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How Do I Redeem Maryland Ground Rent?

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Ground rent is common in Maryland especially with property in Baltimore City. If ground rent is on your property then you are responsible for pay a small amount of money each year to the owner of the ground rent. The amounts vary but I find they are typically around $100 to $200 per year. Owners […]

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Same Sex Marriage, Maryland Deed & Tenants by the Entirety

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A deed for married individuals with property in Maryland should typically be filed as Tenants by the Entirety, though there are occasionally advantageous reasons for filing otherwise. The same is true whether the married couple is of the same sex or of the opposite sex. For a free, confidential conversation to discuss this and other […]

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Modifying: Maryland Deed vs. Mortgage

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While adding a name to a Maryland property deed can be done by filing a new property deed (often referred to as “property title”) with the county, you need to check first with your lender to see if doing so will trigger early payment or penalties. In other words, sometimes the lender agreement prohibits transferring […]

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Maryland Tenants by the Entirety Property Deed and Same Sex Couples

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The following question has recently arisen both with clients and in public discussions. Is special deed drafting language necessary to record a property deed as tenants by the entirety (aka Tenancy by the Entireties or Tenants by the Entireties) if the owners are married and of the same sex? Under Maryland law the answer is […]

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Maryland Property Deed Attorney: Two Types of Maryland Life Estate Deeds

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A Life Estate Deed is a legal document that grants ownership of a parcel of real property (your house, your land) to two separate parties: (1) the Life Tenant, and (2) the Remainderman. For example you can give another person (or yourself) a life estate interest in your home and retain the right to live […]

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Maryland Probate Lawyer: The Process of Transferring a House, Included in a Will, after Death

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This can be done quickly by a local attorney. You should work with an attorney who is knowledgeable with the process in Maryland as the in-take requirements have recently changed in some locations such as Baltimore. A lien cert may also need to be ordered, but this should be handled by your attorney. As your […]

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Maryland Property Law Attorney: Removing a Child From a Deed and Transfer Taxes

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I have assisted clients in removing children from Maryland property deeds. There are many instances when doing so make good legal sense. When do so people often ask: will there be transfer taxes? In most instances the transaction is free from transfer taxes under Maryland law. That said, you should have an attorney first review […]

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Happy New Year! Time to Update Your Property Deed-Title?

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For a free consultation today, contact attorney Stephen J. Reichert at 410-299-4959, sreichert@reichertlegal.com or by clicking here. The Law Office of Stephen J. Reichert, LLC provides professional deed transfers of Maryland property deeds. Deed filing laws are different in each Maryland county; Maryland attorney Stephen J. Reichert understands the laws of Maryland and all 23 […]

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Maryland Property Law Attorney: What Happens When Your Name Is On The Mortgage But Not On The Property Deed?

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A common question from clients involves the above listed scenario where your name is on the mortgage for the property as a borrower however your name is not listed the real property title (Deed). This concern often arises after a divorce or death in the family. Unfortunately in this instance you have no interest in […]

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Baltimore Property Law Attorney: Tenants in Common And The Right To Sell The Property as a Sale in Lieu of Partition

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A co-owner holding title as Tenant in Common, under this scenario, can legally force the sale of the property. The other co-owners could engage in negotiations to buy-out their interest in the home. This also depends on how much equity is in the property. To discuss this and other property laws in Maryland, call or […]

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