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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Illinois on
Q: Hello I need your help, please a recommendation, or something My ex Renter doesn't wanna give back my deposit back

I moved from the house where I was renting and I had given a deposit of $1,100 and soon after I vacated the house I took out all my things.Handed the Owner His keys , The owner came and I asked him about my deposit and he said NO! That according to him, the Deposit is used and covers all the... Read more »

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answered on Feb 10, 2023

The answer will depend on the terms of the lease agreement that you had, which we do not know. However it is typical that a security deposit may be used to cover repairs to the property after you move out that are needed to restore the property to rent to another person. The lack of repairs... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Civil Litigation, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Alabama on
Q: We have a property we thought we are buying and have paid for every month since 2017. We have made $30,000 in upgrades

We have made monthly payments, including homeowners and have been paying property tax. The only paperwork we signed was promissory note and vendor's lien deed. The vendor's lien does say the grantor was to have filed deed with the courthouse. Now we are finding that potentially this was... Read more »

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answered on Feb 10, 2023

Was this transaction (if a "purchase") conducted with a title company? If so you might have a claim under the title insurance and potentially the seller.

However, from the sounds of it - you still owe the original owner for the purchase of the property (If I am reading the...
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Consumer Law for Virginia on
Q: Hello! I went to purchase a vehicle for my new business. The person at the dealership asked me to put down 2K

After looking for lenders for my loan. I was told by the finance rep to put down 2k to cover the tax and other fees at least due to the amount of the loan. At that moment, it wasn’t my intention to do so but I felt pressure to do it. Can I use any consumer law on this case?

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answered on Feb 10, 2023

The facts as presented in the question unfortunately are unclear as to what basis there would be for a consumer law claim.

Is there a claim of fraud or deceptive business practices? Just because you intended to do one thing and ended up doing another - does not by itself indicate fraud....
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Alabama on
Q: month2month renter.We don't have a lease and landlord threats to evict if my mother stays with me becauseof leaseterms

The lease ended 8 months ago so we have been paying month to month since then. Now my mother has been staying with me and my landlord is trying to evict us because terms of a lease. We haven't been on a lease in 8 months. I stay at my boyfriend's house 3 or 4 nights a week and she is now... Read more »

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answered on Feb 10, 2023

The question is premised on an improper understanding of the legal status of "month to month". it is not correct that you do not have a lease. You do have a lease, when a written lease expires without being renewed, it typically becomes a month-to-month tenancy, subject to all the same... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Q: My landlord has thrown out my belongings while I've been away from my apartment. What can I do to get them to respond?

I moved out of the apartment before the end of the lease. I am still required to pay the remaining of the rent for the lease's duration. While I moved the majority of my possessions out, I left behind several pieces of furniture for use by a future potential subletter. I have since learned... Read more »

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answered on Feb 10, 2023

Alot depends on the terms of the lease agreement. Lease agreements typically will spell out remedies for a landlord if a tenant terminates tenancy before the lease term. Likewise they will have information about the rent for the term. You may very well be on the hook for the remainder of the... Read more »

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Q: Do meetings in the judges chambers need to be recorded?

I was asked into the judges chambers where a settlement agreement was to occur. However, I and my attorney did not agree with the settlement. An order did go through that we needed to comply with etc. I am now appealing because coercion occurred in the judges chambers. I requested all transcripts... Read more »

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answered on Feb 10, 2023

Discussions in chambers typically are not recorded, and that is perfectly normal and legal.

If as you say you were represented by counsel - you should direct your question to counsel who should be the best placed to answer your question and tell you if you have a cause of action for...
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