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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Q: my lease says the landlord can do a non-renewal of lease 60 days before. Some lawyer sent me the non-renewal of lease

is that allowed? and if that is the case shouldnt the letter say the lawyer is representing the landlord?

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Nellie T Schulz answered on Feb 4, 2020

Technically, you may have an argument. There does exist a case concerning a long-term commercial lease with a similar provision which held that a letter declaring a non-monetary default sent by an unknown lawyer was not effective because the unknown person didn’t identify himself as... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Energy, Oil and Gas and Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Q: Suspect gas lines aren't setup properly. Overcharged on gas bills.

My gas Bill's tripled dec and Jan. $140 in dec and $193 jan. I live in an efficiency smaller than most hotel rooms. I paid less in 3 bedroom houses monthly in past even in winter. I keep bugging and disputing and landlords avoiding. Bill is due Friday. Can I call gas company out without his... Read more »

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Nellie T Schulz answered on Feb 3, 2020

I assume that you live in a building which houses more than one tenant; that neither you nor any other tenant has its own gas meter; that you have lived at the building for a long time and that you have a written lease with a term longer than month-to-month; that you have read the lease carefully... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: My friend has been living with her boyfriend for 10 years. She wants to have him leave. His name is not on the mortgage

but his name is on the deed. what should she do so she does not lose her house

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Nellie T Schulz answered on Feb 2, 2020

If the two persons are not married and they are the only ones named as “Grantees” on the deed, then either may attempt to negotiate to buy out the other’s interest in the house, but if they cannot agree on a price or how to divide the proceeds, they may go to court to have the court... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Q: My landlords just informed me today that my rent will be more than doubling with the renewal lease. what can I do?

They told me it is because my rent was a special rate at the time I signed the lease. However the realtor and the rental company failed to disclose this information before I signed the lease. My rent is now going from 1250 to 2725. Is there anything I can do?

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Nellie T Schulz answered on Jan 3, 2020

Not much you can do, except move out. If the rental market in your area for tenants is not good, you may ask the landlord for a short term renewal for a few months so you have some time to find a new apartment. Make sure it’s a “ renewal” as opposed to an “extension” because a... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: If someone dies without a will and owned a house with two of her children will grandchild by a 3d deceased child inherit

House is in Pa. No will can be found. House Owned jointly by deceased and two surviving children. Third child died many years ago, never on the deed. Do the deceased daughter's children inherit anything?

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Nellie T Schulz answered on Dec 12, 2019

There are specific laws in Pennsylvania regarding many less typical circumstances which affect the inheritance of or forfeiture by the deceased’s (called the “decedent”) spouse, stepchildren, adopted children, parents, siblings, aunts and uncles and the children of aunts and uncles and other... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Hi how can I find out if my home has a lien on it

I'm trying to refinance my home bcuz of late taxes

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Nellie T Schulz answered on Aug 28, 2019

Your mortgage company will not lend you the purchase price to buy the house unless it obtains an acceptable Mortgagee's Title Insurance Policy. This type of title policy insures the lender of the lien position of the mortgage on the house and will (absent unusual circumstances) require that the the... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: I have someone living in my house and they are 2 months behind in rent. If we never wrote a lease what do I do

She refused to leave

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Nellie T Schulz answered on Aug 6, 2019

There is no requirement that oral leases be in writing (except if their term is for more than 3 years and except for lot leases in a manufactured home community). When a tenant fails to pay rent under an oral lease and the landlord wants to have the tenant evicted, the landlord must first provide... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Rights for Pennsylvania on
Q: May,I file for these patents upon expiration?

I know the guy and he could rewrite those identifications to exhibit his knowledge about each of the patents. Also what does the 'grant' detail as a per say award to the person. Plus, would you be clear with returning the answers and does a 'grant' expire and who is eligible to a United States... Read more »

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Nellie T Schulz answered on Aug 2, 2019

You should redirect your question to Patents.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Environmental for Pennsylvania on
Q: Are there any fines associated with an open or lidless dumpster?
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Nellie T Schulz answered on Aug 2, 2019

You don't say who issued you a fine, whether a fine was issued or where the dumpster was located. My guess is that if your local township issued the fine, you need to contact them to find out what the rules are regarding lids on dumpsters.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: Filled for bankruptcy on April 42019 only to discover recently that the bank took my house at sheriff sale on April 5
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Nellie T Schulz answered on Aug 2, 2019

Your question should be redirected to the Bankrupty category.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: The deeds and property histories say that i own a house. The improperly placed lot lines say i dont own a house.

My nieghbors lot description has errors in it. These errors caused the surveyors to make inaccurate maps. The private neighborhood association wont let me onto my property to survey it properly. The people living in my house also sent my surveyor hiking. The local police refused to look at my... Read more »

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Nellie T Schulz answered on Jul 31, 2019

If you are facing a criminal trespass charge, you need to consult with a criminal defense attorney immediately and/or get a court appointed criminal defense attorney. You should change the category of your question to "Criminal Law."

Once the criminal action is taken care of, you should...
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1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania on
Q: My fathers estate was settled after two years. We subsequently received a bill. Are the heirs liable to pay?

The estate was published in two papers. There is no documentation from the creditor. The cost was apparently a handshake agreement for some landscaping work worth about 15000 dollars

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Nellie T Schulz answered on Jul 31, 2019

You should change the category of your question to Estate Law and/or Litigation. This is not really a real estate question.

2 Answers | Asked in Business Formation, Business Law and Civil Litigation for Pennsylvania on
Q: Are non-shareholders allow to attend shareholders meeting where budgets and other pertinent information are discussed.
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Nellie T Schulz answered on Jul 29, 2019

Assuming you are talking about a business corporation, your question would be governed by the Business Corporation Law of 1988 (the “Act”), found in Title 15 Pa.C.S.A. Corporations and Unincorporated Associations § 1101, et seq. and by the corporation’s bylaws. Under § 1709 of the Act,... Read more »

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