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Dower rights/quiet title in Ohio [closed]

My mother purchased a property for 35k at auction 15 years ago. I provided her 10k to buy it. She was still married but separated at the time. She developed cancer 2 years later and quit claim deeded ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are structural engineers required to have liability insurance?

Are structural engineers required by law to have liability insurance in Wisconsin? If it's not required, is it still common to have? Or do many structural engineers not carry it? (I know that's a ...
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Is this fraud in Victoria?

A person knocked my neighbours house, an old lady who has been living there for many years. The person was a draughtsman representing the owner of an adjacent property. He claimed that he was ...
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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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How can I prove I do not own real-estate property in New Jersey?

For purposes of tax exemption in another country, I need to prove that I do not own a house or an apartment in my current state of residence, which is New Jersey. How can I do that? For example, is ...
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Rent office space and sleep there

Could someone theoretically rent out some office space in Pennsylvania in the United States and sleep in it? Some business owners work late all the time and some may sleep in their office. When does ...
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24 hour "gym" In the city

Lets say someone opens up a 24 hour "gym" installs security cameras everywhere has a couple of bathrooms but the place is made up mostly of rows and rows of couches and some workout ...
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Hotels and code requirements for living space

Do hotels in the United States in New York City for example have to uphold code requirements for living space? If they don't couldn't someone just open up a couple of sheds in their backyard call it a ...
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Boundary Fences UK: What Comes Under Class A, Part 2 Schedule 2 of the General Permitted Development Order 2015 (Amended)?

Edited Question for Improvement What residences/businesses come under Class A, Part 2 Schedule 2 of the General Permitted Development Order 2015 (Amended)? I am looking into the defintion of Free ...
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Implications of lots of non-permitted work in a house purchase/sale [closed]

Looking at houses, we have found one that has been completely redone (footings to rafters in many places) but without permits for the most part. The original house was from 1908, it was redone and ...
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What are the precise criteria for making a place a legal residence for a person in Denmark?

I would like to know the legal requirements for a dwelling to be considered legal and fit for registering as a residence with the government, in Denmark. I would prefer a complete, clear checklist, if ...
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Does the 6th April 2023 date for reduced CGT personal allowance apply to date of sale, or exchange of contracts?

We are selling a rental property and as such Capital Gains Tax (CGT) applies on profits. On 6th April 2023, the personal CGT allowance is being reduced from £12,300 to £6000. Our sale is likely to ...
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What fiduciary responsibilities do real estate agents have for a buyer?

As the title states, What fiduciary responsibilities do real estate agents have for a buyer? As a example to stir the thought process. Real estate agents have an inherit benefit of a buyer paying a ...
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Can an easement be removed if it's not necessary?

There are two easements across two parcels of my property. Both are 50-foot wide, adjacent, appurtenant, easements that are used by the individual who originally sold our property to the people we ...
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Can I build on an easement?

I live in Jackson County, Illinois. I failed to check if there was an easement before buying my house, and got saddled with a 50-foot-wide ingress/egress easement. I know this is unusual, but it ...
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When you sue a realtor, are you sueing the agent or the company? [closed]

Long story short, a realtor that sold me a house failed to disclose some significant structural defects that had been communicated to her. I'm not really sure if this realtor is working for Coldwell ...
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Damage vs Maintenance

In my community, we have an individual who, while building a house, brought in large amounts of heavy material which caused the road to fail. When confronted about the cost of repairs, he brought up ...
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Does the Law Society (UK) state a recommended time to leave between exchange and completion?

I read the following on a solicitor/conveyancer website and out of curiosity was looking to see if this really is true: The Law Society Conveyancing Contract states you leave 20 working days between ...
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"subject to" clause on the warranty deed

What is the effect of the following language on the deed? subject to all permitted exceptions raised in the title commitment ABC Here, title commitment ABC is the title commitment associated with ...
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What Happens To Shared Land When An HOA Is Dissolved?

An HOA was formed in Illinois back in 2006 a big developer was going to build houses. They established some rules/covenants and established the property lot lines. It also established some small ...
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How to prevent exposing inheritance money in a trust in case of divorced?

With inheritance money in a trust, if parents give us money for a house, will that expose all trust funds in a divorced in California? Not worried about the "commingled" money given, only ...
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Oregon property disclosure law: buyer discovers cracking foundation that seller did not disclose - 20 months after closing

I purchased a 110 year old house 18 months ago and am living in it. At the time of sale I waived inspection and did As-Is based on two factors: a 3rd party inspection was provided to me from buyer ...
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Stop sign hidden by tree

Whose responsibility is it to keep the sign visible. My understanding of "easements" is that one may own title to a parcel but easements allow others to use or have access to parts of ...
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