You must appeal the decision within 30 days of the date it is dated (not received) to the Allegheny County Board of Viewers. Because of the high volume of 2012 appeals, the BV has established a policy of holding conciliations and only scheduling trials if the conciliation is unsuccessful. All of the conciliations that I have handled in 2013 and 2014 have resulted in settlements agreeable to the landowner. In many cases, the School District (who is usually the biggest problem) has not...
If the deed says that they are "joint tenants with right of survivorship", the title passed to him automatically upon his co-owner's death. If the deed says "tenants in common" or nothing, the title passed automatically to the co-owner's heirs at law. Show the deed to a lawyer who has a real estate practice.
Clifford L. Tuttle, Jr.
Attorney at Law
They are both owners, in that they each have part of the bundle of rights that constitutes fee simple ownership. Each must respect the rights of the other. The life tenant cannot destroy or dissipate the property so that the remainderman receives less. The remainderman cannot take possession until the life tenant dies.
Clifford L Tuttle, Jr
Attorney at Law
This is a difficult situation to handle. Have a lawyer write the landlord a letter, pointing out that he is interfering with their right of quiet enjoyment. State that this constitutes a breach of contract.
If the conduct persists, talk to the lawyer about bringing a harassment complaint before the District Magistrte. Whether you should do this will depend on how intense the landlord becomes.
You must give your landlord notice and a reasonable time to cure the problem. Written notice is best -- email will do. If the landlord does nothing and you can prove that the infestation made the leased premises uninhabitable, case law says you can terminate the lease. However, you run the risk that the landlord may sue you for rent and you will have to defend the termination of the lease in court. You should have pictures that are dated. If you send them to the landlord by email, this...
ARD is a second chance program for first offenders of non-violent crimes. If you are admitted into the program, the charge is held in abeyance. If you successfully complete the program, the charge is dismissed. ARD usually involves payment of fines and costs, and may include other activities. For example, if you are involved in DUI, you may be required to attend classes about alcohol and safe driving.
Since most forecloures are unopposed, 40 - 60 days after service are usually required to get a default judgment. It then takes about 60 - 90 more days for the Sheriff Sale to occur. After that, if the former owner or occupant does not leave voluntarily, it may take another 60 days, more or less, to evict the former owner or occupant from the premises. However, presenting a defense may extend this time considerably.
You don't say the exact nature of the mineral ownership. Is it oil and gas or coal? Are they proposing to drill a well on you property? Or a surface mine?
I suggest you hire a lawyer that knows something about mineral rights. He or she can ask the company for title references and look up the documents. If they don't cooperate, he or she can look it up in the courthouse. The answer depends on the rights conferred in the chain of title. As the owner of the surface land, you may have more...
The only way a credit card claim can become a lien is if the claimant files suit and obtains a judgment. If this happens, you must contact a lawyer very quickly after you are served or a default judgment may be taken. While judgment cannot be taken without proper notice, circumstances can develop where it appears that you were given notice, but you were in fact never informed. If this happens, call a lawyer as soon as you find out -- it may not be too late if you act promptly.