Glenn F Russell JR’s Answers

Glenn F Russell JR

Fall River Foreclosure Attorney.

Contributor Level 8
  1. Should tenant pay any rental before they move in? Is it leagal to show a unfunction home and ask for last month rental to fix it

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    2. Glenn F Russell JR
    3. James Thomas Kinder
    3 lawyer answers

    Hello I'm not entirely sure what your reference is to an"unfunction" home. However, if the conditions are as bad as you describe the residence may not be legally "habitable" or even compliant with local housing code requirements. Unless there is no other housing or unless this is the only rental in your price range, I would look at other properties Additionally, you may want to put a call into your local city hall to discuss your concerns about the habitability of this residence. As...

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  2. MA/HI Foreclosure prevention - forensic mortgage analysis?

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Glenn F Russell JR
    2. Margery Ellen Golant
    2 lawyer answers

    Forensic Mortgage Analysis usually involves examining the mortgage and note to determine whether the mortgage lender and/or mortgage servicer complied with federal law by making required disclosures under the Truth and Lending Act (TILA) and or other federal statutes. In a foreclosure context, the Truth and Lending Act usually only applies to non-purchase loans secured by residential property, eg. Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELOCS) or second mortgages. Required disclosures usually...

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  3. If I file for bankruptcy can I avoid foreclosure and keep my condo

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Glenn F Russell JR
    2. Barton Sheldon Strock
    2 lawyer answers

    Hello: If you file a Chapter 13 Bankruptcy, all this will do is allow you to make current payments, and an extra amount to pay off any arrearages. In other words you'd have a higher monthly payment than you do now. Another option would be to look into the mortgage you took out, to see if there was any lender irregularity, fraud, or any other defenses you had to foreclosure. The last fall back position would be to seek a "short sale", that is getting your lender to agree to accept less...

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  4. Buying real estate at auction - need answers quick! MA

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Christopher Joseph Fein
    2. Herbert Weinberg
    3. Erik Hammarlund
    4. Glenn F Russell JR
    4 lawyer answers

    If the tenant hires me to defend him or her, it will be very difficult for you to evict the tenant Just an FYI, I have a pretty decent track record, and you can research that fact by looking at a few cases of mine starting with US Bank v. Ibanez

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  5. Can my home mortgage lender lock me out from my foreclosed home preventing me from getting all of my personal belongings

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Glenn F Russell JR
    2. Margery Ellen Golant
    2 lawyer answers

    Hello I AM LICENSED in Massachusetts. While my sister in the law is technically correct in that if the auction has not been held, technically the property is still yours, I would not advise "cutting the locks off" of the property. A better approach would be to contact the Realtor immediately, and explain your situation. Any reputable Realtor would help you retrieve your personal property asap. If you are still having trouble with this visit my website for more information. www....

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  6. What happens to Mom's/Exwife's credit in foreclosure since they are in on the mortgages?

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Glenn F Russell JR
    2. Douglas M. Mercurio
    3. John M. Kaman
    3 lawyer answers

    Hello Unfortunately, as you and the ex-wife are listed as co-debtors, yes the lender(s) can "go after " both parties. As far as what the previous attorney who answered was referring to bankruptcy, I believe it was in reference to a Chapter 13 re-organization. With a chapter 13, you continue to make your current mortgage payment and additionally an amount per month to make up any arrearages. I agree this may not be the right solution to your problem. Another avenue to potentially...

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  7. If a couple breaks up before wedding who is the rightful owner of an engagement ring under MA state law

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Keith R Rudzik
    2. Henry Lebensbaum
    3. Glenn F Russell JR
    3 lawyer answers

    If the ring was given as a birthday, christmas or other holiday gift, it could POSSIBLY be considered as evidencing a donative intent (gift). But the usual case in Massachusetts, were the donee (one whom ring was given to), breaks off the engagement, the ring must be returned to the donor (the giver). Therefore as my brother in the law, who answered your question before me rightly stated, I'd need more information as to when the ring was given, and more importantly who broke off the...

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  8. Can realtors enter a rented property when no one is home?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Glenn F Russell JR
    1 lawyer answer

    Asolutely NOT! They would be premitted to enter with reasonable notice to you, however when they enter without notice they are trespassing, and potential engaged in a constructive breaking an entering. You are paying rent, and while still a tenant you have the exclusive right to the interior of your arartment. Explain this to your "friendly" Realtor, or contact me, and I will explain it him/her that under no uncertain terms will he/she EVER show up in your apartment ever again....

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  9. Can a bank sell a foreclosure with previous open loans?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Glen Edward Ashman
    2. William Julian Smith
    3. Glenn F Russell JR
    4. Robert M. Gardner Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    While having an owners title insurance policy probably is better than not having one, just because you have an "Owner's policy" won't magically put humpty dumpty back together again. An owner's title policy is a policy of "indemnity" not insurance and therefore most times the title ins co will try to "resolve" the issue, and can tell you that's "good enough" IF THE FACTS ARE AS YOU STATE, YOU ABOSULETLY HAVE AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AS AGAINST BofA for selling property without marketable...

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  10. Under WI landlord tenant law can a landlord evict tenant with a 14 day notice or is 28 days required

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Joseph E. Redding
    2. Glenn F Russell JR
    2 lawyer answers

    It depends whether you are being evicted for non-payment of rent,. If you haven't been paying your rent the landlord can expedite your evicition in some jurisdictions, you should check with a licensed atttorney in your state.

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