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Rapidly accumulating late fees cause hardship

Mar 07 2018 | 4:28 pm - Q. I have been renting a condominium for about six months. I keep getting bills from my landlord showing that I owe $25 per day for every day the rent is late past the 5th of the month. Right now, he is showing I owe him an additional $800 just for...

Seller, real estate agent at odds over commission

Feb 21 2018 | 2:57 pm - Q. I am in a big fight with my former real estate agent. I had my property listed with her for about six months last year. I received no offers. I took the house off the market in December and told her I no longer required her services. A short time...

Condo hit with lien after couple splits

Feb 07 2018 | 5:07 pm - Q. My girlfriend and I owned a condominium together for about five years. Last summer, we split up. We calculated how much equity we had in the condo and I paid her around half. She signed a quitclaim deed giving me her interest in the property.

Make sure association fees are current before the closing

Dec 13 2017 | 2:08 pm - Q. I am purchasing a condominium from a bank. The condo was a foreclosure property. I have purchased many properties and was not planning on using an attorney. I am concerned though about any potential assessments due the association as a result of...

Requirements must be met to put a lien on someone’s home

Nov 15 2017 | 4:23 pm - Q. I bought a car from a friend of a friend. I agreed to pay him $750 a month for one year, which we both agreed would cover the cost of the car. I stopped payments after the car needed repairs, and it looks like the seller has filed a lien against...

Court costs and attorneys fees are not the same thing

Oct 24 2017 | 10:54 am - Q. I was a tenant in a guy’s condo for a couple years. I lost my job and the landlord sued to have me evicted. The judge said I had to pay him $850. Yesterday I received a letter from him saying he spent $900 on his attorney and he also wants...

Escrow fund should not be short right after closing

Oct 06 2017 | 11:01 am - Q. We purchased a condo in May of 2010 and immediately rented it to our daughter and granddaughter. They lived there for seven years and in 2017 we sold it to her and we closed on the condo sale. After only a very short time, my daughter has...

Couple discovers past loan still a “lien” on their home

Aug 25 2017 | 1:36 pm - Q. My wife and I are in the process of obtaining a home equity loan for our co-op apartment. We currently have one mortgage on the co-op and are obtaining a home equity loan from a second bank in order to renovate the kitchen. Everything was going...

Best to keep up your utilities on, and record clear

Aug 11 2017 | 11:56 am - Q. My tenant is living in my rental house, has not paid rent or utilities and the lease states that the tenant is responsible for utilities. The utilities are in my name.

If rental unit is unlivable, get city involved

Jul 14 2017 | 1:35 pm - Q. I rented the lower level of a house in Naperville about 18 months ago. Recently I had to contact my landlord regarding not only mice but mold.

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