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I purchased a foreclosed home at an auction that still has

I purchased a foreclosed home at an auction that still has 60 days left before its right of redemption period is expired. The owner is deceased. The property has been occupied by tenants who basically became squatters and haven't paid anyone in months. I made the assumption the property was abandoned by the owners and began getting contractor bids to maintain the property and prevent damage.The deceased owner's heirs announced today that they plan to sell the property. (A realtor contacted me. I am also a realtor, btw.)Questions:-I have closed on the property and signed the HUD1. Am I the owner or is the heir the legal owner?-Do the heirs of the deceased owner have the right to put up for sale signs, show the property to potential buyers, and sell the property? The tenants are very confused. (Realtor code of ethics prevents putting up for sale signs without owners consent.)-Can I negotiate leases and accept rent at this time from the occupants?-Can I do anything to shorten the right of redemption period at this point?

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Please help. My in-laws own a condo in FL. They have two

Hello - Please help. My in-laws own a condo in FL. They have two leaks within 5 months which came from the unit above their condo down into their unit. The leak destroyed their belongings and caused mold resulting in approx $28,000 damage. The HOA, never sent the proper people to determine whether or not the leak was their issue or not. After the second leak, we had to threaten a lawsuit before they finally sent over a plumber only to find the leak was definitely the issue of the HOA all along. A pipe behind the wall came unattached at the S-curve and was pouring water into my in-laws condo from behind the wall. My father in-law had been telling them for years there was an issue...there had been other leaks and they ignored the issue. Also, there is a former board member who we have who will attest to the fact that the HOA Board knew of an issue in the unit above and never sent a licensed plumber to check behind the sheet rock.Our question is how can I now get back my in-laws lost money $28,000? I have pictures of damages, mold remediation bills, bills for replacement of furniture, etc. My in-laws did not have insurance at the time. I understand FL is a no fault state but this is clearly a case of sheetrock in...your issue, sheetrock out....HOA issue.Can you help? Where do we go from here to recoup our monies?Thanking you in advance.Lorraine Kennedy

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My mother is very sick and terminally ill. I live in her house

My mother is very sick and terminally ill. I live in her house (Pennsylvania) now as she is in hospice care. How do I go about handling the mortgage? My brother and I will receive the property in her will. Does it make more sense to just pay off the whole mortgage after she passes?

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I bought a new home 2012. It has 3 tax parcel numbers. The

I bought a new home 2012. It has 3 tax parcel numbers. The mortgage escrow company was to roll all taxes into the mortgage payment along with property insurance costs.The Mortgage escrow company made a mistake and only included one tax parcel in the mortgage payment. The county wants to foreclose now due to lack of tax payment on the 2 other parcels.There is now tax due on 2 parcels covering the past 3.5 years with penalties and interest.The bank was notified a month ago when I received a foreclosure letter. They indicated they would take care of it all and bring the payments up to date including penalties and interest.The formal letter from them states they paid it but now are charging me the same amount in my escrow account.Who is responsible for the mistake and who should be paying the back taxes and fees?Thanks,Mark

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Here it goes: I live in Texas and my house got auction off

Here it goes: I live in Texas and my house got auction off for taxes on April 5, 2016. I was trying to get a loan but a little to late. I call and they tax office will not give the name of the buyer, saying that I have to wait till he contacts me (really I can't even slept). I have read that I can redeem the property? I now have the monies to pay this man his fees and the amount of taxes paid.. what can I do?

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I sent my previous tenants a letter detailing why they would

I sent my previous tenants a letter detailing why they would not get they're security deposit back in the allotted time by certified mail. They responded in the allotted time that they did not agree. It has been 4 months and I have not heard from them. When is it safe to take the security deposit from the account that was set up just for the rental agreement?

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OH** we have been disputing with our contractor over

OH** we have been disputing with our contractor over payment. He did poor work and refused to come back and correct it. We refuse to release payment until the work has been done to our satisfaction. He's been sending texts to us asking for payment, we have told him to stop contacting us. he threatened mechanic's lien and court action. We ignored him because we feel we have a strong case. We did an internet search on him and find that he's been arrested for drug possession and petty theft. we are now concerned for our house and are wondering, along with installing a security system, if we should raise the policy limit of our house as it's currently under insured. We're just wondering, in the event we are raising the policy and something /does/ happen to the house, would we be under investigation for insurance fraud? we want to protect ourselves but don't want any trouble from the insurance company.

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I have been leasing a professional space 20 years. The

I have been leasing a professional space for over 20 years. The property is being sold.I have a 5 year lease which is 2 years old; I received an addendum to that lease adding 2 more years but adding property insurance of $98 month explaining that this is a leasee cost however this was not charged in the past. I am also being charged for property value increase of $46/mo bringing this to $144 additional rent per month. My question is 1. Can the owner legally add addendums in the middle of a 5 year contract; if so is the property insurance a leasee responsibility?

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I co own a commercial property as tenets in common. The

I co own a commercial property as tenets in common. The commercial property I co own have a store front that my co owner is operating a profitable business out of. There is a written agreement that my co owner pays all property taxes, get Property insurance, and basically maintain the property throughout the term of the agreement. Let me just remind you that my co owner receives all of the profit from the business and is 100 percent occupying the entire property. So later down in years my Co owner son tricked his father to quitclaim his interest of the property to the son..So long story the son does not longer want to pay me what the agreement was, and also brought a Quite title claim against me, and his Father. Can the son win this Quite claim case, he does not have any proof what so ever that he contribute to buy his father interest in the property.. My name still shows on as owner but My co owner name is ***** ***** the parcel anymore just his son. Can my Co owner do anything about this?

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