You didn't indicate whether this was a real estate contract or something else. Regardless, you ought to have an attorney review the contract and assess the facts in order to give you meaningful advice. You are better off spending a little money for a consultation now than thousands in defending a...Read more »
I am living in a rented slab home that had sewer work done in the house starting Jan 2nd. I have been living in a trashed home since: cement and sewer mud dust is on everything. Now I am ill. They don't take the cleanup seriously. Cheap help may be coming. I am thinking I might want to sue to... Read more »
I am sorry to hear about your terrible living situation.
Yes, you can file a lawsuit. Whether you win will depend upon the claims you plead, the facts, the law, and (most likely) whether the parties hire counsel. I suggest that you meet with and attorney to review the lease and all of the...Read more »
Check with the court that handles probates in the vicinity of where your grandmother passed away. If a case has been opened to probate her estate, the will must be lodged with the court. Once lodged with the court it becomes public record. You can view it and even obtain a copy (usually for a...Read more »
Hi, I live in Missouri and have a rental business. Every month I have to go through 1-4 evictions. Most judgments I get are never paid. This is an ongoing issue. To make things easier, I have created a spreadsheet that fills out forms for Rent and Possession, Unlawful Detainers and Garnishment... Read more »
Rent and Possession petitions and Unlawful Detainer petitions need not be filed using the forms made available by the Missouri judiciary or your local circuit court. I am not certain but believe that the garnishment forms on the available at https://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=103116 and your...Read more »
Lawyers are very intelligent and highly trained professionals--but we are not soothsayers; nor do we do crystal balls. Therefore, I am constrained by a fundamental law of the universe (no one can foretell the future) and unable to opine on your current dilemma.
I pay my rent online the website has always said my rent is 800. My lease says 850 which I did not know as I just renewed my lease without reading it. I am now being charged back rent for the extra 50 that I have not been paying. If it has always said 800 on their website is it legal for them to... Read more »
It's not a matter of legal v. illegal but rather a matter of what your contract states. It sounds like you've been underpaying rent due to a mutual mistake but that you owe the amount stated in the contract.
You should have read your new lease before signing it. The failure to read a...Read more »
We have an inspection contingency in the contract and after the inspection came back with mold and other significant findings we decided to cancel the contract. The seller is not signing the release for the title company to release our funds. How can we get our earnest money back? Can the... Read more »
Sometimes sellers can be frustrated when a contract falls through. As long as your cancellation of the contract was within the time provided by the contract you are entitled to return of your earnest money deposit. An attorney can help you with this issue.
I'm not aware of any cases addressing you specific issue. The statute seems to contemplate either mailed notice or in-person delivery of the notice, because it states, "Cancellation occurs when the buyer gives written notice of cancellation to the seller at the address stated in the agreement."...Read more »
There is one sentence stating the lease will automatically renew after year lease but was never told how we had to avoid that. We assumed that our lease was up in September and we told them we were moving and they said we never told them not to renew the lease. How can we get out of this lease. We... Read more »
Have an attorney read the lease and see if there is a way out. Leases commonly have automatic renewal provisions and they are generally enforceable. You could have given timely written notice that you were not renewing.
Here is the situation: Currently the debtors are working with me, and agreeing to work out payment solutions including legal action if necessary. I want to make sure this next document\contract we sign contains the right words follows the right steps to allow me to collect should this go to a legal... Read more »
Any contract attorney should be able to help you with this type of agreement. If the debtors breach the agreement you will still have to go through the court process but you can put in provisions that will give them incentive not to breach.
Our garage door will open in the middle of the night on its own. It will also open while we are gone for the week/weekend and stay open for days at a time without us knowing. We have told our landlord of the issue 3 times in 2 months and it still isn't fixed. They had their maintenance person come... Read more »
I should publish an article on this type of question because it comes up so often. I don’t mean the garage door issue but rather a tenant who is upset about the condition of the premises and wants to terminate the lease.
already paid, they stated none of my money will go towards my new wedding date. The contract only states just the deposit is nonrefundable. I have decided that I will no longer move forward with this venue for that reason. Are they legally allowed to keep all of the money I have invested beyond the... Read more »
I went to a company for products and services was quoted a price before signing the contract and now that I have signed the contract they are saying that the price I agreed to is wrong and I was never given a copy of the contract
Your opening statement does not work well with the facts you stated later. Were you misled into signing a contract and want out, or is the provider trying to change the terms of the contract and you want it to stay as is?
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