbours, who will build a house to replace the garage. Is the whole ...
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Under what conditions does section 1031 of the Interal Revenue Code apply to buying a house?

My question pertains to law in the United States, not the United Kingdom, or any other place where English is the predominantly spoken language. Despite having no legal or financial background, I am ...
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Neighbor has other neighbors fence removed

PersonA hires contractor to remove a fence. PersonA deliberately lies regarding ownership of the fence and land. Fence is actual property of PersonB and is actually on PersonB's property. Contractor ...
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In contract on a land with a septic system that is not under code [closed]

I am in a contract to buy a land with a septic system. I was so happy about it but once I found out from the township’s sewage enforcement officer that the septic system cannot be used because it does ...
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Does settlement of an HOA liens wipe the slate clean?

A house in Missouri was being sold and the owner wanted to negotiate a lower payment to settle the HOA liens because the buyer would not offer him enough money to cover both the HOA dues and the ...
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Are we responsible for fixing items in a our home if we didn't sign an addendum?

We are currently selling our home. Our real estate agent just sent us a list of items that are being requested from the buyer to "fix." We rejected this list and got a response from the ...
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Deed creating the estate by the entirety - should I put $0 for the amount?

I am adding my wife to the house deed using "deed creating the estate by the entirety." The document says I am giving her 50% ownership in exchange for: $______ property:___________ and ...
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What would happen to the churches (physical buildings), works of art, etc. in case of a new schism?

In the recent past, in the opinion of some theologians, the German catholic church is close to a schism with the Catholic Church. Regardless of whether you agree or not, I'm interested in knowing what ...
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Obtaining parcel GIS data controlled by a private company that uses public information/funds to maintain it?

I am trying to obtain GIS parcel data for non-commercial purposes. So far, most counties provide this information on their public GIS portals. San Luis Obispo and Orange County said they cannot ...
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Quiet Title Action. Is this normal?

I am in the process of purchasing a home for the first time. The title has a cloud because the house was sold at a tax sale in 2018 (the owner was deceased). The guy who bought it sold it to another ...
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How do I get the title and ownership paperwork for a deceased relative's house?

My mother passed away. She left a will saying who should receive which items. However, my mother's will lacks a lot of useful information. For example, the will does not state where the title ...
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If a stakeholder steals escrow/deposit in land sale contract, is the seller obligated to refund the deposit?

In a more drastic case, if in a Sale and Purchase Agreement, the vendor authorizes the purchaser's solicitor as the escrow/stakeholder to receive not just the deposit but the purchase price on his ...
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Issuance of new deed on death of grantor

This question is about how deeds should be recorded on the death of the grantor. If there is a quitclaim deed that lists a single person as the grantor and that grantor dies, then how (or if) is that ...
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Ownership of real estate in event of fraud: signed APS but deed not transferred due to real estate fraud

In this account I am speaking from the point of view of someone close to me. Suppose a couple years ago I sold my house in Penan to somebody else (both of us are foreigners), whom I'll refer to as B. ...
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Question about items left after a home sale

So I did a bit of research that anything that is stated in the contract are to be left to the buyer and that fixtures are also left to the buyer regardless of it being in the contract. My question is ...
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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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In the State of NY, if I have no income, but I have a house — do I need to pay property tax?

If I need to pay property tax on the house, are there any exemptions, based on the fact that I have no income? Is it relevant what the tax assessment of the house is? When I look at houses in house ...
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Homesteading law in the Atacama Desert

This is a second attempt at this question. Does Chile have a homesteading law? If so, does the Atacama Desert contain land where this could be used; i.e. not owned by anyone and not under other legal ...
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New defects after buyer removes inspection contingency

The buyer has removed all his contingencies and so he doesn't have any way to back out without losing his earnest deposit money. Unfortunately, I later found out that there are some defects such as a ...
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Who owns or controls the Atacama Desert? [duplicate]

This question arose from a discussion about colonising Mars. Clearly if you can live on Mars then the Atacama Desert should be a cinche. So that leads to the question of who owns it. The bulk is in ...
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Question about notice to perform (buyer/seller) [closed]

I've told my agent, who is a dual agent for me and the buyer, to send a 2-day notice to buyer to perform. My agent said it was delivered on Saturday. I believe this would mean that Monday night would ...
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Adverse Possession Law: Two Properties

Can one acquire by the law of adverse possession two different buildings with two different lot numbers and owners that are commercial buildings?
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Misrepresented Property

Suppose someone bought a home that was listed as a two-family property by a real estate broker. That is how the listing read. However, the house was no longer a two-family property when the purchase ...
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How does a subdivision covenant work if no successors are recorded?

I am purchasing a home and would like to install a fence. The original covenants, from 1975, specify you must get approval from the architectural control committee, but all the listed trustees are ...
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Florida Real Estate Law: Does this document give the real estate agent and title agent the power to close even if something changes?

I'm concerned about the following text in a real estate transaction for a home I am selling in FL. It will be difficult for me to be at closing so the title company sent me some documents to sign in ...
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Second lien forecloses but does not pay off first lien

Our house was foreclosed by a roofer who put a lien on our homestead in Texas. The roofer bid $3000 against his $80000 lien. He has not done anything else. He has not paid off the first lien, a ...
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Lease Addendum (California) waiving privacy rights to “recordings” - what kind of recordings are implied?

My apartment lease contract in California (Bay Area) has an addendum about waiving the rights to "recordings" taken or made of me. The addendum is formulated in highly legal jargon and its ...
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When does the duty of an executor end?

My two brothers were appointed co-executors of my Moms will. Probate has been done for months now. We all 3 inherited her house in equal shares, two of us live there. I am being told because they were ...
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Can I get in trouble for not paying HOA fees if the HOA has not yet been 'set up'?

I own a condo which is part of a 3-condo building. I purchased this condo September, 2019. The HOA (or rather, the Condo Owner's Association, I guess) is compromised of the owners of the 3 condos (...
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Bob occupies Anna's parking lot. How could Anna prove it?

Anna owns a parking lot. However Bob frequently uses it as his guests' parking lot for two years. The average rental rate for a parking lot is about $40 a month, totaling about $1000 for the two years ...
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Is it legal to depict public government buildings in a video game?

At my business, some people are deliberating about adding public government buildings to a level in our game. There are concerns about whether this is legal. I thought for sure I played games in the ...
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Who is responsible for damage to my neighbour's floor from my tree?

Background: I am in the process of buying a house in South Africa, with the transfer going to be completed in a month or two's time. There is a large fig tree close to the wall on (soon-to-be) my side ...
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When would an area variance not be for a self-created difficulty?

When pursuing an area variance in New York State, the local Zoning Board of Appeals applies a five-factor balancing test to determine if they should grant the variance. One of these factors is if the &...
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Are there advantages to forgiving a mortgage

I hold a mortgage on a house owned by a relative and his wife. They made the monthly payments for a few years, but haven't paid anything for more than twenty years. Now that relative has died, and his ...
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Inadequately supported chimney on neighboring property above our extension with no building regulations

I asked this question on Home Improvement Stack Exchange here, but they recommended I posted it here as it is technically a legal matter. I live in the United Kingdom. When we purchased our house ...
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How do I find who owns (and is responsible for) the maintenance of the fence between two houses?

According to the official land registry .gov.uk website "there’s usually no record of the exact boundary between two properties, or who owns the hedge, wall, tree or fence between 2 properties&...
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Can I purchase or lease the condo parking spaces directly behind my house?

I live in a single home with a condominium complex directly behind. Currently there is a hedge (condo side) that acts as a separator between the houses and the condo complex. Directly behind the hedge ...
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Is a subdivision plat legally enforceable?

TL;DR: (details follow below) Can a builder be sued for deviating from the subdivision plat, assuming it causes problems? I live in northeast Alabama and have a drainage issue with my 11 month old ...

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