A deed is a legal document that states who owns a piece of property. We’ve got articles, blog posts, podcasts, and videos with information for your questions about who owns the property, transferring deeds and quit claim deeds.
When someone passes away without a will, it’s difficult to determine who the deed will be transferred to. Q: My aunt left me her house when she passed away but she didn't have a will and we didn't have any papers signed to state that she wanted me to have it. She told my cousin [...]
A woman tries to reclaim assets after her father's death. Before dying he lived with his mother and gave her power of attorney to handle his affairs. The woman says her grandmother passed on a car and house when the father left them to her (his daughter). What can the woman do to get the car and the house back? What rights did the power of attorney give to the grandmother?
Can you use a transfer on death (TOD) deed to transfer title to a mobile or manufactured home? Using a TOD deed to transfer title depends on whether you own the land on which the mobile home sits and on your state's laws. Transfer on death deeds are an easy and inexpensive way to transfer title of a property.
Can a daughter's name be added to the deed of her home since the daughter has started to make mortgage payments for her parents? While it may seem like a good short-term solution, there are many implications to the daughter assuming the mortgage. How can they protect both the parents and the daughter in the transaction? There have been incidents where the children assuming the mortgage have evicted their parents. Another option is to add the daughter's name to the house deed in addition to the names of the parents.
We've recently been working on several stories about transfer on death deeds for real estate. A TOD deed allows you to transfer the title of a propert...
In simple terms, a quitclaim deed transfers any interest a person may have in the property without making any representations as to whether that person owns the home or not. A warranty deed performs the same task but gives the buyer (or person receiving the title) a representation that the person signing the deed and conveying a property has an interest in that property to convey. Most people use quitclaim deeds to transfer title between themselves. Sometimes, and for obscure title insurance purposes, it may be better to use a warranty deed.
If you want to transfer property in to a revocable living trust - can you do so without a lawyer? Because it can be a complicated process and an error with the title could cause future problems, you should pay an attorney to do it. Or you can go to a title company for help.
To transfer a deed to a home, the persons involved must consent. If a person wants to give a gift of real estate, they can purchase the property and deed it to someone else. But putting someone on a deed will not be sufficient to transfer title of the property to the recipient.
No one should ever sign his or her name to a mortgage loan or any other legal document without understanding exactly what the document says and what the transaction is all about. Mortgage documents can run several dozen pages, but by initialing each page, you're certifying that you have read and understand what each page says.
A mother's will outlined that her personal property would be divided equally between her two sons. One son later says he has a life estate deed that says he is the sole heir to the property. Finding out if the life estate deed is valid will determine if it trumps what was outlined in the mother's will?