The finish is defective and the cabinets have to be re-finished (for $10,000). Who do I take action against (in small claims court)? The contractor that I hired or the finisher that he independently hired.
It would a county court case which has jurisdictional authority on cases between $7,500 and $15,000. You would have to determine venue (Which county to file in) under the court rules. Generally you would sue everyone that did not fulfill their obligations under the contract. In this situation it...Read more »
It was dropped off on 4/8 and trackinf shows it cashed 4/10. He did not contact us until 4/15 to claim he did not get it. He is demanding a late fee and a double payment on the next due date. He also is requesting we revise our original agreement. He has not specified the changes he wants.... Read more »
Dear Potential Eviction Client: While I endorse the efforts you are making to show the Owner that the Owner endorsed the payment, in the meantime if you are able to afford it I would strongly recommend you go ahead and expedite making the payment that is being demanded (a second time, in your...Read more »
I was checking in on someone's dogs twice a day for ten days while they were away. They did damage to the owner's property. I agreed to feed and water them. Let them out in the morning and inside in the evening. They are not denying that I did that, but they want me to pay for damages... Read more »
This is an interesting question with no clear answer. The only way the owner could collect money from you is if the owner sues you in court and wins. Since the dogs were not yours and you performed your agreed upon duties, I think you have a viable defense that the damage is not your...Read more »
The other night we took in a dog wandering on the street to get it off the street and in a safer environment. I have posted her picture in a few large facebook groups in my city trying to locate her rightful owner and we have taken her to the Humane Society and found she has a chip but it has been... Read more »
Technically, animals are considered property in Colorado and the law on abandoned property is that the legal rights of the original owner are not severed until 5 years have passed. Obviously, that is a long time in the life of a dog. Shelters can sever ownership after 5 days. Given that you do not...Read more »
Past employer refuses to pay final check. Check is also missing correct overtime and commissions. claiming the check is going towards a minor fender bender I was apart of months prior in company truck on the clock. I exchanged insurance information and continued working, after I started a new job... Read more »
In Colorado you can either file a lawsuit or file a wage claim with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. Which is the better option for you is impossible to say without knowing more facts about your situation. You should talk to an employment attorney in Colorado. In some cases you can...Read more »
We discovered the damaged garage one month after closing, which prompted us to check to see if he had pulled permits on the garage and found out he didn't pull any permits for anything, including the interior renovations, roof, fence, garage.
He wanted to sell and now he doesnt and he keeps telling me I cant sell with out his consent. I am the one who pays the bank, the house is in my name, he had bad credit so I put him on the title in hopes of building it. I found something about tenancy in common vs joint tenancy does that apply... Read more »
I hired a guy to pet sit at my house. He was the boyfriend of my friend's daughter. I paid him $600 cash up front with written instructions on how to care for my animals. I deem that a contract. From watching my camera, he would leave at 10:30am in the morning and not come back until... Read more »
$4200 which we never authorized. What do we do? He is requiring immediate payment or storage of $35 per day. We have already paid $1000 to machine shop. $350 in parts and $1000 in payments to mechanic. We do not have the balance right now. What do we do?
No. While under some circumstances there might be a shared obligation for regular maintenance of a boundary fence, that would not include having to repair damage carelessly caused by a co-owner. They should consider turning it in to their homeowner's insurance company.
A few details of why we are askin....in 2011 a loan was signed on a vehicle (our names no where on the loan) the truck this lady is trying to get us to pay for was involved in a wreck, at the time of the wreck one of us was driving so the name is on the accident report. she voluntarily had the... Read more »
Based on your facts it is possible for a claim to be filed to recoup some or all of the damage related to the accident. You cannot be made to assume another person's debt, unless there are other factors involved that are not mentioned. Whether a claim is filed and/or whether the claim will be...Read more »
You will need to take them to court. This likely can be handled in small claims court. The forms can be found at the CO Courts webpage. A lawyer can assist (or wholly handle) this matter, but a lawyer is not required (esp. for small claims cases). Prior to filing it may be advisable to send a...Read more »
The building manager said they would send one housekeeper but she would have to clean around furniture and would not be able to clean the whole apartment. There were mouse droppings and a mouse hole in the bathroom, digesting. Also they said a construction project would be going on from 19th to... Read more »
You may have grounds for constructive eviction. You will need to contact a lawyer. While Colorado Legal Services and your local bar have resources for landlord-tenant issues, you may have to hire a lawyer.
The normal rule in Colorado is that 5 years is maximum allowable term in which property can be reclaimed. However, there are numerous exceptions. Since guns are registered, the 5 year limitation likely does not apply. While it is debatable whether you are under a legal obligation to return the gun...Read more »
I signed a 6 month lease with my landlord who also owns the place. The day I moved in, my landlord gave me a 30 day notice because she wanted to move back in. I want to make sure I get my deposit back, which there should be no problem with. As for compensation for putting me in a compromising... Read more »
Absent terms in the lease agreement, the landlord is proposing to breaching the terms of the lease. The landlord cannot terminate the lease (just like you cannot) provided that you are not in violation of the lease agreement (i.e. current with your rent). However, both the tenant and the landlord...Read more »
I lost my job and had to have shoulder surgery so I was unable to make my payments. I am now currently working. And would like to make another payment arrangement. And I'm wondering if there could be jail time for this offense?
Jail time is possible, but unlikely. Similarly setting up a new payment arrangement may not be a realistic possibility. The critical part, is that you will need to start paying the court award quickly AND continue to pay.
I assume this is for payment. If it is, yes you can. Similarly if wish to cease co-ownership (which may not exist if you are the sole party listed on title) via a forced sale, this is also likely an option.
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