From your question, it sounds as if you have filed a lawsuit against another party and have served them with interrogatories but they have not responded, and you are now inquiring as to whether you can ask for a default judgment. Generally, a default judgment is granted to the plaintiff when the...Read more »
Yes, if the landlord is in agreement. However, normally, a security deposit is not to be applied to rent while the tenant is still occupying the property. The deposit essentially serves as security to your landlord, in the event you leave the property damaged or in the event you leave without...Read more »
Ex gf does not want to leave and does not want to sign lease rental agreement (month to month). what are my options? she has called the cops because I had to break in my basement (keys locked inside) and she has destroyed some of my personal property.
Although your ex-girlfriend has not signed an actual lease, because she is living in the property, a tenancy at will has been created. You will need to give her a 60-day notice to leave. If she remains after the 60th day, you can file a dispossessory (eviction proceeding) in the county in which...Read more »
If the damage done to the carpet, chimney, and fireplace is beyond normal wear and tear for a three year period, then your former tenant would be responsible for the cost of repair. If you are still within the 30 days of your tenant leaving the property, you can send them a letter with a list of...Read more »
My ex and I signed the lease when we moved in paid a security deposit. My ex did damage to the house that the landlord had me pay for after the ex was gone. It was a domestic violence relationship and I filed restraining order removing him from the lease. I never got another lease with just me. My... Read more »
In most cases, a landlord will withhold a portion (or all) of the security deposit to cover damages to the property which are considered beyond normal wear and tear. If the damages are more than the amount of the security deposit, the landlord will send a bill for this additional cost to repair....Read more »
Normally, there is a penalty for breaking a lease. My suggestion is to consult with an attorney and have them review your lease to determine whether you are responsible. They will have specific questions regarding your reason for breaking the lease such as, "are you on active duty military?"...Read more »
There are a few ways to stop a garnishment. First, if you are the defendant, you may have adequate grounds to file a defendant's claim form. This must be done within 20 days after the garnishee (generally the bank or employer) files their answer to the garnishment. Filing bankruptcy is another...Read more »
Generally, a co-signer is jointly and severally liable on an obligation. Therefore the creditor can pursue you, your son, or both of you for the debt. In this case, the statute of limitations is the timeframe in which the creditor would be able to bring an actual lawsuit against you and/or your...Read more »
The landlord can keep the security deposit (or a portion of the deposit) to cover damages which occurred as a result of your time in the property. These damages must be more than the normal wear and tear that naturally occur. The landlord can also keep the deposit to cover any unpaid rent, late...Read more »
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