I have put $50k in updates to house.
You likely got a title insurance policy when you bought it, which is good as long as own the house. File a claim against it, it should protect you from old IRS liens against previous owner(s)See question
We have put a deposit down on a manufactured home we want to buy from a park sales office, but have found a concerning mold issue in the wall, is the park obligated to fix the mold problem before we close on the deal? If so how do i go about makin...
Hi, it's very hard to answer an online question about a purchase agreement we can't read. You don't say a) if there is a written agreement? b) how mold was discovered ie inspection? c) how big of a deposit d) how old is it?
The answer probably will depend if you have right to cancel if inspection is unsatisfactory. The answer depends on these issues, please resubmit with more details.
the property has been listed in legal section of local paper as morgage sale next month am i still required to pay the rent?
I agree with the answers above , but add that there is a redemption period after the sheriff sale where LL retains normal ownership interests including right to rent and collect rent, usually 6 months (12 months if property over 3 acres)See question
My sister in law is the only one who purchased her house in 2002 and she bought the property by herself due to bad credit history and bankruptcy of her husband business. Now she wants to re-finance her house but wants my husband to be a co-borrowe...
I answered this question earlier although I don't see it now... I stand corrected regarding garnishment of joint bank accounts of h&w for judgment against 1 spouse- I was remembering that a h&w joint bank account was protected by MCL 557.151 which is incorporated into MCL 600.6023a
"Sec. 6023a.--Property described in section 1 of 1927 PA 212, MCL 557.151, or real property, held jointly by a husband and wife as a tenancy by the entirety is exempt from execution under a judgment entered against only 1 spouse."
557.151 Evidence of indebtedness payable to husband and wife; ownership in joint tenancy.
Sec. 1. All bonds, certificates of stock, mortgages, promissory notes, debentures, or other evidences of indebtedness hereafter made payable to persons who are husband and wife, or made payable to them as endorsees or assignees, or otherwise, shall be held by such husband and wife in joint tenancy unless otherwise therein expressly provided, in the same manner and subject to the same restrictions, consequences and conditions as are incident to the ownership of real estate held jointly by husband and wife under the laws of this state, with full right of ownership by survivorship in case of the death of either."
However cases under the latter have held that Joint bank account of h&w is NOT "other evidence of indebtedness" and can be garnished by judgment creditor of one spouse.
So while I still disagree with Brian that "all of your joint assets are potentially at risk, " a joint h&w bank or CU account could be garnished. Then it gets more complicated, because there is only a presumption of equal contribution. If for example the whole account consisted of earnings of one spouse the garnishment could be challenged.
I do stand by the recommendation that he (or you) sign nothing before having an attorney review all closing documents.
I live in the upstairs unit of a two-unit house and I do not have access to the downstairs unit. My downstairs neighbors control the heating element so that in the wintertime, I am dependent on them for heat. I always have to use space heaters in ...
A landlord has a duty to provide "habitable" premises. You don't say if you the one paying for electricity for the space heaters, I suspect you are. The landlord should give you some way to maintain a comfortable temperature, or you should give 30day notice move on.See question
had my property surveyed and one of the survey markers was missing. did not think much of it then but now neighbors claim they own up the middle of my driveway and has picture to prove it. although my survey map shows nothing of the sort. now thr...
Boundary disputes are always messy and require extensive analysis of the history of the boundary and adjacent landowners. You definitely need to consult with an attorney who specializes in real estate litigation.
Although it is illegal to disturb a monument or section corner, I've not found a law that protects survey markers, usually iron pipes.
I live in a house that is paid off. I added my boyfriends name to deed " joint tenants with full rights of survivorship" I know I cannot remove him. He has moved out . Can I force him to contribute to property taxes.
There may be a chance of getting him off the deed IF he never paid you anything for it, AND it was deeded in contemplation of marriage or other long term relationship AND there was a discussion about deeding it back if you broke up, OR if he tricked you into deeding somehow. It would take an expensive (probably) circuit court case. Other factor, how long ago did you do it? Otherwise I agree you could sue him for contribution for taxes insurance and necessary repairs.See question
I signed a lease for upcoming school year. Now I am transferring schools. I found someone to take my place. The management company won't let her sign until I pay $400 lease assignment fee. This is not stated in the lease. My parents were supposed ...
Based on the facts you presented, assuming you were 18 when you signed it, you are liable. Did make any deposit when you signed?
If lessor gets another tenant, it has "mitigated its damages" and can't sue you for any rent. The fact that you presented a replacement would be evidence that it could have replaced you.
Unfortunately, attorney fees and inconvenience of litigation would far exceed the $400 it wants, but the key here is if they already hold any of your money. If not, they might let it go.
A lot of IFS here.
My wife and her mother are on the deed as JTWRS. I am not on the deed. My wife has not worked for 9 yrs. I pay the taxes and mortgage from a joint (my wife & I) bank account .
With this form of joint ownership, upon the death of either, the survivor becomes sole owner the instant one dies. Therefor I must disagree with Mr Fredericks regarding an intestate share because the house would not go into your wife's estate if she predeceased her mother. You don't indicate why house title held this way- did they have it this way when you were married? Does your wife want you to have an interest in it? Would the mother sign a new deed adding you? To answer your main question, neither living there nor paying mortgage gives you any "ownership."
The above answer is generalized reply to an question and is not intended to be legal advice or establish an attorney-client relationship with you. If necessary you should meet with an attorney and provide the attorney with all relevant documents and get an attorney opinion or advice on your situation.
I was illegally evicted from my residence. No notice no nothing...told to get out and leave all of my property behind. Now the home owner is trying to keep all of my property and the police say all I can do is sue. Unless I can find a lawyer qu...
You should first call the District Court in your jurisdiction in Dearborn and make sure a case wasn't filed and a judgment for possession granted. remember landlord only has to post a copy of Summons and Complaint if you can't be personally served. If landlord did in fact wrongfully lock you out and your property in you have a complaint for "forcible ejectment and detainer" for double the value of property if it's lost. You really need an attorney as these claims and court procedures can be complicated. Good Luck.
The above answer is generalized reply to an question and is not intended to be legal advice or establish an attorney-client relationship with you. If necessary you should meet with an attorney and provide the attorney with all relevant documents and get an attorney opinion or advice on your situation.See question