Steven Navaro’s Answers

Steven Navaro

Castle Rock Real Estate Attorney.

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  1. Do I still need to pay rent to this person?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Tanner Woods Pittman
    2. Steven Navaro
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3 lawyer answers

    Sale of a tax lien does not convey immediate ownership rights to the holder of a tax lien. In most states, there is a time period by which the Owner can pay off the back taxes, together with penalties and interest and protect his Ownership rights. Until the tax lien holder acquires a Tax Deed, you should continue to pay the current Owner your lease payments.

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  2. Can I be sued?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven Navaro
    1 lawyer answer

    With friends like that, who needs enemies? Your friend was an invitee for the 4 nights that you mentioned. Beyond that, she is considered a trespasser, because you had no written agreement with her, and was staying beyond the time offered. Should she sue you, you will prevail in court. I would send her a written notice that she has 3 days to remove her belongings from your storage unit, or they will be set out or collection or given to Goodwill. Tell her that you will accompany her to the...

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  3. Is there a statute of limitations to filing a property deed

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven Navaro
    2. L Clark Hicks Jr.
    2 lawyer answers

    To my knowledge, there is no statute of limitations on the recording of a deed that was properly signed and notarized. The problem with stale deeds, is that a risk is run if the party giving the deed deeds the property to someone else before the gift deed is recorded. That does not appear to be the case here, in that the deed was recorded before the grandfather passed away. The effect of recording the deed is that it no longer is part of the grandfather's estate, and the will does not...

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  4. My mother was told that she does not own her property. My sister filed and recorded a warranty gift deed and survivorship.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Christopher William Peterson
    2. Steven Navaro
    2 lawyer answers

    If your mother actually signed the warranty deed to your sister, then your sister owns the home. If your mother did not sign the deed and it was forged by your sister, then the deed can be set aside in a quiet title action to restore title to your mother.

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  5. What does " and et al" mean when after my name in public notice of foreclosure.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Diane L Drain
    2. Steven Navaro
    3. John P Fazzio III
    3 lawyer answers

    et al is Latin for the term "and others". It is commonly used in publications to indicate that there are more people other than the people listed who are Plaintiffs (or Defendants as the case may be) in the lawsuit. They probably do this to save on publication fees.

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  6. In the state of New York, can I sign a real estate purchase agreement as a buyer and then assign the contract to another buyer?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Michael T Millar
    2. Yefim Rubinov
    3. Roman Tabatchouk
    4. Steven Navaro
    5. Allan J. Ahearne
    5 lawyer answers

    Generally speaking, real estate contracts are assignable unless prohibited by the terms of the contract. To accomplish this, I would add the "and/or assigns" after your name. However, if the Seller is relying on your financial capabilities to qualify for the home purchase, you may need to assure the Seller that the assignee is as equally capable of performing on the contract as you.

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  7. Can a house I inherit be taken from me because of a previous foreclosure I had?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jed R Prest
    2. David Lloyd Merrill
    3. Steven Navaro
    3 lawyer answers

    In addition to the advice provided above, you should know that a lender must bring a suit against you for collection of the deficiency, and reduce the unpaid amount to a judgment, before they can attach anything that you own. There are time limits in many states for how long a lender can wait to attempt to enforce a deficiency. You should consult a lawyer to see if the Lender's deficiency is outside those time limits.

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  8. I bought a house this year (new construction) and it flooded 3 times in the last three months.Can i take them to court ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven Navaro
    1 lawyer answer

    Most new homes are covered by a builder's warranty. Your first step is to contact the builder directly to try to resolve the issue. If that does not succeed, then you have a claim against the builder for construction defects. I recommend that you contact a local attorney to help you through the process, as there are usually time deadlines, and depending on your local laws, notices that you may have to file with the builder before filing a lawsuit. Good luck!

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  9. HOA is aware of rattlesnake nests on the property-does nothing to remove these nests-posted sign-are they still liable?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven Navaro
    2. E Dwight Taylor
    3. Bryan Andrew Lober
    3 lawyer answers

    If the rattlesnake nests are located on the common area, or any area in which the HOA is responsible for maintaining, then it would constitute a dangerous condition. Posting of a notice does not alleviate their responsibility to remove the hazard. In the meantime, I would stay away from any area that has signs of rattlesnake activity, and I would write a letter to the HOA outlining your safety concerns and deliver it to the HOA. It would be even more helpful if you can get a few of your...

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  10. I fell behind of mortgage with Bank of America. How can I get them to respond back since they are ignoring my calls to them?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven Navaro
    1 lawyer answer

    Check your PA Attorney General's website. Bank of America was part of a class action settlement of $25 billion that was settled in APril. As part of the settlement, they have a hotline for borrowers to call who are in trouble with their mortgages, and are required to work out things with these borrowers. The deadline is January 13, 2013, so you need to file a claim before then. Here is the link: http://www.attorneygeneral.gov/press.aspx?id=6429

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