There may be some credit card debt liens on the subject property or other related issues and need to know how to conduct title search? The house is located in Darby area,PA
If your name was on the deed as a "joint tenant with right of survivorship" with your late father, you may not need to record a new deed to establish your ownership of the property. Your question, however, raises several other questions that cannot be answered without more information. I recommend contacting, and retaining, an experienced real estate or estate administration attorney.See question
A friend is giving me a house as a gift. Do I incur any legal expenses.
Someone will need to pay the transfer tax, which is 4% of the City's fair market valuation, as fixed by the Office of Property Assessment. Someone will need to pay the fee to record the Deed. Perhaps most importantly, before you do or pay for anything, you'd be well advised to either purchase title insurance, or hire an attorney or abstracting company to search and examine the record chain of title. For example, there could be one or more liens or other encumbrance affecting the value or your intended use of the property. You might also consider making sure the property is insurable against hazards and liabilities at reasonable rates, and also what the ongoing carrying costs will be as an owner (e.g., property taxes).See question
I have a property under my name. But not on mortgage the person on the mortgage is deceased. The bank said I can put it under my name after I send them proof that they're dead.
In addition to the questions posed by Mr. Abel, I'm also wondering whether the deceased mortgagor's name is also on the title. If so, and unless you acquired title by right of survivorship, you may need to obtain an d record a deed from a duly appointed representative of the decedent's estate.See question
My husband is not updated with his mortgage payments, with good reasons: Hospitalization, surgery, rehab etc. We are not in any divorce action and not even think about it.
You may be able to waive your right to be named as a party in a foreclosure action if you disclaim your ownership interest in the property. Whether or not that's advisable presents a complicated question that cannot be answered without knowing more information about you and your husband's situation.See question
We were together for over 30 years and have 1 grown child together. We have lived in Phila. Pa. all the years we were together. I have been paying the real estate taxes the past 12 years since he passed, but they are listed in his name. Thank you
If the Deed vested you with title as joint tenants with a "right of survivorship" or as tenants by the entireties, then you may be able to sell the property without raising an estate. However, in either case, it is advisable that you speak with an attorney who practices in real estate and/or estate administration.See question
My friends house when up for tax sale I contacted company that purchased it and made an agreement to buy it back from them in several payments beings I have a lien against my house currently we decided me and my fiance to put it in her name now we...
If a deed has been recorded in both of your names already, you'll need to either work out a deal with your ex-fiance to be bought out of your interest, or reach an agreement to sell the property to someone else and whack up the proceeds. If you can't reach either form of agreement, the last resort would be a partition action in court. If you gave a mortgage on the property, then untangling your interest could be even more problematic.See question
Can my ex make me sign quitclaim deed. Saying I didn't contribute to mortgage. I paid all in house bills. Grocery,electric,phone,cable. Can he win by suing me?
You cannot be forced to sign a quitclaim deed, unless there is a divorce agreement or decree/order stating you must give up your interest. Whether he can sue you for contribution on the mortgage loan is a trickier question that requires a private consultation with an attorney experienced in real estate or family law.See question
I have purchased my property in 2001. I have lived here continuously since then. Adjoining my property and in between the next property is a piece of ground that apparently an easement for a street. This property has never been used as a street. ...
The "piece of ground" may be a "paper street" that you could actually own (or own part of) by operation of a law other than adverse possession. A paper street is a street that was demarcated on a subdivision plan (i.e. a piece of paper) but was never dedicated to the municipality. You should consult with a real estate attorney to investigate whether or not the land is a paper street and, if so, the implications of that being the case.See question
I purchased a house recently in a homeowner's association in Montgomery County. Before we closed, we had the Radon levels tested and they were off the charts (six times national level), so as one of our stipulations we asked that the seller of the...
The Seller is almost certainly not liable. Even if the AOS and/or SPDS had a warranty that there were no existing HOA violations, the radon system was installed after those documents were executed. Your realtor should have advised you to check with the HOA rules before committing to buy the property with the allegedly infringing radon system. If you want to consult with an attorney, the focus should be how to deal with the HOA, and possibly to pursue a claim against the realtor if you are forced to spend money modifying the system.See question
I'm in the process of selling my house. There's a mortgage on it but not under my name. The person whose name is on it pass away in 2002.
Unless you purchased title insurance sometime after the mortgage was recorded, with no coverage exception for the mortgage, then you'll have to work things out with the current holder of that mortgage if you want to sell with clear title.See question