All posts in Property Rights

Can I Get My Co-Borrower With Bad Credit Off the Mortgage so I Can Refinance?

My father co-signed for my home mortgage back in 2011, and now I'm trying to refinance and found out that he has debts in collections, and we were told that there is nothing we can do to refinance or even sell the house until those debts are paid off in full! So is there anything at all that I can do to get him off of the mortgage, legally? Read more [...]

If I Sign Over a Sewer Easement to the HOA, Would I Be Giving Up Rights?

A neighbor wants to have the county add a sewer line in their back yard to fix drainage issues. It would connect to the line that runs through my property. In order for the county to move forward, they want me to sign over the right to easement to the HOA. Then going forward the HOA would be required to maintain the lines. Would the easement cause me issues in the future when trying to sell my house? What rights would I be giving up? Read more [...]

How Do I Get My Ex Off the Title of the House He and My Father Purchased?

My father purchased a home with my boyfriend at the time. My ex-boyfriend did not equally contribute financially, and now wants us to pay $20,000 for him to give up his share of the property. The plan is to get him off the deed and mortgage and put me on as the co-owner. I was told that the only way to do this is to re-finance. We do not want to sell the house either. I just want to know my options at this point and what he is entitled to. Thanks in advance for your response. Read more [...]

Can I Cut a Lock on a Gate Blocking My Access to My Property’s Easement?

There is a right of way for my property on the deed. The owner of the property which the easement is on has a locked gate blocking access to the easement. Can I legally cut the lock off the gate or perhaps just clear a path next to the gate and put my own gate in next to his? Read more [...]

How Can We Get a Neighboring Golf Course to Maintain Its Grounds?

What can our homeowners association do about our neighboring golf course's failure to maintain its grounds? Read more [...]

What are the Drainage Requirements for Private Roads?

A company built a new road and all the lots next to the road flood constantly. Is that legal? Shouldn't they have had to build some kind of drainage or something in the road to prevent this? Read more [...]