The estate of my father is considering a short sale where
The estate of my father is considering a short sale where the bank is going to pay for an appraisal, attorney, title search and title insurance and real estate broker fees. The problem is I don't know what I am selling because of a zoning controversy with the town. The town is trying to rescind a sixty year old subdivision. It was voted on and approved by the commission sixty years ago that there was one lot and 2 parts as per the approved map. The lot is in a one acre residential zone. The lot met the regulations then as far as the width and area goes sixty years ago. Today, the lot might not be acceptable for one reason or another but there is a vested right- meaning they can't impose today's regulations on it because it is grandfathered. The lot has land in an adjoining municipality which the town won't recognize as part of the lot in making up the area requirement. The Town is wrong and Estate is right. It can happen. Right? My question is: Can attorney, Title insurance or title search help estate out if the zoning controversy is not settled by court? I mean: Can the deed description and map prepared show the 1956 lot?
I have an issue with real estate transaction. Person passed
I have an issue with real estate transaction. Person passed away and I am the designated trustee , was going through the process of changing the name on the deed and the title company found a problem with a quick claim deed that was done before.Apparently when this property was deeded to the person who is now deceased , the original grantors name is ***** ***** the acknowledgement line maybe notary forgot maybe grantor forgot to write in it there, not sure. Title company is assuring me that the quit claim deed is still valid but the original grantor is now making it an issue , stating that the deed should be void because quit claim deed was not done properly and original grantor is trying to claim ownership rights to the property. What do I do ?
Small parcel of land left as heirs property to 2 sisters,
Small parcel of land left as heirs property to 2 sisters, who verbally agreed many years ago the sister who lived there and paid all associated property taxes is true owner of property. Both sisters now deceased and children of the "true" owner want clear title. Will proof of paid taxes suffice to prove ownership?
When we brought our property there was a dirt road on one
when we brought our property there was a dirt road on one side of our property that was use by person who had the property behind of our property and he continued to use it until he sold it to a developer and the developer claims the the easement belongs to him and the is going to put a concrete road on it . we call the county and they said that our property line is in the middle of the road and there is not record of an easement. can the developer claim our easement without buying it.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: texas , collin countyJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: no we have talk to the person but have not told them that we found records of no easement. they also want to buy more footage from us the build the road.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no
About 7 months ago my mother finished paying off her
Hi, about 7 months ago my mother finished paying off her mortgage loan and recieved a simple letter stating that her loan was paid off. However, the loan company have not sent any deed of trust or the promisory note back. We also checked at the recorder office of our county and the loan company has not recorded anything under the propetry, like transfering the name of ownership to my mother. We have contacted the loan company many times with the promise of getting the issue fixed with no results. What should we do?
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