I hired them in May and its the end of October and they have only 10 percent left to do. I have paid them 2/3 of the contract but I cant get them to come out and finished the job. they keep telling me they are really busy. Can I just not pay them the rest and hire someone else to finish or do I... Read more »
If you hire someone else to finish, the roofer can put a mechanic's lien on your house. That will make things messy. The roofer's contract might not have had all the required consumer protection terms, so if it went to court, the contract might be deemed invalid. If the roofer...Read more »
Send him written notice of termination. If it is a financial POA, also notify any banks, insurance companies, or others with whom you might have business dealings that his POA has been terminated. If it is a health care POA, notify your doctors and other medical facilities where you are a patient.
Right now divorce is not on the table, they are receiving separate counseling. My father is volatile, and I would not like her to be caught off guard. What are some things she should keep in mind going forward if my father tries to surprise her with divorce papers?
That is a conversation she should have in private with her attorney. Too much depends on the specifics of her situation - finances, age, health, employment, etc. She should use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local divorce attorney who can meet with her to discuss her situation and how she can...Read more »
My father and she went to court to fight for custody when I was younger but it was determined that I'd live with her, she recently wanted to move to a different state but I want to finish my schooling, I wanted to know if I could live here without her, without getting into legal trouble with... Read more »
She would have to notify the court of her intent to relocate, and your father would be notified, and he could then apply for a change in the custody arrangement. Talk to your mother and father about it.
Some courts allow a tenant to evict an occupant, other courts require the landlord to evict. Check with your local court or use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local attorney to advise you. Court personnel might not answer questions or give correct answers.
If the will has been submitted to probate, and the court has appointed an executor, then the executor must follow the terms of the will and sell the property if there is no agreement among siblings. The probate court would have to approve any potential sale. The executor also must take proper...Read more »
It depends on what your lease says about having other occupants stay in your premises. If she tries to evict you, then use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney who handles eviction matters to review the situation and advise you. Note that an eviction is a permanent public...Read more »
You'll have to work it out with landlord. If you signed a lease, then fail to move in and pay rent, landlord can sue you for breach of the lease. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney who can review the lease and all the facts, and then advice you of your options...Read more »
Can a landlord last minute decided on not renewing the lease renewal after tenant agreed to new terms and rent increase..tenant has been a resident for over ten years. With the pandemic tenant had no intentions on moving due to being at high risk with some health issues . the lease renewal was hand... Read more »
You'll have to retain a local attorney to review the lease, the renewal provisions, and all the facts and then represent you if landlord files an eviction. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to find a local attorney who handles evictions.
All of those penalties are up to the judge, who will likely feel that an inexperienced driver going 80 mph is totally irresponsible, and endangers the lives of others. Driving is a privilege, not a right, so when you endanger others, expect not to be driving for a while. Use the Find a Lawyer tab...Read more »
I chose for my daughter to go to my sisters due to an investigation in the home, the person being accused is not in the home and turned themselves into police August 3 this year. Since my daughter has been with my sister, it has been nothing but chaos and threats and harassment from my sister and... Read more »
Does a landlord need to give both tenants notice prior to entry or work being done? Right now the downstairs is empty and I live upstairs, and random workers keep coming in to do work downstairs without our knowledge. It can be unsettling finding a random person in the house, so I want to know... Read more »
There are no landlord-tenant laws specific to duplex units. Landlord must give tenant reasonable notice before entry, typically 24 hours. But there is no real penalty if landlord doesn't. You could call the police, but they are unlikely to do anything. Landlord-tenant law is at this link:...Read more »
We have paperwork in our closing that there are no violations at this property. Also property assessment showing two sheds. Two neighbors have said this metal shed has been there over 5 years. Do we have any legal recourse to fight this?
Sure, you can fight it. But the HOA can spend a lot of money on litigation to try to enforce its rules. If it has been there 5 years, then you might be able to win, but it could be expensive. Use the Find a Lawyer tab to retain a local real estate attorney who deals with HOAs to review the...Read more »
Prior to the eviction notice, I was served 3 days to vacate the premises. I contacted the rental office to rectify and renew, I was told they could not. I appeared in court, but the judge dismissed the case due rental company accepting payments and different lease expiration dates. What rights do... Read more »
If your rent becomes past due again, landlord must follow the proper eviction process, which requires a 3 day notice, then filing an eviction complaint. If landlord does not follow the proper process, then attend the eviction hearing and testify accordingly. The federal Center for Disease Control...Read more »
The mortgage loan is upside down/exceeds the value of the house by about $32,000 so no one (his adult children or siblings) wishes to purchase the house for the amount owed on the loan. We just found will and I (Sister) am named executor. Does ex-wife have any say so about his estate selling... Read more »
She could be responsible. It depends on the terms of the divorce. If the terms of the divorce required him to be responsible for the repayment or refinance, then his estate is liable to pay it. Otherwise both she and his estate are liable to pay it. HIs executor should use the Find a Lawyer tab...Read more »
I moved in with my mom to a rental property in July of 2020. She completely screwed me after we moved in and took over the house. So I want to leave. I’m not in a formal lease. I’m just in a month to month agreement with my landlord. I never signed anything. I want to leave soon but my landlord... Read more »
It depends on landlord. If landlord files an eviction, he would probably name both you and your mother, and that becomes a permanent court record that could make it difficult for you to rent from a landlord who checks. So try to work it out with landlord to avoid that.
The tenant said she has involved an agency to help her for August and September's rent. Before October she agreed to pay the amount equivalent to a month rent on the 1st. However, she refused to add the late fee since she was paying on time. I explained to her that she needed to include the... Read more »
The written lease that she signed specifies what late fees she incurs. If she doesn't pay the full amount of all rent and late fees, then you can file for an eviction. But she might be protected by the recent federal guidelines from the Center for Disease Control that protects some tenants...Read more »
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