Wife & I were going to rent an apartment from someone claiming place was ready. It was far from it. Recently found out this situation has been happening to multiple people by the same landlord. Can we get anything back? They only gave us a small portion back. We are still out $975 and now... View More
Given the description, you may file a complaint in small claims court against the landlord. Whether you can succeed will depend, in large part, on the language in the agreement you signed. Try and identify portions of the landlord's responsibilities that the landlord failed to perform....View More
An Ohio attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for a week. Breakage or failure of rental equipment should not ordinarily result in criminal charges, unless they are claiming that intentional, reckless, or other form of unacceptable usage led to the breakage. An Ohio attorney...View More
I have lived at my apartment for 7 years, paid my rent in full and on time the entirety of my time; they have filed an eviction notice on me for court on Feb. 7th. The manager called and stated that she made a mistake and to ignore the eviction papers from the sheriff but I received another... View More
1. You should never ignore a pleading or Order from the Court. There is a very good chance that the manager made a mistake and that the eviction will not go forward. However, you should show up and make certain that it does not go forward.
2. You should appear at court with your...View More
In Ohio, if you sold a puppy on a payment plan without any written agreement, and the buyer is now not making payments, your options for recourse can be limited due to the lack of formal documentation. However, the verbal agreement you had is still a contract, albeit harder to prove in court....View More
I signed a contract to buy a home in Ohio contingent on my parent putting down money for the down payment. Somehow the bank started escrow without receiving any money, and my parent has pulled out. I don’t have a loan that will cover the cost of the house and can no longer buy it without my... View More
Check the verbiage in your purchase agreement. Specifically, see if there is a contingency on affordable or your ability to obtain financing. You didn't mention this in your question, but what is the $5k number for? My guess would be that it is earnest money; some purchase agreements will...View More
An Ohio attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. You are seeking representation, but attorneys here can't reach out to you. The format of this Q & A forum is not geared for solicitation or referral. You'd need to contact attorneys on your own. In addition...View More
i was late one month and was charged a late fee of $25 which i understand is ok, but also a finance charge. there are no terms and conditions stating this charge and they are not a lender that i am borrowing money from. is this allowed and if so, why?
If the full amount owed to the HOA, including finance charges, is not paid, then the HOA can record a lien and foreclose it if not paid. The judge would decide if the finance charge is allowable based on the HOA declaration and any actions taken by the HOA board of directors to implement finance...View More
My car was stolen, recovered and I am still waiting for my car to be repair. Theft was in Sept 2022, car was sent to auto repair shop in 11/2022, they didn't know the car was on the lot until 03/2023, still waiting for my car and it is 06/2023 and I have still been paying car notes and car... View More
We were told the job would be done in Feb 2023, It is now June and we are still being delayed and not scheduled. Our contractor has been "scheduling" dates to start for months but then reschedules the day before, most times without notifying us unless we reach out to them. I asked to... View More
Had roof done on 5/5/22. City inspector found out they didn't have permit. They apparently have an issue with getting the permit and still do not have it. This has been over a year now. I have the money waiting to pay them and am of course willing to pay them if they ever get their legal... View More
There are a few parts to this question. Debt incurred by a spouse alone will not, generally, expose you to liability from the creditor, even during marriage. This debt, during divorce, may be considered marital debt, and it is possible that some or all of the debt may be apportioned between the...View More
Debts incurred during the marriage are presumptively marital debts. Parties may agree to treat them differently or in the case of a divorce a party that did not incur the debt may make an argument as to why it should be treated as a separate debt. Factors may include the circumstances around the...View More
It is my intention to move within the next 6 months but my lease renews for a year on the 1st of May. Can I advise landlord in writing that I do not wish to renew a year lease and would prefer to move to a month-to-month basis while I am looking for a new residence. It is possible that I may move... View More
You can ask, but the landlord does not have to agree to month to month. If it renews automatically for another year, then you might not be able to break it if you have to move. You might ask landlord to include an early termination in which you would pay some extra amount to terminate, but...View More
If she transfers her house to you both as a gift, in addition to possible gift taxes, you and your sister will acquire the home with your mother's cost basis for income tax purposes, so that when you and your sister sell it, you both will also pay capital gains taxes on the increase in value...View More
I recommend sitting down with an estate planning professional to discuss. If your mother makes such a transfer it could be subject to gift taxes. Additionally, if she were to need benefits under a needs based assistance program like Medicaid, such a gift would impact her eligibility and may mean...View More
The HOA Declaration of Covenants and Restrictions specifies the process for the HOA to change the amount of the assessment and if a vote is required. Review the HOA Declaration for the requirements and talk to the HOA management company or the HOA board members.
An attorney would have to do a full review of the noncompete, the circumstances, and related facts to determine whether the agreement remains enforceable and to what extent. Even if the employer has broken promises, they could still force you into court trying to enforce the non-compete. So...View More
We are trying to contract with an illustrator. Our CEO is insistent that we require the illustrators physical mailing address for the contract to be valid, the illustrator is only offering us his email at this time.
It can be valid without an address. I agree with your CEO though that you should require a physical mailing address in the contract. If the contract is breached and you need to sue then you will need their address to start the lawsuit.
Ohio Revised Code Chapter 1701, https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/chapter-1701, provides the legal framework for an Ohio for-profit corporation, and specifies procedures for issuing and transferring stock, which should be recorded in a ledger or other records of the corporation by the...View More
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