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Second opinion] I was given an acre of land verbally and

Second opinion] I was given an acre of land verbally and with the aid of the giver have constructed by about 1/3 complete my house. I will receive the land deed shortly but their are now covenants on land and building. Is this retroactive to me? Property is in Arkansas. Thank you.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ArkansasJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Yes covenants are done. Survey and deed to follow.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Barrister

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I was given an acre of land verbally and with the aid of the

I was given an acre of land verbally and with the aid of the giver have constructed by about 1/3 complete my house. I will receive the land deed shortly but their are now covenants on land and building. Is this retroactive to me? Property is in Arkansas. Thank you.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: ArkansasJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Yes covenants are done. Survey and deed to follow.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Roger

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My son and his wife have been living in one of our houses

My son and his wife have been living in one of our houses for about 2 years. We have no lease, just monthly rent payments for the last 10 months of that time. They have lately stopped paying the rent and I want to know how we can get them out of the house, is they refuse to leave?JA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: OKJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I'm sorry, Louisiana!JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: NOPEJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We are having a sit down meeting with them Wed. evening to discuss this. I want to have my info before I do.

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Barrister

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If i only have a verbal contract on the house i've paid on

if i only have a verbal contract on the house i've paid on for 11 years, can the owner (on Deed) sell the house out from under me?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: TennesseeJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: on my behalf? No. I only have letters and communication where we discussed things like payment, intrest, ammorization, pay off etc.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The other party iis my sister, therefore i trusted her to do what we agreed on

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Barrister

Attorney/Landlord/Realtor

Doctoral Degree

51,046 satisfied customers
I live on a cul-de-sac where all the houses on one side of

Greetings,I live on a cul-de-sac where all the houses on one side of the street are serviced by a private sewer line (behind all of the houses). At some point further downstream, this private sewer line couples with another line maintained by the city. The city will in no way provide any maintenance to the private line. So,Question: If a blockage / break of the line occurs on a neighbors property, is that property owner solely responsible for repairs, or do all those serviced by the line have a joint responsibility?Thank you

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Phillips Esq.

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Juris Doctor

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I invested with another person in a quick claim deed on a

I invested with another person in a quick claim deed on a home. We each put in 12.5k. somehow he was able to get the deed put only in his name and left me off. I am out of state and he is in the state where we bought the house. this is a fraudulent transaction, right?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Michigan. My name is ***** ***** quick claim deedJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no..I want to know what my recourse is? I have to believe this is completely fraudulent on the part of the bank, the seller etc..JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: is there a cost for asking this question?JA: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the Lawyer. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.Customer: ok.. I would like to get an idea of how to proceed with 1) either getting my name on the deed and 2) if thats not possible what my next steps are for legal remedy

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TJ, Esq.

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What do you know about Exclusive Seller Listing Agreements

Hi what do you know about Exclusive Seller Listing Agreements for Georgia? My son decided not to list house at this time ~ he never met with my friend Tracy who is now the Broker but sent one of her agents MiMi over with a contract and had them sign listing agreement written on it 90days TBD because it was about timing for kids in school. On another note they pressured my daughter in law Misty to have stager come the next day to give advice, then said she had to deal with Carol for house hunting and wanted another contract signed ..... long story short Misty was comfortable with the pressure as well as not even a phone call from Tracy to introduce herself. I told Misty if she was uncomfortable just send Tracy a letter of termination that you are uncomfortable and no plans of listing at this time. So Tracy told her usually it is $1095 to terminate contract but that she prorated to $175 for her daughter to come out to give a 45min consultation??? I have the contract very basic but she has her own attached addendum on it that reads.... Cancel Guarantee: must ask in writing and if we can't resolve the issue in 48 hours we will unconditionally release you blah blah blah So Misty has written another email to her but before she sends it I wanted to make sure Misty is within her rightJA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Georgia as I mentionedJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: noJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: can i email contract to view the addendum

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Loren

Juris Doctor

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How should I respond to his email? On one item, He suggests

How should I respond to his email?On one item, He suggests I should pay for half of the fee for the pool clean up! The guys that I had to hire to clean up the property on an emergency basis for the existing guests so I would not loose the income cost $400. I rewarded The guests who saved the house from Certain flooding with a home cooked meal that cost me $350 and he said he should have approved that expense! (See his other responses to my email on former question). I would much rather NOT litigate and settle this but it's unfair what he's suggesting. How do you suggest, oh great one, that I finesse the response to my email?

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I'm going to go to the city and pull the permits of work

I'm going to go to the city and pull the permits of work that has been done on his property. Should I go back to 2010 or go back to an earlier date? What other types of things should I be looking for to show negligence on his part?

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