Landlord will keep security deposit for breach of contract but still wants me to pay the full amount of the lease term. Landlord has a new tenant in the unit. Can the landlord legally ask me for money while receiving money from the new tenant?
Your question does not state if the lease contract was signed in Puerto Rico. Nevertheless, what's valid is not whether he leased the residence to a new tenant, but rather what you agreed to in your lease contract. If said contract has a penalty clause for early termination, then your ex...View More
The Hoa president is now requiring all those that rent subscribe and acquire a hotel # whether you a business or not n also charging a fee of $150:for damages of guest. First can she force you to register and ask for the # and can she collect a damage fee per guest?
There is no way to address your question for lack of additional information. I recommend that you revisit the rental contract or sales deed (as may be the case) and peruse to identify what is said regarding future additional fees. If you signed a contract or deed that includes the possibility of...View More
The developer owner of the urbanization has failed to fix major construction issues to a point where our home is posing a hazard to live in as we have land settling and and erosion of soil. House foundation leaks water through the floors and electrical wiring has serious overload issues. I have... View More
To place a lien on the urbanization, you would need to file a lawsuit to justify the lien in terms of the amount that you would be claiming against the developer. Due to the state you describe, you can file the lawsuit directly before the Court of First Instance, requesting permission from the...View More
I need additional information to answer your question. Was the money to be used for the real estate purchase received by your wife as inheritance or donation? If so, you'd appear in the sales deed to the sole effect of declaring that you have no participation whatsoever in the funds used for...View More
I accidentally signed a eContract for selling my house in puerto rico and then notified both buyer and broker 30 minutes afterwards before either of them noticed contract was docusigned and notified them that the signing was a mistake.
And then later same day texted both of them that... View More
Normal sales option contracts require that a buyer provide an option to take the proposed real estate off the market during the sales term. You may not have received money, but the realtor may have received an option deposit to be kept in an escrow account until the sales deed is signed by the...View More
I paid an individual to install gates and to pressure wash, apply cement topping and sealant, and to correct all drainage issues. I originally paid half upfront so that he could begin working. Later, he asked for half of the remaining balance because he was going through some issues (sick wife,... View More
Unfortunately, this seems the case of a "no good deed goes unpunished". The Law of Contractor Registry, Law no. 145 of August 10, 1995, as amended, requires that any contractor working on residential properties must file a request to be included in the Puerto Rico Consumer Affairs...View More
As a general rule, when a person dies, his/her estate is made up of that person's assets and outstanding obligations (liabilities). As contracts go, usually, the death of one of the subscribing parties terminates the contract. Nevertheless, the lease contract should be revised to determine...View More
First off, in an estate where the heirs have been registered as the new owners of the real estate property, the other co-owners may require the heir (or son of the heir) to pay rent to the community. This, however, would be prospective, as of the date on which a formal letter is sent to the party...View More
Landlord sent text: Buenos dias. Para informarle que la casa fue opcionada y el comprador debe cerrer el préstamo a fin de este mes. Le informo para que haga los arreglos pertinentes. Me gustaria que confirme que recibio este mensaje. Gracias .
The sales person told them that since they are on social security the services with Claro TV+ in Puerto Rico was free for them. They also signed a document which tied them into a 24 month contract which they were not aware of. Moreover, they went without the TV service for 15 days after signing the... View More
Unfortunately, this is a common practice: a salesperson saying whatever he/she can to close a sale. Leonine contracts such as this also makes it extremely difficult for a persona to wiggle out of, under normal circumstances. Also, these types of contracts unilaterally increase monthly payments each...View More
My dad passed away 2 years ago in TN but he had his bank account and house in PR. He has a bank account in PR which I was authorized to used and I had power of attorney from PR while he was alive. I paid for his funeral even though he has 7 children. After paying via loans my half siblings (4) do... View More
First off, you would need your dad's death certificate. If he granted his last will & testament, a certified copy of the will must also be provided. In the absence of a will, a petition should be filed with the Puerto Rico courts (depending on the city where the house is located) to...View More
The answer your question may be available within the very contract that you signed.
Under normal circumstances, the monthly rent is fixed during the lease term (of one year). Under normal circumstances, any change to the contract during its term may only be valid with prior written consent...View More
I'm an American and staying in Puerto Rico right now. I'm 18 and I signed a contract here while in puerto rico. Is it legally binding? I was born in America and I do not have a Puerto Rican citenzship.
The home isn't purchased yet. Sellers will only sell to her not me. I'm going to give her the money for a cash deal. How could I get a contract with her to protect myself and how do I transfer in my name after the purchase and what's involved
I have a building in Puerto Rico where a tenant recently stopped paying rent and went back to the states. There are 6 months left on the lease and I am trying to decide whether it's worth pursuing in court.
If I am able to get a lawsuit judgment in PR courts can I then extend that... View More
A judgment from Puerto Rico would be treated as a judgment from any of the 50 states. The judgment creditor would need to follow the procedure required under the laws of the state where property ( or assets such as bank accounts, etc.) has been found, so that the P.R. judgment can be executed in...View More
I'd like to get a vehicle on the island and I understand the traditional methods of leasing and financing but i'm not familiar with the loan transfer process and can't find any relevant info via the web so far. I need a used vehicle but due to current circumstances, i'm unsure... View More
Hello and thank you for using Justia. You will not find any laws since it is ilegal to transfer an account without the lender's authorization. There are many instances that have occured where the vehicle is sold to a third party but the title and loan continue in the name that appears on the...View More
I'm in a short term lease that ends may 31. we gave the landlord 30 days notice but they are not accepting it. They say breaking the lease early results in an additional penalty of 2 months rent, plus I believe they will most likely keep our deposit. I want to be able to break the lease and... View More
Hello and thank you for using Justia. The best way to resolve this matter is to speak with your landlord and explain to him your reasons for wanting to move to your parent's house due to economic hardships because of the current quarentine under the Executive Order issued by the Governor....View More
Hello and thank you for using Justia. As a general rule of law unless that 19 year old has been legally emancipated, he/she cannot sign legal documents by themselves since they are still under age 21 when they become a consenting adult. A person is considered a minor until age 21under the laws of...View More
Hello and thank you for using Justia. You first need to contact the morgage bank to remove your wife's name from the mortgage. Then you will need to draft a document of seperation of marital property to personal property under a postnupcial agreement.
Uncle is real estate agent and has created a trust to place all siblings portions of the land into. However as my father has passed no action was taken by the trustee to include his children. He was not married and died in Puerto Rico. I sense my inheritence is being robbed by my dads siblings.
If you're member of a trust where your uncle included everyone of your siblings, including yourself, chances are that this was perpetuated by a procedure in a Court of law. Feel free to give us a call and contact our offices.
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