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Is apartment co-signer responsible upon death of tenant?

If someone co-signs for an individual to get into an apartment, and does not live with the person in the apartment. Then, years later after the person in the apartment has renewed the lease at least 5 ...
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Can I be forced out of my tenants-in-common home?

My grandpa paid 72000 cash for my house. We are listed as tenants in common on title. He owns and lives in another house. The jurisdiction is Indiana. I've paid him 800/month for 1 year which he said ...
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What benefits to the freeholder and what disadvantages to the leaseholder does a long (1000 year) lease have over the freehold?

I am interested in a property and approximately 300 acres of associated land in the UK. The has a 1000 year long lease with a peppercorn ground rent and no service charge. I understand that every ...
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How do I find out the ownership conditions/rights regarding shared parking?

I have recently been lucky enough to buy a long term place to live. It is freehold with various conditions, including a modest service charge for upkeep of communal areas and an allocated parking ...
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(BC, Canada) Is a contract still enforceable with relation to a new foreign buyer's tax?

I live near Toronto, Canada, and the foreign buyer's 15% tax passed last week in British Columbia (only applicable to Vancouver) is generating very heated debate. Its effectiveness aside, I believe ...
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In Oregon what is the statute of limitations on legal action regarding a residential seller's failure to disclose?

My house in Oregon had water intrusion this winter. We later learned from a neighbor that this had happened several times to the previous owner who never told us anything about this. We are wondering ...
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Tennants have not been informed that the house has been sold

I rent a house that the landlord is trying to sell, and the landlord said I have 3 months to leave from when he has found a buyer. The estate agents have found a buyer, but they have not yet informed ...
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Suing neighbor lacking building permit in NYS

I have a small vacation home in upstate NY. My next-door neighbor constructed a cinderblock additional building behind their home and have started using it for their business. They claim that they had ...
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My co-borrower wants her name removed from a 5 year mortgage contract

Me and my sister in law bought a house. We asked her help to acquire the loan. She signed the mortgage loan for a 5 year contract, and we got the house. Me and my wife paid all the expenses and down ...
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Inherited property with two unknown lien holders. What should I do?

My mom passed away 8 years ago and left her house to my brother and I. But since then, we haven’t been able to do anything with it because it has 2 liens on it. So it sits there unoccupied after all ...
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I purchased a mobile home with my money out of a settlement I got

What if it is just two friends who are no longer friends. I payed for my mobile home in full with my own money but put him on the title. Can I sell my share which is the full price to someone else?
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Contract alteration, what prevents it?

What's to stop counterparties to a contract from later marking up their copy with changes and forging initials, or swapping signature pages from one contract to another? Context here is executing ...
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UK - Responsibility when house is not built to standards

Apologies if this is not the right group. I bought a house last February (new build) and there are a few issues. We sent the list of issues to the builder who is supposed to fix them. One that is ...
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Acknowledgement of alleged fact term in house deeds (UK)

Consider house deeds which contain a clause of the form the owner acknowledges that [matter related to nearby but non-adjoining land] has [legal status] and that the owner believes the statement ...
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paying mortgage on a disputed property, is there relief?

I have a property that I've owned and paid for since 2008. I have allowed my parents to live there and have paid the mortgage. This January, my parents agreed to pay rent, paid for January and ...
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City Assessor vs Building Permit

I live in NY and went to my local code enforcement office and applied for a permit. I was very up front about everything I planned to do with my home renovation from start to finish. I explained that ...
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Company assets and minority share holders

The majority share holder of this company allowed assets (land) to be auctioned off for non payment of municipal taxes through a deliberate scheme to escape paying profits to the minority share ...
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Is equity in a company that owns property considered personal or real property?

An individual owns an LLC. The LLC owns property. The value of the property is essentially the entire value of the company. Is the individual's ownership of the company considered "real property" ...
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UK: How did this squatter win rights to the house? How to prevent?

This article recounts the following facts: The past owner occupied the property from the late 1980s The past owner moved out in or about 1996 The new owner moved in in 1997 The new owner made ...
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Can neighbors collude on sale minimums to inflate home values?

Is it legal, in the U.S., for a group of neighbors in an area, to agree they won't be letting their properties sell for less than a certain price each (or another yardstick, such as per sq ft prices) ...
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Why do some properties appear in public records, but others don't?

I know a woman who owns multiple properties; interestingly, only one is searchable in public record. Is there some sort of law that all the names of people who buy property can or must go into public ...
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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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How much do I have to repay on my shared equity loan?

I purchased my new build home in the UK 5 years ago on a shared equity scheme provided by the developer. The loan company has a 20% equity share in my property. I'm now in the process of part ...
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Is it legal for an Austrian doctor to advertise real estate?

This question is about Austrian law. Imagine there is a real estate agent, who helps people buy and sell properties. Many of his elderly clients sell the property they have, with that money buy a ...
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Can the details of Estate-ownership be Protected by Attorney-Client Privilege?

Title says it all. I am curious about whether properties (physical as well as "virtual estates" i.e. domain-names) in the name of one's lawyer would be a viable alternative to "proxy services" who, ...
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Autonomous drone over private property

Is it legal to operate a drone (quadcopter or other type) in autonomous mode over private property (either with owner's permission or over my own property)? By private property I mean private real ...
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How to divide house equity after a long period of separation

My Husband and I have been separated for ten years, during which time I paid him an agreed amount of spousal support. From that, he paid the mortgage on our commonly-owned house. We just sold that ...
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What defines the responsibility of a shared/common wall/property in a town home?

I am looking to buy a home in Washington State, and many of the homes are town homes that share a common wall (or more). I want to better understand any risks with this type of arrangement. My ...
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Where is it legal to buy and inhabit a dilapidated house?

I'm a young person interested in buying a sub-$10k home for myself on auction almost anywhere in the US. I understand that buying a cheap auction home can come with all kinds of hidden costs: liens, ...
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Is a new EPC required for a residential property sale or can one from the EPC Registry be used?

In the UK an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required for the sale of a residential property. I have 3 questions about these: 1) Is it correct that these have a 10 year validity? 2) Would a ...
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What guarantees that my conveyancing solicitors are doing their job properly?

I am in the process of buying a property in the UK, and using a solicitor for the conveyancing. So I am placing a great amount of trust in the solicitors and effectively assuming that they have ...
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Homestead exemption

Colorado has a homestead exemption of $90,000.00. I was served with a motion to avoid judicial lien this last week.The motion stated the exemption amount is $105,000.00. I can not find the increase ...
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Estate agents faking an offer on a property

I was recently viewing a property to buy in the UK, with an asking price of £400k. On the day of the viewing, but before my appointment, the estate agent informed me that two offers had already been ...
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In Australia you can return/refund goods that were sold “not fit for purpose”, is there an equivalent law covering leases?

I was offered a lease on a commercial property by an agent that promoted it for retail use. When I asked to use the building commercially they claimed I was on a residential contract and they had ...
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UK Buying house with lease on car port. Solicitor won't proceed

I am buying a freehold house with two parking spaces. One is under a coach house so I'm getting a 999 years lease for that. My solicitor affirms we cannot proceed with the purchase because the ...
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In the Hammond / Harney County land-use situation, what precedents does the BLM act on to restrict landowners?

I have read a number of accounts of the details involved, most of which resemble this one, and are biased against the BLM. I have yet to find information on what position the BLM took in changing the ...
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Does the meaning of “preliminary” rest on intent or outcome?

The Oregon Condo Act defines "negotiation" as: ... any activity preliminary to the execution by either developer or purchaser of a unit sales agreement, including but not limited to advertising, ...
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Estate planning? Or something else?

I know that estate planning is typically for those that are planning for their future and distribution of assets in a will. However, I'm close to a situation that is after the fact, so to speak. ...
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Do I sue the insurance company or the insured contractor for home damage?

I have an investment mobile home built in 1972 which I paid $2,000 for sitting on an empty storage lot next to boats, vehicles and other trailers. I spent the summer remodeling it at a cost of $8600. ...
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Can I steal cash from my roommate to recover unpaid rent?

We have a roommate who consistently does not pay her rent on time. We are all signed on one lease, and the landlord is unwilling to take her off. This month, she decided to spend 1,500 on a condo for ...
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Will landlord be held liable for failing to meet NJ Security Deposit reporting laws?

I am dealing with a NJ dispute. I am on the tenant side. Any clarity would be greatly appreciated. Or if you could point me in the right direction to get some answers. The landlord must notify tenant ...
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HOA restricting owner displaying “For Sale” sign?

Can a home owners association (HOA) restrict or forbid the display of a "For Sale" sign by an owner selling their unit: In the window of a unit? On a posted sign, with the usual pole planted on the ...
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Right of way on new construction when easement was never established?

As I know real estate law tends to be very local, this is occurring in the state of Georgia (in the US), and I'm not certain if the county is relevant (and not something I'd like to give out). I am ...
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Canadian Wills and House Deed

So got a simple question, however, doing some searches, my google-foo failed me. Hoping some here can help shed some light on this and point me in the right direction. This is all future planning ...
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In New Jersey USA, if married couple buys a house, is the default “tenants in common” or “joint tenants”?

In New Jersey USA, if a married couple acquires real estate, is it by default "tenants in common" or "joint tenants" (if not expressly stated on the deed)?
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Unilaterally changing house from “joint tenants” to “tenants in common”

I need to unilaterally change a house's ownership from "joint tenants" to "tenants in common" without the involvement of the other owners. I don't trust the other owners anymore! (In New Jersey, if it ...
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What's the history of land zoning legislation, if any, before New York in 1916?

When searching google for the history of zoning, it seems to always go to just the history of zoning in the United States. Is there any precedent for zoning prior to New York City?
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Is it legal to plant lots of trees and plant in an unoccupied lot?

Background: Adjacent to our house is an empty lot that has been neglected: its owner lives in another country, and it has collected litter. My parents said that they discussed purchasing the lot ...
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What are the legalities of non-visible residence modification without planning permission?

I read an article about a British man who built a 'castle' behind a wall of hay bails. Then after some period of time he applied for some sort of after-the-fact planning permission under the rule that ...
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Can I sue an appraiser for assigning a low value to my property?

Due to the low value assigned to my home by an appraiser, I didn't get a loan and it did cost money. However, when I went to another bank, two new appraisers gave a higher value and I was able to ...

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