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Do I have to call myself a landlord if my SO helps with my mortgage?

I own a house. Boyfriend lives with me, pays me "rent" to help out with my mortgage. He wants to claim his rent payments on his taxes. But I don't want to be his landlord -- at least, I don't want the IRS to think I'm a landlord. What to do? [more inside]
posted by chowflap on Mar 29, 2009 - 18 answers

The United States vs. Money?

I was reading comments on Fark about an article where a man was pulled over and had $26,000 in his trunk and the money was confiscated but he was not charged. The merit of this is not what my question is about, it is about whether money (or property can be a defendant in a case). [more inside]
posted by thenuts on Mar 22, 2009 - 14 answers

What should a proper property management company do for you as a homeowner?

What should a proper property management company do for you as a home owner paying them to take care of your rental property? [more inside]
posted by Gooney on Mar 12, 2009 - 6 answers

Buying Property on New Jersey Shore. Is it time?

I'm considering buying property on the New Jersey Shore. I like the look of some of the Sea Isle properties that are available under the million mark. The prices have come down nicely since I've been watching but I'm not sure it’s the right time to get into the real estate market yet. [more inside]
posted by nightwired on Feb 2, 2009 - 3 answers

FinancialFutureFilter: What should I be aiming to do to ensure I'm financially ok into my old age but still living (my version of) a good life 'til then? (Australia-centric)

I'm 29, single (assume it's going to remain that way) female, and have spent the last few years saving an amount that's getting close to about $30k, which I presently have in my bank's equivalent of a your average ING Saver account, figuring by now I'd've figured out what I could/was willing to do with it, towards securing some kind of financial future that doesn't involve a cardboard box. I haven't, largely I suppose because I don't know what I need to be aiming for. Looking for advice. More inside. [more inside]
posted by springbound on Jan 27, 2009 - 27 answers

Is there a separation of debt in a marriage (NZ)?

Separation of Personal Debt in an Ongoing Marriage (NZ Law) [more inside]
posted by thomasck on Jan 16, 2009 - 4 answers

How does this work?

Explain to me how property taxes in NYC work. [more inside]
posted by jourman2 on Jan 13, 2009 - 6 answers

We sold our house. Where to now?

After 14 years living in our small farm house a once-agricultural town in Connecticut our family has had to move on. Despite the markets leaning we did make a profit and would like to reinvest it as quickly as possible. As far as what we desire out of a location, we wouldn't like to go any farther north but have no real desire to stay in the state and would consider moving out of New England for the right reasons. [more inside]
posted by jofuu on Dec 30, 2008 - 4 answers

Is the british property market totally dead?

My friend has a one bedroom flat in Edinburgh in Scotland which is let as an overseas landlord arrangment. The tennant is moving out, the flat has an excellent tenancy record (full occupation at all times during the 10 years it has been let out. But it might be time to sell it. Will putting it on the market make it hard to let? Is the British property market now so bad that selling it shouldn't be considered?
posted by singingfish on Dec 4, 2008 - 6 answers

The projector is destroyed - what next?

My friend destroyed my video projector, truly by accident. What to do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 21, 2008 - 34 answers

Need a Real Estate / Property lawyer in Toronto

I need a lawyer in Toronto for Real Estate / Property issues. Specifically, the state of an adjacent property (in violation of multiple orders from the city) seriously affecting ours. Would ideally know the magic password to get the Building Standards people to do their job. Otherwise, any and all other avenues that can be pursued.
posted by winston on Nov 20, 2008 - 4 answers

What can we do with inherited shares of stock in a non publicly traded LLC?

My wife was gifted shares in a now deceased relative's two limited liability corporations. What should/can we do with them? What are our rights? What questions should we be asking? [more inside]
posted by pazoozoo on Oct 9, 2008 - 6 answers

How is sign disappeared?

How are advertising postings on public property viewed in the eyes of the law? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Oct 4, 2008 - 9 answers

Learning How to Share

Need help or ideas coming up with a good way to share a piece of family property with other family members that will avoid any messiness (or at least reduce the chance of messiness occurring) [more inside]
posted by Ham_On_Rye on Sep 14, 2008 - 10 answers

Need to help mom stay in the house.

Need to help mom stay in the house. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 3, 2008 - 9 answers

Is leaning trespassing?

Am I trespassing if I am standing on a public sidewalk, leaning against a wall that directly abuts the sidewalk? [more inside]
posted by youthenrage on Aug 17, 2008 - 24 answers

Wordpress Addon, for adding a property

Wordpress addons: I want to build a basic cms site where I can add properties. I know wordpress well, but I know it is restricted to adding pages or news. Is there any addons where I can make it so I can add my properties into categories. Name, image and details.
posted by spinko on Aug 13, 2008 - 5 answers

Help! I'm being extorted/blackmailed/strong-armed by my sister in law!

My wife and I asked her sister for my wife's wedding dress back. She is refusing to give it to us until we pay her for damage to her car. [more inside]
posted by adi on Jul 27, 2008 - 58 answers

what's a schedule a?

What the heck is a "Schedule A" in real estate? [more inside]
posted by crazylegs on Jul 23, 2008 - 4 answers

Give Me Money For Someone Else's Stuff.

I am my mother's legal guardian. Can I get a loan to pay her bills using her property as collateral? [more inside]
posted by Gianna on Jul 4, 2008 - 13 answers

What is the best online property research service?

I need to provide a recommendation to my bosses on which online property research service the company should subscribe. We had been using Nite Owl which we were accessing via a third-party. Cost isn't too much of an issue, and we were happy with Nite Owl. But I wonder if there aren't others that are just as good? I've been looking at Parcel Quest and DataQuick. Any recommendations for others? We need data for the United States; California, specifically. Incidently, we don't use the information for marketing purposes. It's for socio-economic analyses in support of environmental impact assessments.
posted by socrateaser on May 30, 2008 - 0 answers

Counterfeit careers!

I love counterfeiting. Especially counterfeit toys and clothes, cars and other crazy items! I LOVE counterfeiting. I want to explore the possibility of a career in intellectual property law or other careers that have to do with counterfeiting (like: becoming a counterfeiter!) [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on May 22, 2008 - 13 answers

Death and domains

How may one obtain access to a web site, or ownership of the domain, of someone who had recently died? [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Apr 27, 2008 - 4 answers

Who Owns The Music?

Putting together a course on the history of music as property; I have a lot of the course figured out, but am looking for really well documented and interesting case studies or chronicles of disputes over the ownership of music. [more inside]
posted by fourcheesemac on Apr 13, 2008 - 29 answers

How would a contractor paid a weekly rate by Company X make ownership distinctions between works created for X and works for others?

I've been offered a new contract/consulting job where I would be paid not by the hour or for a specific deliverable, but at a flat weekly rate. Under this arrangement, how might I make intellectual property distinctions between works that will belong to this client, and outside works I may do for myself or others? [more inside]
posted by weston on Apr 8, 2008 - 12 answers

There's no place like a home for sale

What recourse do I have when I'm stuck between 2 realtors? Way more inside [more inside]
posted by hollygoheavy on Apr 7, 2008 - 17 answers

How much was that stuff worth?

How much was that stuff worth? I have to prepare a fairly precise net worth statement for Sept 93 on short notice. Most is easily pulled off old statements, but how do I come up with a solid fair market valuation for household/personal goods? It's peak tax season, so impossible to get an fast answer from an accountant. The only obvious calculator just throws validation errors. [more inside]
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Mar 28, 2008 - 3 answers

What do you wish you knew before becoming a landlord?

I've been thinking a lot about buying a property and renting it out. I have a good grasp on a lot of the essentials, but I was hoping for some input from hive mind as to what I should be prepared for, what I should have ready, and how best to handle being a landlord. [more inside]
posted by smitt on Mar 26, 2008 - 20 answers

Are there such things as Interstate Property Exchanges?

Are there any agencies to help people exchange properties / relocate in the US (i.e. from one state to another)? Do large organizations HR help their employees? Is it something the Government does to help out? [more inside]
posted by Dub on Mar 21, 2008 - 7 answers

Dealing with a delinquent renter -- Time to send another strongly-worded letter or bust kneecaps?

What should I do about a (possible) problem renter who isn't paying on time and putting off late fees he owes me? I'm renting out my condo and have been have been having a problem with getting the renter to pay on time. (This is the first time I've rented out to him the place.) He's always paid the rent portion in full, but he owes me $150 in late fees and has put it off, I want to snuff this out quickly and not make this a chronic problem. I moved out state about a month ago but explained to the renter that the check had to be postmarked on the first of every month to be mailed to me. I still have a bunch of local friends acting as 'property managers' who can go and break kneecaps if necessary. [more inside]
posted by jkl345 on Mar 10, 2008 - 43 answers

I just want somewhere to live, honestly.

Am I about to get screwed over in regards to the house I'm buying, that's currently being renovated? [more inside]
posted by Jimbob on Mar 3, 2008 - 4 answers

Help me figure out if there's any way to claim a deceased family member's unclaimed property

Help me figure out if there's any way to claim a deceased family member's unclaimed property [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jan 20, 2008 - 6 answers

We adore our cat and we're good parents to her. Do we have to give her up?

Our former roommate had a cat, which he was babysitting for his ex. He lived with us for 6 months and barely acknowledged this wonderful, personable animal - they hadn't bothered to give her a name - and my girlfriend and I became close with her and kept her for 2 months after the roommate moved out. Now he has reappeared and wants to take her back to a lonely, neglected existence. We want to say no. How can we do this? [more inside]
posted by empty commercial spaces on Jan 11, 2008 - 94 answers

Give me a fire by Christmas, please!

What, if any, are the effects of express warranties by landlord and landlord's agents under New Jersey landlord tenant law? [more inside]
posted by bunnycup on Dec 14, 2007 - 6 answers

Finding a class B property rental.

How do we find a home for our dojo? [more inside]
posted by zennie on Dec 10, 2007 - 6 answers

Playing House Fairly

I'm planning on buying a house with my SO. We will contribute different amounts to the down payment and the monthly payments. How do we calculate how much of the resultant property each of us owns, especially when we don't know how the property will (or will not!) appreciate? [more inside]
posted by iknowizbirfmark on Dec 7, 2007 - 29 answers

Should we pay this fee (UK)?

Does anyone know anything about UK property law? Can they make us pay this? Conveyancer demanding small payment they should have asked us for a year ago. [more inside]
posted by altolinguistic on Nov 28, 2007 - 4 answers

Trespassing hunters

How to deal with trespassing hunters. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Nov 18, 2007 - 32 answers

Using 401K & Roth IRA to purchase second property

Using 401K & Roth IRA to purchase second property ?? Is this possible ?? Any suggestions. Thanks, ek
posted by endlessknot on Nov 18, 2007 - 13 answers

I don't want to sell

Can my parents sell a piece of property without my consent? [more inside]
posted by drleary on Nov 16, 2007 - 12 answers

I feel a little guilty for having done this, but

I’ve ratted out my company to a prospective client. [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy on Oct 28, 2007 - 24 answers

Will fixing something I'm not legally bound to fix set a legal precedent with my neighbors?

Tree branch fell on next-door neighbor's house. He has asked me to take care of it. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 16, 2007 - 19 answers

How do we help a 17 year old kicked out of the house?

How do we help a 17 year old kicked out of the house get his property and identification? [more inside]
posted by Leenie on Sep 14, 2007 - 17 answers

Does a cheap summer house still exist?

Are there any reasonably-priced summer homes left in New England? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by um_maverick on Sep 6, 2007 - 6 answers

How to split a property asset?

My father and his brother currently own a sizable piece of property in upstate NY. They each own 50% of the property. My uncle will eventually leave his half to his three sons, and my father will leave his half to his three daughters (which of course, includes me). Due to health reasons, there is a good chance my uncle will move elsewhere and transfer his ownership to my cousins in the near future. [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Sep 4, 2007 - 14 answers

$100k to spend on vacation home. Where?

$100k USD to spend on a "vacation home". Ideally, great activities nearby (skiing, beaching, etc) on a lake or mountains. North America or Europe. Where should we buy? [more inside]
posted by wflanagan on Aug 13, 2007 - 18 answers

Help me find a financial advisor

I need a financial advisor in the Glendale/Burbank CA area ASAP. [more inside]
posted by kamikazegopher on Jul 23, 2007 - 2 answers

How to get a stranger to sell property

Please suggest a good approach to a real estate owner for a possible sale. [more inside]
posted by Glow Bucket on Jul 11, 2007 - 4 answers

Whose wall is it anyway?

I live on a street where the houses are not on the same ground level and so there are retaining walls between the properties. The house on my uphill side was built in the 1920’s and my house was built on a vacant lot between two houses from that era in 1961. Thanks to a brochure of the development in the 20’s, I have a picture of these two neighboring houses when my lot was vacant. The picture clearly shows the walls, or in actuality, the walls that are visible above ground level. These walls were built on top of the real retaining walls and were wood frame inside with chicken wire and plaster over the outside. [more inside]
posted by Leeman on Jul 9, 2007 - 5 answers

Any Chicago landlords I should avoid?

Have any Chicago mefites had experience with Hunter Properties, Acorn Management, Lake Front Management, Lee Street Apartment Rentals, or Water Tower Realty? Praise is as welcome as criticism. [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Jul 4, 2007 - 3 answers

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