When we moved it the roads were owned by the HOA and they restricted parking on the roads, but they have recently been turned over to the township. Can they still tell us we can't park in front of our house?
If the road is owned by the township, no one but the township may control parking. A Homeowners' Association may control the common area and enforce provisions in the Declaration dealing with individual properties.See question
I moved in on July of last year. The building is listed as abandoned..but later bought in March of last year. I didn't buy the building but it's listed on the internet that I did. He's still collecting my rent. What should I do.
First of all. forget what an internet site says. Look at the official records from the recorder of deeds. If the LL transferred the property to you, go immediately to a real estate lawyer.See question
We noticed today, a tree on our property line has been damaged. It looks like the tree’s roots have been exposed and it appears several hacks have been taken at the roots as possible preparation for removal. This is totally without our consent and...
I am not sure what your question might be. You appear to know that trees ON a property line are treated in the law differently from trees near a property line. If your neighbors appear to be planning to do something, which concerns you, WRITE to them immediately.See question
I have a 15' wide paper alley behind my house that we have maintained and used and park in for 80 years. 51 Years of my life. The city has not touched it in all that time but recently ugi ran a pipeline up it to supply a building that was buil...
You are confusing adverse possession and private rights. I have a guide on this web site that explains things, but let me try to give you a quick summary.
When a street or alley is laid out (placed on a subdivision plan) two types of rights are created: 1) public rights, and 2) private rights. The public has the right, for 21 years, to take the land and use it as a public road or alley. If the municipality does not act by: 1) maintaining the street, 2) taking a formal deed of dedication, or 3 ) passing an ordinance taking the street, all public rights are lost.
But what happens to the private rights? They remain and actually belong to every owner of every lot on the plan laying out the paper street. Do these private rights give a property owner the right to put in a gas line?? The answer is yes. I addition, every one of the lot owners could drive their car up and down te paper street.
That does not mean the neighbor has the right to create erosion or a ditch. Additionally, there is not right to have the wall shift onto your property.
If your deed description went to the edge of the paper street, after the passage of 21 years with no action by the municipality, your property line would move to the center of the alley.
That finally brings us to adverse possession. Can one adversely possess a paper street? A better question is: what does it take to terminate the private rights of the other property owners in your part of the paper street? The Courts have said it can be done, but the only real way is by erecting a permanent barrier, which makes it impossible for others to use the area, and to maintain that barrier for more than 21 years.
I had a client expand their building over the paper street. Twenty-one years have passed and the paper street has lost all private rights.See question
Many years ago, I lent a decent sum of money to a guy in Pennsylvania who I was seeing so he could pay an important bill. He signed a mortgage to me for the money, and we recorded it. I eventually moved to PA and moved in with him in the house sh...
If he never paid the debt secured by the mortgage, that debt should be deductible on the inheritance tax return.See question
I have a home in Fairview, PA. My name is the sole borrower on the mortgage. The deed has my name and my ex boyfriend. I have made every payment on the property and have all the documents to show for it. I want to get my ex's name off the deed. I...
Let me start by making a comment. You used the Phrase Quit Claim, followed by deed. A Quit Claim is not a deed. You do not want a quit claim from your ex. You want a deed. I would suggest you first have a lawyer prepare a deed with you and your ex as sellers (Grantors) and you alone as Grantee. Then, I'd suggest asking him to meet with you to discuss the issue. IF he agrees to sign, it must be done in front of a notary.
You need some reasons shy he should sign: 1) you will pay all the transfer tax (that will be 1% of the value of the property... calculated by multiplying the assessed value times 1.05); 2) if he does not sign, you will be forced to bring a partition action and he will incur thousands of $ in legal fees, 3) .......... talk to a local lawyer for additional reasons.See question
My mother in law's partner passed 2 years ago. The deed to her home is in her name but the mortgage is in her deceased partner's name. She has now passed and to sell her house we need a copy of the short cert. from the executor (her partner's son)...
Your question seems a bit confused. I understand the property being in your mother's name. But the mortgage should match the title. The partner may be on the note, but I'm not sure about the mortgage.
If the title company finds your mother is the only owner, only she need sign the new deed. If the partner is the only one on the Note (and therefore the mortgage account, the personal rep must ask for the payoff. You don't need the short certificate. You need the personal rep to ask for the payoff.See question
In Cumberland County Pennsylvania. My husband’s mother deeded the family farm to her 5 children equally. Since then some have sold their share to us and some have passed away (without a will) leaving their share to 5 more people. We have for ye...
You need to talk about a Partition action. Before filing suit, we like to first have a family meeting to discuss what everyone will lose if the case goes to Court. I have seen the costs as high as 14% of the property value plus legal fees. Legal fees can easily be between $5,000 and $20,000.
I can tell you from experience that once clients get into partition, you immediately want out. We have seen two cases settle in the last two weeks because the costs were going to eat everyone up. You seem to be in the strongest negotiating position because you can bid for the property with what we call 25 cent dollars.
What ever you do, hire a lawyer that has been down this road before. The path is not as straight as it appears.
I bought a house with my ex fiance then we broke up. Her name is on the deed but not the mortgage. I want her name off of the deed. We agreed,over text, that I owe her $600 then she would take her name off. I still have the texts. But now she's sa...
If her name is on the deed, it is also on the mortgage. It might be that she did not sign the note, but she definitely signed the mortgage.
You need to discuss the disadvantages of staying on title with you. Give her an idea of what she will lose if she does not settle with you: a) the ability to buy a home with her next boyfriend, b) damage to her credit if the lender forecloses, c) legal fees if you file a partition action.....etc.
Psychologists tell us people make decisions based on what they will lose. Use that in your negotiations.See question
I co own a duplex with my grandmother. She had expressed to me several months ago that she would like to move out and wanted me to refinance the property with a 10k cash out for her. I met with a bank that said in order to do that she would have t...
First of all, if you are in this conflict with your grandmother, there is not a judge within 1000 miles of York that will not think there is a lot more to this dispute than you have described in this question.
You can read about Partition actions and get all the legal background you will need to talk to a lawyer.
While you are reading the legal stuff, go and talk to your grandmother. Take another family member if you can. Try very hard to listen to her. You might be right, or she might be. Listen, talk and resolve this. The last thing you should do is to sue your grandmother.See question