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Polk county iowa des moines 50314

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

Yes I am listed as an owner with my fiancee who purchased it in 2016 added me via quit claim 2017

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Back taxes have been paid and soonest possible possession date is March 2019. where he purchased house outright has been incarcerated all but about 90 days and I have maintained, repaired, furnished, and resided in the house 2 years. I believe I could push and win common law marriage status for Iowa but not looking for any more than reasonable comps

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
reasonable compensation for my time and expense in the property. Do I need to have a legal contract drawn up and attached to the property? If I pay the back taxes and catch the property up to current status what are my chances of recovering if we part ways. Can I be awarded a portion of the houses value. He purchased the house from his grandmother's estate(who raised him) with his inheritance of her retirement left to him as beneficiary.
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A written contract could be very helpful if someone is going to pay taxes and expenses for a property. Generally, if someone, even someone in a relationship with someone else who owns the property, that person would be entitled to reimbursement for paying taxes or expenses, including even a management fee for maintaining the property. This would be actually net the rent. In other words, if someone is living as a "tenant" in the property, they would pay the fair market value to rent the place. Anything over that amount would be subject to reimbursement.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
If we parted ways how would I go about having an instrument attached to the property ensuring I received payment upon the sale of the property? Is it possible for him to remove me from the property without my consent?

If your name is ***** ***** the title of the property and you are living in the home, you are technically a tenant and the owner is the landlord. Since there is no written lease, it would be a month to month lease. So, the "landlord" could give the notice to vacate and if the "tenant" does not vacate, the landlord can file an eviction proceeding.

To put a lien on the property, there would have to be a judgement lien against the owner of the property. So, it would require a lawsuit. The only way to put a lien on the property without a judgement is if there was a contractor doing work and that contractor could put a mechanic's lien, and a mortgage lender could also. Otherwise, there would have to be a judgment.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
when he quit claim me TO the property is that not being added to the deed. In other words I went from tenant/property manager to a legal owner jointly with him true or no?

Yes. A quick claim deed transfer to a person, either solely to the person or jointly, would be proof of ownership.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
if I do not attach an instrument to the property given certain amounts claimed would I receive nothing because he purchased solely? Could I receive 50% as joint owner? Or only if common law marriage is established?
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
if we parted ways what means are available for me to be notified of a sale?
would I have to establish and attach instruments at the time of departure? or Could I still make claim at the time of sale even if years into the future?

If you make a contract, you possibly could obtain a security interest in the property if it is set forth in the agreement. As of now, you have no right to the property but still can make a claim for payments you made after deducting typical rent paid. If you got a judgment, then you could place the lien. There is nothing now preventing the sale of the property and there is no right to notice of the sale of the property.

As I said, I know the news is not great, but it is better for you to know all this.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
If I was quit claim deed added to the property I am only responsible for liabilities but exempt any assets?
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
maybe the question should be what is a quit claim deed ?

A quick claim deed transfers any interest the grantor (the current owner) has in the property to a recipient, called the grantee. Basically, it transfers ownership of the property. It can be used to add a person's name to the property too.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
then I am an owner yes and would be entitled proceeds from the property ? am not an owner even though quit claimed to it? still need an instrument attached to the property to ensure compensation upon sale of the property?

If your name is ***** ***** deed and the deed is recorded, upon the sale, you would be entitled to your share of the proceeds.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
my share of the proceeds would be based on the calculations of what?
If both of your names are ***** ***** deed you both get 1/2.
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