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Jointly Held Assets: Avoiding Some of the Pitfalls

Two or more people may own assets jointly. This most often means that on the death of one of the joint owners, full title to the asset(s) will immediately transfer to the surviving joint owner(s), known as a right of survivorship. The result is that probate fees, some solicitors’ fees, some creditors, and publicity are […]

Post-Closing Property Tax Surprises for Newly Constructed Homes

Purchasers of newly constructed homes are often surprised to receive after closing omitted or supplementary property tax bills. They are issued because between annual assessments of property values, properties continue to change. For example, new homes are constructed, owners renovate, additions are built and the uses of properties change. The change in the current value […]