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You may need to help landlord find your ex

Jan 13 2017 | 11:36 am - Q. I lived with my boyfriend for about a year and a half in an apartment we rented. I left with about seven months to go in the second year of our lease. We agreed that he would be totally responsible for the rent payments until the lease was up.

Inspection leads to canceled sale and earnest money battle

Dec 16 2016 | 1:58 pm - Q. My husband and I sold our house a few weeks ago. The buyers asked for a longer home inspection period because they said they were going out of town and couldn’t do the inspection until they got back. We agreed to give them 15 days to do...

‘As is’ sale does not eliminate repair discussions

Dec 02 2016 | 10:54 am - Many homeowners have a misconception of what selling a property “as is” means. They believe by selling a home “as is,” the buyer is agreeing to accept the property in it’s current state, warts and all. This is not...

Renters have rights when the property is foreclosed

Sep 30 2016 | 2:44 pm - Q. We are looking to buy something in a year or so. We are now renting and the property owner advised us that he is going into foreclosure. Do renters have any rights in these circumstances, and if so, what are they?

Trust can be changed to remove condominium

Sep 16 2016 | 4:32 pm - Q. A few years ago, my husband and I set up a trust and living will. Now we would like to deed our condo in the trust over to our daughter. Does the trust have to be changed or the condo removed from the trust?

Family fights over ownership of mother’s home

Sep 02 2016 | 2:15 pm - Q. I had been living with my mom for the past 12 years in the house she has owned for at least the last 20 years. She has always told me the house would be mine when she died. My mom died a few months ago and I thought everything was fine until I...

Buyer of rental property says he doesn’t have security deposit

Jul 22 2016 | 2:17 pm - Q. I purchased a six-flat about six months ago. A fomer tenant sent me an email telling me where to send her security deposit. I received a rent roll from the seller when I bought the building that showed there was no security deposit for her...

Mortgage trumps divorce agreement

Jul 08 2016 | 4:27 pm - Q. My ex and I were divorced about five years ago. There was no money in the house and he wanted to stay so I happily left. I was still on the mortgage so he promised in our agreement to make all the mortgage payments and sell or refinance the...

County assessor’s decisions can be appealed

Jun 10 2016 | 1:31 pm - Q. I filed a request to reduce my tax assessment and it was denied. I saw on the notice that I could still appeal the county’s decision but was confused as to how to proceed.

Earnest money in limbo after buyers back out

May 13 2016 | 2:25 pm - Q. My husband and I sold our home and were scheduled to close the sale a few weeks ago. Two days before the closing, we found out the buyers were getting a divorce and they didn’t want to buy the house anymore.

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