Vincent J. Gallo’s Answers

Vincent J. Gallo

Staten Island Real Estate Attorney.

Contributor Level 14
  1. Question regarding real estate transfer tax

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Vincent J. Gallo
    2. Jayson Lutzky
    3. Michal Falkowski
    3 lawyer answers

    There is joint and several liability for the tax as well as the penalties but normally it is the title agency who is entrusted with paying the transfer tax on a timely basis. I would suggest that you have your attorney who represented you on the transaction pass it on to the purchaser's title agency to resolve because no doubt they are the culprit.

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  2. Is my attorney required to give me a copy of the land survey

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Vincent J. Gallo
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Anthony Paul Scali
    4. Peter J Weinman
    5. Alan James Brinkmeier
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Required? Why don't you simply contact the surveyor who performed the services for you, who you, no doubt, paid to prepare the survey for you. Meanwhile, this will also give you an opportunity to discuss directly with the preparer of the survey, that being the surveyor, any issues as to the survey.

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  3. I purchased my house 13 yrs. ago.Can I sue the former owner of my home for not disclosing that the foundation was sinking ?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Vincent J. Gallo
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Jayson Lutzky
    4. Steven Warren Smollens
    5. Michael C. Wild
    6. ···
    7 lawyer answers

    You can sue. Are you going to be successful? Not likely.

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  4. Does the statue of limitations (10 years in NY) regarding adverse possession apply to a current owner or can it be tacked on?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Vincent J. Gallo
    2. Yefim Rubinov
    3. Rory M. Alarcon
    3 lawyer answers

    In-interrupted tacking is allowed in New York.

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  5. Is it necessary for the seller of property to be present at the closing?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Richard J. Chertock
    2. Vincent J. Gallo
    3. Joseph Allen Bollhofer
    4. Michael T Millar
    4 lawyer answers

    No. Not necessarily, provided that everything required of the Seller is procured in advance of the closing.

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  6. Can a buyer back out of buying a house after signing the purchase agreement contract in NYS?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael C. Wild
    2. Daniel DeMaria
    3. Leonore M. Greller
    4. Matthew Scott Kam Tannenbaum
    5. Vincent J. Gallo
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    6 lawyer answers

    These questions can only be answered by a thorough and close examination of the terms ofthe Contract of Sale.

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  7. My name is on the deed of the family home with my brothers. I want to remove my name. What does this require?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Vincent J. Gallo
    2. Michael Kuldiner
    3. Josef Arthur Hirschmann III
    4. William Ray Pelger
    5. Cheryl Rivera Smith
    5 lawyer answers

    First and foremost, a clear undersantding as to the ir-reversible consequences of your intended actions; secondly, the potential tax consequences; thirdly, an understanding as to how an existing mortgage may be impacted by your actions, meaning that if you convey your interests and the grantee fails to continue to pay the mortgage, that this does not relieve you of the obligation to pay; fourthly, the impact the conveyance may have on your title insurance policy; and then lastly, if you are...

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  8. Our neighbor keeps knocking on our door and when my 10 year old daughter opens door he pulls down his pants and exposes

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Vincent J. Gallo
    2. Kevin H. Pate
    3. James S. Tupitza
    4. Kenneth Love Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    Did it occur to you to call the police?

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  9. I was given my home in a divorce settlement but now it is in foreclosure can I quit claim the deed to my husband who is an activ

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Kenneth Manuel Damas
    2. William Charles Rosenfelt
    3. Dean George Tsourakis
    4. Jacqueline Alicia Salcines
    5. Vincent J. Gallo
    5 lawyer answers

    No

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  10. Can my mortgage add an escrow even though the taxes and insurance is paid and current?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Shawn B Alexander
    2. Vincent J. Gallo
    3. Celia R Reed
    3 lawyer answers

    You have to read the Instrument carefully and determine what it provides as to this issue.

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