A: Generally, a construction company or general contractor can charge by the hour and the terms and pricing are outlined in your contract. Some companies may be willing to negotiate a fixed price or a mix of the two. However, it is usually unlikely for a general contractor to charge by the hour as they usually charge a daily rate or a percentage of the cost of the project. If you are looking for an attorney to review your contract, please feel free to contact me.
A: First, not all power of attorney agreement will include the authority to sell property. Often if it does, it is applicable only while the donor is alive unless there was some sort of transfer of that right. Second, whether or not the property has already been transferred or disposed of would be an important fact here as well as how the property was owned. Without more information I cannot specifically answer that question. I recommend that you consult a real estate or probate attorney. If you need assistance finding one, please feel free to reach out to me directly. Good luck!
A: This really depends on your claim. In New Hampshire, undischarged mortgages that have been on record for more than 50 years become void unless prior to the 50 years the mortgagee or assignee state the mortgage is not discharged, and upon recording of such, the 50 years begins again. N.H. RSA 479:28. New Hampshire also has protections for mortgagors where a mortgagee neglects to record its discharge within 60 days of the discharge, in some situations. I was unable to determine your specific situation based on your questions so please excuse the overly broad generalizations in my answer.