I purchased a condo at the Jersey shore (vacation property) 10 years ago and just noticed (while refinancing) that my middle initial on the deed is incorrect. I called the Cape May County clerk's office, who stated I need to go through an attorne...
Any competent real estate attorney can draft a corrective deed. Should not be complicated and should not consume too much of the attorney's time. These matters are fairly common and easy to correct.See question
My deceased brother in law had someone staying in a spare room of his house. This individual was paying a minimal fee toward bills, but since his passing had not provided any money, has no lease or written agreement and is not willing to leave do ...
NJ law does not allow for landlords to perform self-help evictions. You need a sheriff's officer to remove unwanted persons and then only first after obtaining a court order. Whomever now owns the property will need to evict or eject this person - which is done through the courts. You should consult with an attorney for a further evaluation.See question
I purchased a judgment that was obtained by default. The debtor had opportunity to contest and has not. I sent them an information subpoena. They have 21 days to respond and if they do not respond then a warrant can be issued for their arrest. I...
You may be able to levy or place a lien on the assets of the company. At the very least you should immediately docket the judgment in Trenton as doing so makes the judgment a statewide lien so that if the members ever try to sell the LLC, your judgment will appear in the buyer's title / judgment search. There are collection avenues available if you consult with an attorney skilled in debt collections. I changed the question's practice area to debt collections so attorneys familiar with that practice will see and hopefully respond.See question
A title Co insured the property for an LLC without checking to see that there was 7 additional heirs to the property. The title company has since attempted to minimize their exposure by devaluing the property.
In addition to the answers already provided, title to real estate can be awarded back to the grantor if the court finds that the grantee (the person who bought the house) exercised undue influence on the grantor. In such a scenario, the title company and the grantee would have to answer for their actions and title could revert to the original owner. Of course, determining whether someone exercised undue influence is a fact specific inquiry centering on whether the grantor understood what was happening. This answer is meant only to provide general advice. You should seek a consultation with an attorney familiar with real estate law in the state where the property lies situate.See question
My dad passed away 5 years sgo, his house is up for sherrifs sale dec 3. If it doesn't go then, is it still ours? The bank said we need to b out by then, n that they dont offer cash for keys and we are too late for an in leiu of the deed exchange....
Homeowners have the right to redeem the property up to 10 days past the date of the sheriff's sale, during which the homeowner must pay the full amount owed to reclaim title to the property.See question
I never received any of the monies awarded. Are there any lawyers out there who take on contingency cases
Judgments are usually good for 20 years. If you obtained a judgment but just never received any payment to which the judgment says you are entitled, then your best recourse is to consult with an attorney who specializes in collections. Try the Avvo "find a lawyer" tool and the Camden County Bar Association. The latter could provide you with advice about how to find a local attorney.See question
I am thinking about buying an investment property with my parents, we would both put the same amount toward the down payment. They have a will stating that everything they would leave is to be divided equally among my two sisters and myself.
Whether your parents' share of the house (assuming they both predecease you) passes to you or to you and your siblings depends on the language in the deed. If you and your parents receive a deed indicating you are joint tenants with the right of survivorship, then one any one of the 3 owners passes from this life that share would be split among the surviving owners. If the deed names you as tenants in common, then each owner's share is freely alienable. Meaning if your parents pass first, the language in their will dictates who receives their share of the house. You definitely need to evaluate if you could envision a situation where you would end up owning property along with your siblings. Then have a lengthy consultation with a local real estate attorney.See question
Are there any lawyers in Sussex County NJ extremely well versed in the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt relief act and debt cancellation?
The provisions in federal tax law allowing forgiven mortgage debt to be excluded from taxable income have expired without any indication of their renewal. I strongly suggest you obtain a consultation with a real estate attorney to discuss your options relative to the foreclosure and a separate consultation with a QUALIFIED tax professional (tax attorney or CPA) to discuss the tax implications of the foreclosure.See question
My father is gifting me a house for various reasons. I will not be able to live in so it really won't be mine. Am I still eligible for the first time home buyer program?
The term "first time home buyer" more often than not is used in connection with special financing offers. A gift should not affect your standing as a first time buyer (assuming you don't have any responsibility to pay the mortgage.) A more thorough consultation with an attorney in which all the facts surrounding this issue are discussed is your best option.See question
A business across the street from me just paved an area approximately two football fields. I am the low spot in the neighborhood & fear much more rain water will inundate my property
I am not licensed in PA. This answer is based on general principles which may vary from state to state. Most states, counties, and even some towns, require notice and a hearing before a governing body before a landowner increases the amount of impervious area. The idea is to satisfy the government that the paving will not cause flooding to the surrounding properties. Like I said, PA, your county, or your town may not have this requirement. There's another general concept in real estate which says landowners who improve their property in such a manner as to cause harm to their neighbors are responsible for the neighbor's damages. You should consult you local ordinances, county and state laws; and consult with an attorney to discuss your options; including whether you can compel this company to install drainage to prevent flooding onto your land.See question