Contracts Questions & Answers

Q: J&W Grading shiped my equipment to Puerto Rico thru trailer bridge barges never worked and can’t get equipment back

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Puerto Rico on
Answered on Oct 22, 2018
Nelson Jose Francisco Alvarez-Aponte's answer
Good afternoon and thank you for using JUSTIA. You will need to file a judicial claim against all involved inorder to get youŕ equipment returned /or sent to its destination and claim your economical losses. This entails hiring an attorney to file claim. If you need additional information or assistance with this or anyother legal matter please feel free to contact me.

Q: Got a compliance letter to comply in 3 days. I'm surendering the property but other lease holder wont?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Colorado on
Answered on Oct 22, 2018
Ashley Dean Powell's answer
If you are willing to surrender the property and cooperate with the landlord, then you may want to try to talk to the landlord about being released from the lease in writing or some writing acknowledging that you have surrendered the property, keys, etc. Ideally, you would get details like the official termination/surrender date, your liability for any specific damages, waiver of your liability for costs to evict your roommate, and any other outstanding items between you and your landlord. Even...

Q: What can I do to get my money back from a furniture store that refuses to deliver the goods I paid cash? Thank you

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Small Claims for California on
Answered on Oct 21, 2018
William John Light's answer
Small Claims against the store and, potentially, against the owner individually since the owner made false representations to you.

Q: I gave my car back to the bank.

1 Answer | Asked in Banking, Contracts and Bankruptcy for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 20, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Same answer I gave last question.

Q: We signed a contract for deed in IL and cannot afford to stay. Can we vacate the premises and return property to seller

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 20, 2018
T. J. Jesky's answer
There are too many missing parts to your question. If you signed a contract to lease the premises and with option to purchase at the end of the lease, then you would be liable for the term of the lease. That being said, the landlord would need to make a reasonable effort to the lease the premises, mitigate his damages, and if he did the lease the premises you would be off the hook.

If you signed a purchase agreement to purchase the property, and you wanted to walk away and return the...

Q: A builder who is in a litigation for a house he did not complete he breached contract Can he sell the home to some1else

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Oct 19, 2018
Anthony Marvin Avery's answer
Since there is no completion of the construction, there probably is no Equitable Conversion, nor cause of action for Specific Performance. Apparently you have a lawyer, so he might want to file a Notice Lis Pendens at the Register's Office to tie up the Title. The Real Estate Agents should have nothing to do with it. If the builder is not licensed, you have a problem. And yes, he should be able to sell the improved real property unless you get the Court to enjoin it or discourage it by...

Q: What contract is needed wen one partie agrees to split the money from a settlement with the other party

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for California on
Answered on Oct 19, 2018
Thomas A. Grossman's answer
It probably depends on what kind of settlement you are talking about. There are hundreds of settlements of different sorts. Usually, there should be a written agreement, signed by both parties, stating the parties agree to split the settlement fifty-fifty. Since you are asking what happens when only party agrees to split a settlement, then it sounds like it is up to you to have a written signed agreement of the terms of the settlement.

Q: I have a contract on a home that has failed well water test for lead and nitrate. The Sellers say that adding one...

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Environmental and Real Estate Law for Maryland on
Answered on Oct 19, 2018
Cedulie Renee Laumann's answer
An attorney cannot assess the Seller's obligation without looking at the Contract.

That being said, there is no law that requires a Seller to install a whole house reverse osmosis system to fix well water issues, though the contract may speak to issues of repair and condition. It is not uncommon to treat well water by a water filtration system that covers the house and perhaps a single reverse osmosis system under the kitchen sink. Alternatively, if the lead is coming from certain...

Q: How do I find the holder of my Trust account?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Admiralty / Maritime for Nevada on
Answered on Oct 18, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
If you additionally posted this question in the Banking and Probate sections, attorneys who are familiar with trust accounts could have a better chance of picking it up.

Tim Akpinar

Q: Mother in law co/signed on duplex resides on one side. Changed legal documents, created tax fraud.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Legal Malpractice for Texas on
Answered on Oct 17, 2018
Tammy Lyn Wincott's answer
The name a tax office has for the owner of property is not controlling as to who "actually" owns the property. An owner of real property is determined in the Deed records where the property is located.

Q: How long does the seller have to get the buyer a copy of the deed after it's pai We were told 12 to 18 months.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Oct 17, 2018
Leonard Robert Grefseng's answer
Your question is unclear. If you paid cash for the property at the closing, the deed reflecting you as the new owner should be recorded within hours or at minimum, a few days after the closing ( for example, if you closed on a Friday, the deeds office may not be open again to receive documents until the Monday). It's uncommon in my experience for this to take the time your question suggests- I suspect there is some miscommunication somewhere- either in what they told you or in your question to...

Q: Can I be charged with Home Improvement Fraud when work is 50% complete and there is no completion date in the contract?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Criminal Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Oct 17, 2018
Andrea E. Mertz's answer
You may be charged. However, you have some defenses that you and your attorney should be able to use. Contact an attorney immediately upon being charged to discuss how to proceed.

Q: Are there any mandatory penalties imposed for unconscionable rent agreements?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 17, 2018
Joseph Jaap's answer
Those are not provided in the statute. It would be up to the discretion of the court.

Q: can landlords put interest on late charges? I got charged 40 every month even though it was on time. for that 1 time.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Jubilo Lopes Afonso's answer
Do you have a lease which allows him to charge you late fees as additional rent? If you do, then it is considered rent, and every month you haven't paid it, it could be considered late. If you don't have a lease or it doesn't state that the late fees are considered rent, then he can't enforce that against you in landlord tenant court.

Q: Hello i am an italian journalist living in belgium working for an american company. They ask me to sign an indeterminate

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Florida on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
How do you mean that a contract providing that they will pay you $667 per month "indeterminate"? By the law of what jurisdiction is such a contract insufficient on those grounds? Is the American company in Florida? If not, you should probably ask this question in another section of Justia; Florida law doesn't apply.

Q: I am a victim of domestic, sexual, and financial abuse. Is there any laws that protect against joint debt?

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Domestic Violence, Bankruptcy and Family Law for Florida on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
The problem will be that the creditor didn't force you to co-sign. Unless you can prove that the creditor had knowledge of coercion, I don't think you would prevail.

Q: I signed my lease and never got a copy of it?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Illinois on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Steve McCann's answer
You have a couple of options based on the facts provided, but the most suitable option is dependent on facts that are not provided here, such as your goals in the matter (i.e. if you want to terminate the lease, etc...) and if your lease is subject to the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance.

That said, I recommend you organize everything in your possession related to this matter, and consult with an attorney individually to explore your options. Also, if your lease is subject...

Q: My house is under a one year contract for a sale with a realtor. I am six months into it and am unhappy with the

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Frank J. Steiner's answer
Depends on the language of the contract - but normally there will be a provision for notice of termination of agreement. Contact an attorney

Q: Need Famous Federal cases that prove reprisal in the workplace?

1 Answer | Asked in Gov & Administrative Law, Contracts, Employment Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for California on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Timur Akpinar's answer
There is an online resource for finding cases called PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records).

Tim Akpinar

Q: Can I break my contract with my realtor? If yes how should I proceed?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on
Answered on Oct 16, 2018
Mr. James Charles Wright's answer
It is hard to give a good answer without much detail. But if you have changed your mind about selling your home, just tell the realtor and you should be able to cancel your contract. Note if you then sell your home shortly after you may owe a commission.

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