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I am a realtor trying to help my parents sell a property in

Hi, I am a realtor trying to help my parents sell a property in Washington State they brought in 1985. They had a real estate contract written up by the sellers attorney, They took out a personal bank loan to pay for the property but have never received a deed/fulfillment deed. They previous seller is now deceased (2003). And apparently the law firm no longer in exists. The loan was paid in full, buyers don't have payment records back that far they only retain 7 years. What could you suggest to clear title and have the now deceased sellers name removed from title, we find no heirs alive. The owner's since 1985 are currently trying to sell this property. Thank you.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: WashingtonJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: no, not as of yet. Not sure what paperwork would be required.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: have a buyer just trying to clear this up so we can close., Of course, time is of the essence and cost a concern

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To try and make it as short and sweet as possible. My

To try and make it as short and sweet as possible. My brother in law and I bought land together. We created a corporation in Texas. The corporation was dissolved in 2008 due to non payment of fees. At that point ownership reverted back to my brother in law and myself. Also at that point I decided to get out of the deal and my brother in law returned everything I had put in. Nothing was ever done about the title however. So now he's trying to sell some of that land and would like me to sign a special warranty deed. I have no problem doing that, I just want to have a statement that says this reverts back to 2008 and that I am not liable or responsible for anything relating to that property since 2008. The statements drawn up do not mention going back to 2008. If I have them add in a statement saying such, will I be protected?

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Richard

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My 2011 built home, has major water damage under the

My 2011 built home, has major water damage under the bathroom tile floor, that we just discovered after my wife nearly stepped through that same floor after getting out of the shower. The home insurance adjuster discovered that the home builder did not install the proper materials in the first place that's necessary for a "wet area". Can I hold the home builder responsible for the repair costs?

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Before I begin, what is the see or this service? Columbia,

Before I begin, what is the see or this service?JA: Where is the property located?Customer: Columbia, South Carolina (apartment community).JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: No.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I leased a 2BR apartment in 2012 that burned in 2015 (faulty wiring). The manager didn't have another 2BR to put me in then and put me in a 3BR that leases for more than the one I originally leased. The regional manager told me to stay in the 3BR paying the lease amount for the 2BR until it was inhabitable. The lease I've been signing the past two years has been for the 2BR (at the current lease rate) although I'm still in the 3BR because they still haven't repaired the 2BR. A notice was put on my door yesterday demanding the difference in the 2BR and 3BR apartment in 5 days, or eviction will begin.

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If the following list of things has happened are we able to

If the following list of things has happened are we able to break our lease. Unsafe EnvironmentThe ceiling in the guest bathroom has been at the point of collapsing for some time now. The first time we put in a service request a technician came and said it was the pipes from the AC above. The second time they came they said it was not leaking so there was nothing that could be done, The third time it was submitted the request was cancelled. Each time the ceiling got progressively worse, we have documented pictures and dates for each time.The flooding from the apartment above and below us has created a strong mildew/mold smell, not only in the carpet but in the walls as well. In fact when we originally put the service request in for the flooding we had water leaking from the electrical outlets, and still had no one come to our apartment until two days later. A email was sent after the request to the office with no response.The neighbors above us have had the cops called on them by their neighbor upstairs, who recently moved, on four separate occasions, twice for domestic disputes and twice for drugs (smoking on the balcony). Pictures have been taken of all occurrences.UnresponsivenessThe email located on the main webpage for the complex is an email that is not even used by the office. In fact the email which after investigation we figured out works for the office, is not even listed on the website or the resident portal where bills are paid. The contact us section of the resident portal also receives no response.In August we sat down with the complex and asked for a 6 month lease, because we were switching job locations, and we have responses from the complex saying it would be done, multiple times we responded and the lease was never drawn up.An email was sent saying due to the situation at hand that we would be moving on from the complex, because of the living conditions and the fact that we did not feel safe living in mold/mildew. The carpets needed to be replaced, the floor in the guest bathroom is heaving, and the ceiling is collapsing, as well as the electrical outlet in the guest bedroom leaking.Let me follow this up saying we had no ill will toward the complex or its employees. We have lived in this complex for almost four years, never missed a payment, never had an issue or complaint. We just no longer felt that it was conducive for us to continue living there with the situation that presented itself. We gave no bad reviews on review sites and mentioned nothing we just asked to be let out of our lease due to all of the listed issues.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: Charlotte, NCJA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: paperwork for what?JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no just the information listed

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My apartment complex in Magnolia, TX advertises that they

My apartment complex in Magnolia, TX advertises that they provide elevators for accessibility to all apartments. However before I moved in and after move in the elevator to access my apartment on the fourth floor has been out for 5 weeks. Management claims that the part to the fix the elevator is back ordered. What can I do legally to get this problem fixed?JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: I have verbally contacted the management many times, have filed a complaint with the attorney general's office and the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Currently waiting to hear from HUD. I have been advised to put my complaint in writing to the management and send by certified mail.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Our building is a stand alone and is serviced by only one elevator. There are a variety of tenants which include elderly, young parents with small children and at least once a month my son visits who suffers from a traumatic brain injury.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: The property is in Magnolia, Texas.

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Law Educator, Esq.

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I have a lease that states "The following items of personal

I have a lease that states "The following items of personal property are included in the premises without warranty and landlord will not maintain, repair, or replace them: refrigerator, washer and dryer"The refrigerator broke beyond repair (and it was past useful life in years) so as the tenant I replaced it. The landlord is now claiming ownership of the new appliance. It was my assumption that if I replaced it, I was able to take it with me when I left and the lease terminated because the appliances were there for convenience, and not included in the lease.

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Roger

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I am looking at purchasing a property in sherrifs sale. The

I am looking at purchasing a property in sherrifs sale. The person i talked with in charge of the outstanding debt for the bank said all liens will be erased at the foreclosure sale besides theirs. Is that true or how do i find out had a title search and there are three liens on the property and numerous more but the property is not listed on the lien.JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And has any paperwork been filed?Customer: Wisconsin. Paperwork as in?JA: Has any paperwork been filed?Customer: There is paperwork filed on the building. Went into foreclosure process back in august and other liens or from past years.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Do they need the address?

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I need information about other required forms to file a

I need information about other required forms to file a special warranty deed in Cook Co. Illinois (City of Evanston) for a condo that is a primary residence. The current deed is tenancy by entirety for my husband and myself. The special warranty deed will transfer the the property to me as "my name, a married woman, as her sole and separate property". The consideration on the deed will be "good consideration". No money will be changing hands. In order to satisfy filing requirements, what other documents in addition to the special warranty deed are we required to file?

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Loren

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