Vincent J. Gallo’s Answers

Vincent J. Gallo

Staten Island Real Estate Attorney.

Contributor Level 14
  1. If my ex husband pays my property tax payment, can he claim my house?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Vincent J. Gallo
    2. Michael Raymond Daymude
    3. Shawn Michael Haggerty
    4. Chi Leung Ip
    5. Peter Cameron
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    I really doubt that he can claim anything. Except, however, if he can establish that the payment was somewhat in the form of a loan, and not a gift, he may be able to seek re-imbursement for the payment that he made, since it appears from the question that he had no legal obligation to make the payment.

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  2. My ex quick claimed his interest in a property to me and is recorded. His daughter now wants a copy of my deed is it ok to give

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Vincent J. Gallo
    2. Chi Leung Ip
    3. Albert Siu
    4. Annie Ventocilla
    4 lawyer answers

    Although I note you are in California, if the law is similar to that in New York, what you are referring to is a "quitclaim deed". You stated that the Deed is recorded so as such, it is now a public record and is readily accessible by anyone as being a "public record". So while his daughter may easily obtain a copy of the recorded Deed directly herself without the need for your intecession, you can, easily enough, provide her with a copy as a courtesy in that you will be providing her with...

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  3. Everyone on my block, myself included, recently got permit violations for no garage and garage removed, but we don't understand.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Vincent J. Gallo
    2. Richard J. Chertock
    2 lawyer answers

    FIrstly, there is no such legal term as a "mother-daughter". A "mother-daughter" house is, essentially, a legal one family house together with an illegal apartment. Building Department Inspectors are entrusted with investigating illegal conditions. Do you have to let them in? No you do not. You will then likely be cited with a violation for "failure to provide access". An Inspector may procure a search warrant if they choose to do so, but they normally will go that route only if it appears...

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  4. Deed silent on ownership

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Vincent J. Gallo
    2. Matthew Scott Kam Tannenbaum
    3. Noah D. Cohen
    4. Yefim Rubinov
    4 lawyer answers

    In New York, when a husband and wife purchase real estate, and the Deed is silent as to the status of ownership, they are, by default, deemed to own the real estate as "tenants by the entirety" where upon the death of one of the two spouses, the then surviving spouse shall be, the sole and exclusive owner of the entire real estate, without exception, provided that they were, in fact, married at the time of death of the first spouse to pass away.

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  5. Can I deny zoning administration building inspectors access to enter private two family property.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Vincent J. Gallo
    2. Peter Christopher Lomtevas
    3. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    4. Steven Warren Smollens
    5. Marco Caviglia
    5 lawyer answers

    Yes but they can then follow it up with a warrant to enter.

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  6. My fiancée & I bought a home. Since my name is not on the title what should I do to ensure if he passes on I get the home???

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Vincent J. Gallo
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Michael C. Wild
    4. Celia R Reed
    5. Peter J Weinman
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    Get your name on the Deed as a co-owner, ASAP, because his Will can be changed by him at any time without your knowledge, no matter what he may tell you that it recites as it relates to the house.

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  7. If my wife and another are both listed on deed of house can the other party sell the house without a power of attorney?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Vincent J. Gallo
    2. Jack Richard Lebowitz
    3. Yefim Rubinov
    4. James D. Kiley
    4 lawyer answers

    Another person can't sell your wife's interest without her consent.

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  8. I have sold a property with a warranty deed in NY and also hold the mortgage. Who gets the original deed?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Vincent J. Gallo
    2. Edward Papa
    3. Richard J. Chertock
    3 lawyer answers

    The county clerk and after it's recorded, the purchaser.

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  9. Husband's father wants him to have a property, but we live in another state. how can you transfer title over.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Sean Thomas Wright
    2. Vincent J. Gallo
    3. Michael T Millar
    4. Michael Niels Bruno
    4 lawyer answers

    Living in another state other than where the property is located poses no bar to your husband being able to take title to the property.

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  10. If I have life estate on the land I live on and the land gets sold for owed taxes, what happens to me?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Marshall C Deason Jr.
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Vincent J. Gallo
    4. Joseph Franklin Pippen Jr.
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    Taxes are superior to your life estate.

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