Ask real estate questions from Ruth Baker

Q: My sister and that I jointly own the home by which we both live. Can hospitals and doctors put liens on the house for bills? She is not completely insured and has a medical issue which may become pricey. Is my equity (and hers) exposed, even if they wait until the sale of the … Continue reading Ask real estate questions from Ruth Baker

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Pennsylvania real property law Q&A

Q: How do you remove someone of a house deed who has never paid for, or lived in the property in question? My grandmother owns her home, but her daughter is on the deed. Has been for many years, and it is still unclear as to how she ended up on the deed. I would … Continue reading Pennsylvania real property law Q&A

Georgia real estate disclosure laws in 2017

Q: Without running water can you occupy a rental property in the state of Georgia? Lawyer Solution Brian Lehman A: If the house is uninhabitable, the owner isn't allowed to lease it. Lack of running water causes it to be uninhabitable. Here is the Georgia Landlord-Tenant handbook: http://www.dca.ga.gov/housing/housingdevelopment/programs/downloads/Georgia_Landlord_Tenant_Handbook.pdf Q: We have been married now and … Continue reading Georgia real estate disclosure laws in 2017