What matters is whether they have a valid judgment. Judgments may be renewed every 10 years. I would assume they did that and now that they've found you again, they can collect. You could look into filing a motion for installment payments with the court.
I am an international student planning to study in the US (Michigan). There is a strong chance I won't be able to get my visa and actually move in, but my landlord is saying that if that happens I will still have to pay all rent due under my lease. Is this true?
It may be true. If you want to avoid liability you could insist that the lease provide for your option to terminate it if you don't receive the visa. If it's too late and the lease has already been signed, you could try to sublet the leased premises. We would have to examine the lease...Read more »
A local car dealership has a sticker coupon on the newspaper, and it says bring in this sticky for 750 off the price of a vehicle. I was wondering if i take in 10 of them, if they would have to honor it. No where does it say one coupon per person or anything like that?
Absent a very specifically worded advertisement, an ad in a newspaper is not an offer to enter a contract that you can just accept by showing up with your coupon and saying "I accept." The ad is merely an invitation to deal. They would not need to give you more than $750 off any vehicle,...Read more »
Lightning caused residential fire, home not restored to previous state (only evident now after removing small bit of drywall to investigate mold smell). Thinner insulation replaced, side of house lets small light into space (revealed after removing drywall) where boards do not come together (can... Read more »
I’m wondering if the 2yr non-compete is enforceable in Michigan if my employer lays me off due to Covid-19 and how severely it has affected the industry I do recruiting in? Am i to assume that I would have to find an entirely different career? I realize you would need to review the exact details... Read more »
Non-competes in general are disfavored by many judges. In your sort of situation, I would wonder if 1) the company would even attempt enforcement, and 2) how a judge would view that in light of the current situation. I would imagine at worst the judge would heavily modify it to render it...Read more »
The question is not altogether clear to me, but it sounds like the insurance payment is property of your grandmother's estate, and that a probate case needs to be commenced in order to deal with the payment. An attorney with the whole picture will be able to guide you through the probate...Read more »
I am currently living in an apartment with three other girls. One of the original tenants decided to back out of the lease and sublet to an individual who is no longer allowed at the complex from previous issues. This was not brought to the landlord's attention so the individual is continuing... Read more »
If the landlord discovers that this person is on the property, they could have that person removed by the police and charged with trespassing. You'd need to check your lease for what it says about subleasing. Generally, all tenants are equally responsible for the terms and conditions in the...Read more »
I purchased a new car in 12/19. All the contracts have been "signed, sealed and delivered", I received my new title from Sec. of State. I paid out of pocket (plus a check from my insurance co.) for the car, there is no leanholder on the title. Can the dealership say "oops, one of the... Read more »
I would not dismiss the idea that the dealer can come back for more money. The answer probably depends upon the written agreement. I would look at what you agreed to: You may have agreed to pay $X for the car, and the papers probably show the rebate as the source of partial payment, so, from the...Read more »
Since 2013 they’ve had considerable lawsuits and complaints for unfair debt practices and other grievances.We have paid 40000 dollars for a 27000 car.we still owe 15000.00.55000 when all said and done.The car is currently worth 13000.00
I bid as an owner occupant, through the listing agent, on a HUD property. I chose to be the back up offer and should have had my offer accepted. I was never informed as I should have been by HUD rules. An investor's bid (lower than mine) was then immediately accepted. I only discovered... Read more »
I loaned someone $3,000 in 2017. We wrote a contract for this person to repay me within 5 years. I did not require a monthly minimum payment. I did, however, include 7.5% monthly interest (which I later found out is an illegal amount. Monthly interest must be much lower). I wrote the contract in... Read more »
I need to hire a lawyer for help with an employment contract. I've found one in town, but I live in a fairly small town. Should I ask the lawyer if my client is their client and avoid using that lawyer if that is the case?
Without seeing the terms of the offer it is hard to say what you can or should do. Possible remedies range from getting your deposit back and declaring the deal ‘dead’ to forcing the sale, or something in between.
You need to consult with a local attorney in the area where the house is...Read more »
A third party brought a judgment (not sure when) Judgement was $5000 and my wages was just garnished for a 19 year old judgement for $20,000. We have not heard anything since we agreed on $5,000 until his wages where just now garnished from another 3rd party who bought the judgement. The real funny... Read more »
With interest and costs, it's quite easy to get from $5,000 to $20,000 over nearly 20 years. Did you complete the terms of the settlement agreement? If so, that you should take that to the court with proof. Often times, a settlement agreement early on would say something like "defendant...Read more »
I moved into my apartment in November 2018. As of September 2019, not one item from my move-in checklist has been addressed. I have a ceiling fan that is inoperable due to the fact that it is not securely attached to the ceiling. I have a non-functional bathroom exhaust fan, which was inspected by... Read more »
You may be able to withhold rent and/or fix things and subtract it from your lease if the repairs are ‘necessary’ to make the place habitable but only if you follow the appropriate procedures to do so.
A better option would be to walk away and rent...Read more »
I purchased my home back in March this year and I wish to put up an additional garage/pole barn (following all local permit rules). Some of the neighbors have mentioned that this cul-de-sac was a part of a HOA years ago. This was never disclosed to me and I was never given any information during... Read more »
The most effective way to remove your name from the loan is to pay it off. Short of that there is very little you can do because the bank alone makes that decision. (Note: It would not hurt to notify the bank about this situation, just to get it on record that you are worried.)
Unless the landlord has significantly improved the trash removal services included in the lease--like going to a system where someone will be picking up your trash at your door--the current term in lease still applies.
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