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Can the warranty deed be corrected after closing if the sole owner passed?: I sold my property less then 2 weeks ago and yesterday the new owner died unexpectedly. She was the only person listed on the closing docs, because that was her wish. Now her kids are asking me to authorize their tittle company to add her husband's name ( their father) to the warranty deed. Can that create me any problems later?

Asked about 2 years ago in Probate

Gregg’s answer: I suspect that the request made to you for a "corrective deed" is essentially an attempt to avoid or change an estate administration for the property you sold to the deceased buyer. While the buyer's intent is not necessarily of any concern to you, apparently the buyer made her intention known to you and she did not want her husband included in the deed to the property. You have no obligation to accommodate this request and there is no benefit to you by doing so. In fact, by doing so you may frustrate the deceased buyer's intent based on her own estate plan and it may expose you to litigation in connection with the administration of the deceased buyer's estate. I agree with Mr. Cahill that it would surprise me that a bona fide title company would even approach you for the "corrective deed" described in your narrative.

Answered about 2 years ago.


The contractor did not finish the remodeling job but took the money, Would I get help?: The contractor name is Randy Beasley. His business on Florida Sunbuz as Coastal Craftsman Service, but it expired and not renewed since 2011. His business address is not his property. Can I still sue him?

Asked almost 3 years ago in Real Estate

Gregg’s answer: At best, a response in this forum will nibble at the edges of an answer to your legal question (which provides too little information to work with). If you want to get the information required to make an informed decision on your legal rights and best position yourself to use that information, invest in a consultation with an experienced construction lawyer in the county where the property is located.

Answered almost 3 years ago.


When a contractor does work at your home but doesn't finish, Am I responsible for the total cost of the repair?: I had a contractor re-surface my pool and the company never finish the job and now my pool leaks And I have many other issues with the pool now. And the contractor is saying he is done with the job in once the final payment

Asked almost 3 years ago in Real Estate

Gregg’s answer: If the contractor didn't complete the work described in the contract between you and the pool contractor, final payment has not been earned unless the contractor's failure to complete the work is attributable to acts or omissions on your part or the parties' contract requires final payment in advance of final completion. Defective work could excuse your payment obligation for that work. Your interests would be far better served scheduling a consultation with an experienced construction lawyer who can first ask for and absorb all the relevant facts and review the pertinent documents then steer you in the right direction. Any potential legal dispute or controversy that has significant potential financial consequences justifies, at a minimum, the expense of a consultation with an attorney experienced in the legal area involved. That consultation will be the most direct route to your peace of mind.

Answered almost 3 years ago.