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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for North Carolina on
Q: Is there a way to legally terminate a fencing contract when they didn't complete the work?

We signed a contract 5 months ago, they installed everything but the gates and 39' of fencing. They are not communicating with us and have failed to finish the project. It's a safety issue to not have the gates and we'd like to install them ourselves at this point. Can we legally... Read more »

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Jonathan Shbeeb answered on Sep 1, 2020

I am sorry to hear that this happened to you. It is good that you asked prior to doing anything. It is always important to look to the contract first. Basically, look at your contract and see if there are provisions governing when the fence must be installed, when your payments must be made, and... Read more »

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Q: Is there an option to cancel a purchase contract when dealing with a used car at a used car dealership?

Purchased a truck and less than 24 hours later started having mechanical issues. As of right now I still haven't had the vehicle for 24hrs. Is there a time frame where I can cancel the contract?

Jonathan Shbeeb
Jonathan Shbeeb answered on Sep 1, 2020

The first place you should look is your purchase contract with the dealership. See what rights and obligations you have regarding the purchase. If you have an option to return the truck, or have the dealership repair it, the purchase contract should outline your rights.

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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Personal Injury, Cannabis & Marijuana Law and Civil Rights for North Carolina on
Q: I have reported a problem with the leasing office about the new neighbors and how my apartments smells like (weed)

They have not done anything about it and i have a seven year old. it comes from the bathrooms and all in the apartment.. it seems to be coming from the venting system. i spray light candles ect. What can i do about this? im worried about my child and myself

Jonathan Shbeeb
Jonathan Shbeeb answered on Sep 1, 2020

I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing these problems. As for ensuring the landlord does something, the first place you should check is in your lease. I would not be able to tell you whether you have the right to enforce certain prohibitions in your lease, such as a smell penetrating your... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Estate Planning, Real Estate Law and Family Law for North Carolina on
Q: My son maybe subject to have a timeshare willed to him. Can he decline acceptance and avoid expences of a timeshare?
Jonathan Shbeeb
Jonathan Shbeeb answered on Sep 9, 2020

I agree with Mr. Hales. In addition, I will note that time share companies can be difficult to deal with. So, I would reiterate that seeking a North Carolina attorney's assistance would be prudent.

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Q: What are my options/responsibilities/rights to buyer and agent if the purchase contract expires today?
Jonathan Shbeeb
Jonathan Shbeeb answered on Aug 5, 2020

It’s tough to answer this question without more information. What is your role in the transaction? Are you the seller? Are you the buyer? Is the contract expiring for reasons out of your control?

Look to your contract to see what the terms are and when people are entitled to certain payments.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Small Claims for North Carolina on
Q: If someone cancels a live event bc of COVID and makes it a virtual event, do you have the right to your deposit back?

They marketed it as a completely new event, changed the price, and refuse to offer deposits back. They have offered other options such as transferring it to next year, pay for the new event, or lose your deposit. It seems pretty reasonable that you should get your money back if they cancel an... Read more »

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Jonathan Shbeeb answered on Jul 15, 2020

This new world comes with new problems. Without knowing about the event, the terms and conditions related to the deposit, or any agreements you have with the event, it is very tough to give you an answer. An example may help. If you bought an airline ticket and your flight was canceled due to... Read more »

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Q: If I die with out a Will what happens to my wife?

Does she have access to my bank account or is it frozen.

Jonathan Shbeeb
Jonathan Shbeeb answered on Jul 14, 2020

When a person passes without a will or other document that passes property upon death, the property passes through intestacy. That means it is governed by operation of law. A spouse will receive a portion of the property left behind in the estate. The amount of the property the spouse receives... Read more »

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