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My father purchased a property in Texas when we were minors

My father purchased a property in Texas when we were minors as our custodian. Now we are of legal age what do we need to do to make sure the grant deed is in our name?

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CalAttorney2

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We are currently renting a 3/2 property with a detached

Good Afternoon, We are currently renting a 3/2 property with a detached A/C'd garage that also contains an additional room. We are currently using that space as a family room & the room in there as a bedroom for my oldest son. We are not renting from a private owner, it's a big corporate company. 2 weeks & 2 days ago without any warning or stains, that ceiling out there caved in a bit. It was about a 2x2 collapse during a huge rain storm. The next day we contacted maintenance to come look, add a tarp & call roofers. The day after a roofer come to go on roof & provide corporate with estimate. In the meantime, it's now 2 weeks, 2 days later & we have never seen maintenance. What was a 2x2 issue has turned into a 7x8 collapse because it rains daily here & we're personally having to place buckets, & clean up moldy drywall daily as it falls & the additional water that pours in daily. There is still no tarp. I've contacted maintenance everyday. I've also contacted our local property manager & also their corporate office in AZ. I get the same response everytime "sorry for the trouble, we'll get a tarp placed asap." "I was also told they rejected the original quote from roofers & are going back & forth on that. We have yet to see anyone. We now have a brown leak stain in the main house, which we also reported & nothing for that either (we reported that one the day it appeared also.) I did have my 18 year old go on that roof & place a plastic tarp that I had to go purchase myself so that roof doesn't cave in like the other. I can't get on that collapsed roof for it's pitched & we'd honestly fall in. How do we proceed? We'd lived her for about 2.5 years, pay $2200 per month in rent, have never been late on rent & have never had any complaints or anything. I'm very concerned because we may be getting this tropical storm now this weekend. Plus why do I pay so much money if I can't even get a maintenance guy to appear for a major issue. I know I can't not pay my rent on the first, but man...I'd like to get a comp or something for my having to take care of this myself. Please advise.

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Damien Bosco

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I recently closed on a real estate transaction where I was

I recently closed on a real estate transaction where I was the seller of a house my dad transferred to me and my sister was the buyer. After closing I received a call from the escrow attorney that the property had a judgement lien. If I would have known, I would not have closed. What should we do or what should the buyer do?

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Loren

Juris Doctor

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We put a credit card deposit in March 2016 for $1622.20 for

we put a credit card deposit in March 2016 for $1622.20 for a home fr Long and Foster in Bethany Beach, DE. I paid the final payment of$1737.10 b/c the agent said it would be cheaper than credit card payment. When we arrived at the homewe paid for, it was not what it looked like in the pictures. We had paid our part of the bargain, but the reality company did not do their part. Finally, we said we wanted to leave as we had little children, didn't want them crawling on the filthy floors etc., needed to feed them and get them back into the car for the long trip back home. The manager for Long and Foster, agreed to refund our money. She asked for an email stating the conditions but 2 days later she now refuses to refund our money as thehomeowner won't cooperate. Thank you for any help!

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Barrister

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Doctoral Degree

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I live in Playa Del Rey, CA. Zip 90293. I live in an

Hi. I live in Playa Del Rey, CA. Zip 90293. I live in an apartment complex. There is a neighbor who rents one of her two bedrooms in her apartment as an AirBnB space. She often has single person guests, and more often families of 4 to 6 people. She currently has a family of 4 that has been staying there for 3 weeks now. I am trying to find out about current laws to end this, my children and I do not feel safe in our home. Any recommendations?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: CaliforniaJA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: noJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: i don't know. This is all new to me

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legalgems

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I live in Michigan, purchased property over 10 years ago and

I live in Michigan, purchased property over 10 years ago and would like to divide the property. Can I divide the property after 10 years even if, when it was sold, the seller indicated 0 land divisions?

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Barrister

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Doctoral Degree

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I have spoken to a lawyer a while back about this, but he

Hello,I have spoken to a lawyer a while back about this, but he went way off board and had me chasing other things that I was not concerned about (nor did I have time to add to my plate). I own a manufactured home in a community (one of those with a clubhouse and such - community office on-site - community owned by a national company). I have been trying to sell my home, and I have decided that, if I can figure out how to go about it, I need to sue the community for the issues they have caused in the sell of my home. I will do this in small claims court, as the originally attorney told me that if I go in regular court, the community can bury me in time and legal fees and I do not have the time, ability or money to do that. The goal is not to receive money, but to hold the community accountable for what they have done and prevent them from continuing to do this to others.Background:1. Bought house in 2013 - leased lot - the house was Freddie Mac, and at that time Freddie Mac required all manufactured homes to be de-titled and issued a warranty deed. My house has a warranty deed.2. I have checked with my realtor, the title company, and asked the county assessor and DMV about this, they say there is nothing wrong with y home having a warranty deed. The only thing is that if the home is going to be moved, it will need to be reverted back to a title (I found that this is only some paperwork and about $250 total in fees)3. Though not required, the community does offer to sell our homes for us (for a %), or one can choose to use a realtor. I chose to use a realtor (found out later the community couldn't have sold mine anyway because they are not licensed realtors - I think they can sell the ones that have titles and not deeds because they are considered vehicles and not real estate).4. Houses around here are selling fast, and at high prices, yet my house was not moving. I had tons of interest and showings, but couldn't seem to get it sold.5. Anyone interested in buying my home has to go to the community office (to get community info, and they have to apply to live in the community).6. I have reason to believe that the community has been telling my buyers false information on my home. I contacted the community about 2-3 months after I listed the home to see what prices they were listing theirs at and what their average sell time was, and the lady completely went off (before I even told her my exact house #, indicating this was something at the forefront of her mind) saying that I had all these title issues with my house and that it would cost $15k to "fix" and that I needed to make sure all my buyers new about these "problems".7. I panicked of course, and this was when I did my research and was assured by many that there were NO issues with my house - that a deed was not a "problem", and that all facts about my house were disclosed properly like any other house.8. Then it hit me, maybe my house was not selling because the community was telling all my buyers this false information.9. I had one offer, and had thought it fell through because the buyer wanted me to pay for his hotel (I didn't want to close for a month) and I countered saying I would pay half. The buyer turned down the offer and his realtor said he decided to buy a home through the community instead. I had assumed it was because I didn't accept paying for his hotel, but now I think maybe he was told about these "title issues" and they turned around and sold them one of theirs.10. Later, my realtor got a call from a lady that said she was told there were title issues, but she just wanted to find out more information (so they WERE saying that my house had problems).11. I finally had another offer, and at the step of the inspection and the buyer applying for residence to the community (in other words, she had to go to the community office). The inspection came back great (to my relief!) - I had a short list of things to fix, which took my about 2 hours (replace smoke detector in hallway, fix loose board on porch, etc.) - other than that the inspector just noted that my water heater, though in perfect working order, was old (I think it is 10-12 years old). I thought we were good, then find that the buyer dropped out citing the results of the inspection - it made no sense! I can only think that she was told horrible things about my house and used her only legal out on the contract and that was the inspection results...12. I contacted the community and told them that I was aware that things were being said about my property that were untrue and it was preventing the sell of my house - in which the manager denied... I told her that I needed it to stop or I would have no choice but to take legal action.13. I do not know if they stopped or not, but they are still using the forced contact with my buyers to pitch their homes instead. The community says they are selling homes in under a week. More...

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LawTalk

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My wife and her sister inherited a condo from their parents

My wife and her sister inherited a condo from their parents a year and a half ago, by way of a trust.My inlaws attorney says that they cannot receive a quit Claim Deed until such time as they sell the condo. At which time he will submit a form for a Quit Claim Deed. Is this correct? Can they not obtain a Deed in their names without selling the condo first?

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Ray

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Doctoral Degree

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If you have a quit claim deed to property due to the death

If you have a quit claim deed to property due to the death of a relative and are continuing to make payments on said property are you eligible to take out a second mortgage on said property?

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Ely

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Juris Doctor

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