By Gary Singer Sentinel Correspondent
8:54 a.m. EDT, October 19, 2012
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(마이애미 한인) Q: My mother passed away and her home is going into foreclosure with the condo association for non-payment of assessments. The condo has listed me a “possible beneficiary” of her revocable trust and has served foreclosure papers on me. There is no money in the house or in her estate. Can I ignore this? – Gloria
A: It’s never a good idea to ignore a lawsuit, even if you feel you have nothing to lose, because you may be wrong and actually have something to lose. Meet with an attorney to see if you have any liability. In these situations, there are simple steps that you can take to disclaim any interest in your late mother’s property, such as filing a certain form in the public records or deeding your potential interest to the condo association.
(마이애미 한인) Q: I live in a condo, and the unit above me is rented to a family that’s too loud. We already had a meeting with the owner, but the tenants are back to their old tricks. How can we fix this? – Leslie
A: You did the right thing in speaking with the landlord. Do it again. Also, read the condo rules and see if your neighbor is breaking any of them. If so, then the landlord may be fined, and that may be what it takes to get the problem resolved. Also, some condos have rules about the types of flooring and padding that can be installed in a unit. In that case, the association can make the unit owner fix the flooring.
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