If you are buying a home you should be represented by an attorney and you should be asking your attorney this question. That being said, you may want to go to a different lender. Using wedding gifts for the down payment should not be an issue as long as you can source the funds, meaning show how the deposits got nto your account and that you do not have to pay anyone back. As far as due dilligence, as long as you make dilligent effort to get the loan and give the bank all documentation that...
You are represented by an attorney so it would be inappropriate to answer in this forum. Speak with your attorney. Next time the tenant brings an order to show cause he can move that it be dismissed with prejudice so that it can not come up again or he can ask for injunctive relief preventing this tenant from bringing any further motions.
Yes, forget legal zoom or other pre-printed lease forms. Contact a real estate attorney in SC and have a residential lease drawn up. It's not worth trying to save a few dollars to invite possible litigation down the road. Where leases are concerned there really is no such thing as one size fits all.
It does matter. First of all, the title or deed and the mortgage must match or the mortgage is not valid. Anyone who is on title or on the deed must consent to the fact that a mortgage is being placed as a lien against the property, as the property is being pledged as security to guaranty the repayment of the loan. So, if the lawyer is teling you that your name is not on the deed then it is not on the mortgage either. What should have happened was that your husband's name was on the note or...
No, New York does not allow for self help evicitions. Your landlord must go to court and must give you proper written notice meeting strict minimum timeframes to get someone evicted. Only the court can order an evicition and only the sheriff can enforce a warrant to evict. I suggest you take any letters you get from your landlord to an attorney to review and respond to if necessary.
I assume you are being represented by an attorney on this purchase. If that is the case you should be asking him or her this question. If you are not represented you should hire an attorney immediately. If the seller is refusing to return the down payment and you are not in breach of the contract you will have to bring an action in court. Once you have a court order awarding the escrow to you the escrow agent will be required to return the escrow to you.
does your husband have a Will? If so, the property would pass in accordance with the provisions of th Will. If not, then Florida law will applty. I suspect that you being the only heir or nearest kin would inherit the property, but I suggest you repost this question under the Florida section.
Until a fully executed lease is delivered to you the landlord is free to change the terms or negotiate new terms. Since he did not deliver an executed lease to you he is able to change the terms and offer a higher rent. You do not have to accept the new higher terms but then you would have to vacate the apartment.