JIM, Mike, Georgetown University Law School discussed on Olsen on Law
Eight, Mike. We'd love to help you get your state planning done. That's what we do on a day-to-day basis, and we'd love to assist you and other listeners out there. Let's go to Jim in something or county. Jim you're on news ninety six five. Go ahead. Thanks for taking my call. I have a neighbor that decided to landscape about three feet onto my property unaware of where the property line was do I need to be concerned about that. When I either go to sell or he goes to sell is it a flower bed, or is it hard scaping like a fence or a wall? No stones and landscaping block. Okay. So the bottom line, Jim is I don't appreciate your neighbor doing that. Without looking at a survey. I but at the end of the day, it's not going to hurt you necessarily. And this is why people are always concerned. Well, my neighbour put his fence on my property or stonewall my property will buy property become my neighbor's property someday. The answer is no. For adverse possession here in the state of Florida. They would have to be paying he would have to be paying your real estate taxes on that three feet of property, Jim, and that's never gonna happen. So that property will never be his Jim what this may be create an issue is this is that when you go to sell your house and your new buyer gets us survey and sees at your neighbors walls on your property. Hey, it may be an issue for your buyer. So Jim, here's how I usually resolve that I usually resolve it by doing an agreement that signed by you and your neighbor where your neighbor acknowledges that this wall. And this landscaping is on your property, you both agree that you're gonna leave it as is no problem. But if you ever want to remove it, your neighbors, giving you the permission to remove it. And that's gonna give your new buyer comfort level down the road. Jim does that make sense? It does. Thank you very much. I really appreciate it. You're welcome. If you want some help with that agreement you let me know, and you know, as it happens. I built a stone wall had paid somebody to build stonewaller winter over my neighbor's property a little bit. We didn't mean to. But we did and my neighbor, and I we signed that same agreement by the way when you get that agreement done you record it in the public record. So it doesn't get lost in his picked up by all future owners of these two pieces of property. Hey, folks that opens up all of our lines for your legal questions right now. We'd love for you to call eight four four to two zero zero nine six five is the phone number to reach us here in the studio, we're taking in and all your legal questions. But in particular, we are focusing on landlord tenant questions today. Attorney rob Solomon's in the studio with me to answer your landlord tenant questions at eight four four to two zero zero nine six five a rob is back to school time for college kids. And I always think about college kids who are you're putting three or four them in a single apartments. And. I don't know you sometimes there's one listener all signing on one lease. Sometimes it got separate leases, and they have their own bedrooms. But they share a kitchen a living room house at shaken out for college kids are sharing not dormitories, but regular residential properties out there. Well, it is. I think you have put your finger on an interesting and recurring problem, which is how if you're a landlord. How do you want to enter into a lease with this group of people? And I'm not sure there's one way that's better than the other. Typically, it's done in a single lease. Typically, you have the however many people sign onto it. Sometimes you have their parents sign onto it as guarantors as well. But truthfully, even when you do that if you ever had to do an addiction or one person left, and the other people don't want to pay that person share it inevitably leads to problems. I'm not sure you can write out those problems. I think that's what happens when you have multiple people unrelated to each other sharing premises. So if you're a landlord from landlords perspec-. And you got three kids in your rental house. I suppose you'd probably want one Leeson, and they're all three of them are signing on a thing. They are in our joint what we call jointly and severally liable. So doesn't matter to the landlord that one of them left, even though to the other two students they're going. Why should I have to pay for that person? As far as the landlord is concerned. He's written the lease in such a way that the other two parties are responsible for the entire lease. And it's up to the other two parties to chase the third party whose left for some share of responsibility that they have walked away from you know, my son is going to Georgetown University law school this year. And when he moved up there, I was afraid that I might be asked to sign his lease. And thank goodness. It was not asked of me. So I I did want to do it. I'm not sure I would have done it. But thank goodness. He found a place that did not require me to do it. Yeah. Well, that's that's pretty good. Because in my experience, it's very often. The parents who are the last sort of hedge against liability for the landlord. Well, while we're on that point. I just want to make this all the listeners out there. And that is this folks never ever under any circumstances. Co-sign a loan for your boyfriend girlfriend, son daughter friend, do not do it. I had a poor lady. Come Email me last week about a co-signing a forty thousand dollar code alone. I son and her son defaulted on the payments and left the country left her holding the bag, man..