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Daniel Todd Friedson

Pittsburgh Real Estate Attorney.

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  1. I BOUGH A HOUSE AT A ESTATE AUCTION .MADE A7000 DOLLAR DEPOSIT.COULD NOT GET FINANCING LOAN.TRYING TO GET A REFUND ON DEPOSIT.

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Eric Edward Rothstein
    2. Peter J Weinman
    3. Daniel Todd Friedson
    3 lawyer answers

    Most auctions require the deposit to be nonrefundable to cover the "opportunity cost" of taking it off the market from someone who may have followed through on financing. There are often blind assumptions of risk one takes when acquiring real property without a licensed attorney or realty agent. Condolences.

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  2. Questions about an old "Right-of-Way", dated in the late 50's. No Egress mentioned.

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Daniel Todd Friedson
    2. Nicole M Hauptman
    2 lawyer answers

    I see two arguments looking at things in the most favorable light for you, however there may be other facts to consider and you should hire a lawyer to solve this. (1) If the ROW is no longer needed because there are other ways for the Cemetery to access the main road, and you have been paying property taxes on that ROW, then you may win a quiet title action. (2) If the original ROW was for use as a personal driveway to and from a residence of one family, then the Cemetery's use, as you...

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  3. My mother passed intestate, my home is deeded in both names, my 3 sisters are saying they are entitled to money when selling hom

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. James S. Tupitza
    2. Charles Thomas Jr.
    3. Nellie T. Schulz
    4. Daniel Todd Friedson
    5. Jonathan H. Stanwood
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    7 lawyer answers

    You are wrong, in short. If Mom had no will, then a probate estate needs to be opened. If your Dad was married to her at the time she passed, then the Court will appoint him or someone to handle the transfer of the real property in his name. You siblings might be cracked to thin they are owed anything. If your folks were divorced when Mom passed, then there is a different answer and your siblings will need to sign off on the real property after the Probate Court determines, what if any...

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  4. Do I need a lawyer to transfer deed of property. It is in my name and my dad who has passed away I want to get loan and bank y

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Michael T Millar
    2. Daniel Todd Friedson
    3. Vincent J. Gallo
    4. Susan Karnes Quirits
    4 lawyer answers

    An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Spending the money on a real estate lawyer with an estate administration background would be ideal. You County Bar Association should be able to make a referral?

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  5. "Keep calm and carry on" Confusion over trademark?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Trina Ann Longo
    2. Frank Anthony Natoli
    3. Daniel Todd Friedson
    4. Gary Ralph Ilmanen
    4 lawyer answers

    In short, it is important to distinguish between a mark or words used to identify the source of a good, like a trademark and a design on a shirt which may be a copyright. Flat out "word ownership" is often misinterpreted. There are word marks like "Just Do It" to identify and sell Nike products, and there are design marks like the swoosh symbol. Similar to your query, the words can be trademarked to identify a manufacturer, so can a symbol and both can be used and registered together. You...

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  6. Is the police allowed to touch ur private area including sliding there hand in buttocks without a search warrant

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Daniel Todd Friedson
    2. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3. Malosack Berjis
    3 lawyer answers

    It depends on the circumstances involving the stop and the search. Necessarily in society there is a balance between public safety and each person's reasonable expectation of privacy and freedom from unwanted touching. However, you never know. Consult the Citizen Police Review Board in Pittsburgh to see if this particular officer may have a pattern and practice, and there is nothing wrong with reporting an officer if you feel they unnecessarily exceeded the amount of searching needed at the...

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  7. Should it be the landlord or tenant's responsibility to maintain the sprinkler system to bring the building to code?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Daniel Todd Friedson
    1 lawyer answer

    Depends on your lease. In commercial leases, the tenants are usually burdened with most of the responsibility. Have a lawyer look your lease over and tell you options from there?

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  8. Buying trailer rent to own privately with owner. Need to know what I can do to help my situation & how bad can she screw me. ?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Daniel Todd Friedson
    2. Cheryl Rivera Smith
    2 lawyer answers

    Get everything in writing WITH witnesses and a notary properly registered in the County where the Trailer sits. Then file that newly executed agreement in the Recorder of Deeds Office for the County in which the Property and / or Trailer sits. That should secure your interest in the land with a mobile home which has utilities hooked up to it, thus making a fuzzy interest in real estate issue for all you Mobile Home dwellers! Because a Trailer is also a vehicle, make sure the Seller has the...

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  9. Branches from a neighbors tree over the roof of my house can I force him to trim his tree?.

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Daniel Todd Friedson
    1 lawyer answer

    In general, you can have any limb trimmed that is hanging over your property line, just be careful not to kill the tree or create some other problem, like making it lean on top of his structure. The best time to do this, would be in coordination with him. Try to get his cooperation in writing. Failing that, you can trim only that which is clearly in your real estate. You own your real estate from the center of the Earth to the Heavens above, unless otherwise reserved or excepted. You can...

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  10. Can a chamber of commerce that does not have a 501c act as a fiduciary

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Daniel Todd Friedson
    2. May Lynn Harris
    2 lawyer answers

    There is a way companies who are not 501(c)(3) recognized may utilize charitable funds. Typically this is a Fiscal Sponsorship Agreement between a foundation, an existing 501(c)(3) and an intended beneficiary who fits the missions of the first 2 parties. Any competent local nonprofit attorney should be able to draft this for you.

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