Suicide In Home Not Required To Be Disclosed

Question: Last summer my daughter committed suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the family room of our Fountain Hills home. There was significant damage of $15,000 to our family room which required cleaning and repainting by a contractor hired and paid by our homeowner’s insurance company. Our real estate agent said that under Arizona…

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Buyer Not Required to Hold Harmless, Indemnify Brokers

Question: In a recent column you said that real estate brokers, just like doctors and lawyers, cannot require a client to waive in advance a negligence claim against their real estate broker. I am a real estate lawyer and I disagree with you. The Arizona Court of Appeals has approved a limitation in a surveyor’s…

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Termination of Joint Tenancy with Right of Survivorship

 Question:  My daughter and her boyfriend have lived together in a Peoria home for almost 15 years. The deed says joint tenants with right of survivorship.  In other words, if one of them dies the survivor was to get the home. They have shared the costs of the mortgage and the maintenance of the home.…

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