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Reena Gulati

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  • What can I do if my name was taken of the house deed illegally?

    Mine and my father signed the deed for his house. The house is in NY and I live in PA. We don't keep in touch and I am afraid that he will find someone forge my signature and find a way to take my name of the deed of the house without my consent. ...

    Reena’s Answer

    It would be a fradulent transfer. Assuming the title company would insure such a transaction without you being present at the closing. Moreover the title company at the closing takes a photo Id of all sellers and buyers at the closing. It would be difficult to sell the property and have a title company insure title on such a sale.

    However if you are concerned and want to be proactive you could maybe bring a partition action to force a sale of the premises.

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  • How do i get my name on my property without paying huge fees?

    my father passed away in 1995 when i was still a minor and my brother as well. he left us the house, and when we became legal aged adults we both were supposed to have our names on the house. my brother turned 18 first, his name is on the deed\t...

    Reena’s Answer

    Assuming your name is not on the deed. the procedure is relatively simple to add your name to the deed. And further assuming the facts as stated a new deed might have to be prepared adding your name to the title.

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  • Is it legal to rent an apartment without a refrigerator?

    I want to move into a new apartment but the landlord is telling me that I have to buy my own refrigorator. Is trhis legal?

    Reena’s Answer

    There is no legal requirement to provide a refridgerator.

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  • My parents are losing their home due to unpaid property taxes, can I pay taxes and have them turn house over to me.they are 7o's

    my parents are elderly and are losing their home due to unpaid property taxes can i pay taxes and have home turned ouver to me. they are both in their 70's

    Reena’s Answer

    Well you can have the property transferred to you if both your parents are willing to do so. But you would need to pay property taxes to prevent a foreclosure.

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  • How do I change the name on the deed>

    My parent are both on the deed of the house, my mother has passed away and my father wants to change the name on the deed to mine, How do I go about doing this? there is no morgage on the house, and I pay the taxes which are in their names.

    Reena’s Answer

    The deed should read from Dad as surving tenant by the entirety to yourself. It should be recorded with the county clerk where the property is located. It might be best to retain the services of an attorney to assist you.

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  • Can the landlord changed the agreed upon rent amount after we (tenants) signed the lease? It was not executed yet by landlord.

    i believe another tenant informed the landlord that he may be able to obtain a larger monthly payment and is therefore holding off on executing the lease current amount that we agreed upon. we signed the lease with the broker and received the keys...

    Reena’s Answer

    For the lease to be effective it has to be executed by the tenant and the landlord and delivered to the tenant. In this case it apears it is not been executed by the landlord. If the tenant moves in without the lease being executed by the landlord it will create a month to month tenancy only.

    However in your case it sounds like the landlord is backing out of the agreed upon rental. Your options are limited if you have already handed over the monies to him. You might not have much of a bargaining power.

    However have the landlord execute the lease prior to giving him any more monies.

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  • Tenant wont pay rent. there is no lease agreement. I want her out Now!

    I have a tenant who stopped paying rent. But is still in the house. there is no lease or agreement of any kind. can i just change the locks, when she leaves for the day. I know she'll than come back with a cop. What should i tell the cop when sh...

    Reena’s Answer

    You cannot lock out the tenant. You currently have a month to month tenancy. you are required to serve her with a thirty day notice and then start a legal proceeding to get her out. The law forbids self help. You must follow the legal procdure. Although it might seem unfair this is the law in NY.

    Reena Gulati.

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  • In NY State I currenty can only afford to make half the payment on my monthly mortgage.

    If I continue to do this for a year or more, will the bank be entitled to foreclose on me or does this force a "loan modification" or what? I understand paying half will probably affect my credit. How long will this negative blip on my credit ...

    Reena’s Answer

    You have a contractual obligation to pay your mortgage payments in accordance with your loan agreement. Howver if you have financial difficulty then you might want to speak to the lender regarding a loan modification.

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  • What do we need to do and how much would it cost us to transfer the co-ops to our mother's name?

    My dad owned two co-op apartments, 1 bedroom and a studio. He passed away in 2004. We are two brothers, a sister and my mom. All are over 18. We want to transfer both co-ops to my mother's name. Mom is paying the mortgage and maintenance for b...

    Reena’s Answer

    Well who owns it right now? Was it ever transferred after your father's death? In any case the lenders need to be notified and consent to any transfers. The Coop Board needs to be notified too.

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  • I am the legal guardian for my Aunt, in NY I have personaly been managing her care and finances for the last 4 years, as granted

    I am included in her will along with three others. Her estate is valued at 2 million. She has no POA . I am not looking to cut anybody out of their share of the estate, but would like to put her assets in trust as to avoid probate how do I proceed.

    Reena’s Answer

    Why are you trying to avoid probate? Is there a valid reason? If the order appointing you the Guardian does not allow you to specifically do that then you would have to make an application to the court.

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