How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Barrister Your Own Question
Barrister, Lawyer
Category: Real Estate Law
Satisfied Customers: 37364
Experience:  16 years real estate, Realtor. Landlord 26 years
Type Your Real Estate Law Question Here...
Barrister is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My wife quick claim her home to a real estate investor. They

Customer Question

My wife quick claim her home to a real estate investor. They paid the mortgage for a few years everything was okay. The real estate investor fell on hard times. The investor quick claim the home back over to my wife. Come to find out the house is trashed. Do we have any recourse?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Barrister replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I will try my level best to help with your situation or get you to someone who can.


I am afraid that I don't have very good news, so please don't "shoot the messenger". When wife quitclaimed over the house to the investor, she gave up all ownership of it to the investor. So it is then his house to do what he wants and maintain however he chooses to. Then if wife accepted a quitclaim deed back for the property, she would have accepted it in the present condition it was in so she wouldn't have any legal grounds to go after the investor for damages.


I am very sorry that I don’t have better news, but please understand that I do have an ethical and professional obligation to provide customers with legally correct answers based on my knowledge and experience, even when I know the answer doesn’t make the customer happy. I don't want to see you spend a bunch of money on an attorney trying to pursue something that won't result in a win for you...





Related Real Estate Law Questions