I need advice on collecting on a bad check. A client of my pet care business wrote me a bounced check for $420. I have alerted her via email (no replies), phone (disconnected numbers), and Certified Mail (failed delivery attempt). I understand that I likely need to take this to Small Claims Court,... Read more »
Do you have the original check back in your possession? I used to just take the check back to the bank it was written on (her bank) and ask the bank if they had sufficient funds so I could cash the check. Sometimes I would get lucky and the bank would pay me. You could try to cash it around the...Read more »
We were both living with her friends from work and we got in a fight one day going to work/school and during her day at work she broke up with me and I was immediately rendered homeless. This caused me to have to move to another state and be unable to go to the college. It was past the time limits... Read more »
I have a rental agreement with my tennants 'till June 1st, but my wife,daughter and myself will be moving back in upon the end of the rental agreement and this is my sole property. I've sent (they must sign for it) a letter issuing them a 90-day no-cause eviction only because I need to... Read more »
Your posting raises several potential issues, some of which require further information before being able to be answered, most notably whether you can terminate the tenant's tenancy under the new State law. Some of your questions though are quite answerable. First, the tenant owes rent for...Read more »
Plaintiff took me to small claims court, using a lease agreement that violated public policy and included terms that would require illegality to perform, as the basis of claim. Would the plaintiff have standing? If not, could the default judgement be attacked due to the fact that it is void?
If you defaulted on the claim then your options are very limited. You will need to try and set aside the judgment but this is done somewhat rarely. You will not be able to do it without an attorney, and then you are facing a situation where it would very likely cost more to set aside the judgment...Read more »
Basically living in my step mom house till i close on my house on the 30th. My dog rip up the carpet im the room in staying in. Im going to replace the carpet because the carpet in this room now is 20 plus years old. Now shes saying she wants the padding and closet done to or shes going to sue me.... Read more »
Just humor your mother. Pay for the carpet and the padding. You got free rent. Do the right thing. Besides, it probably won't cost you any more then your first trip to talk to an Attorney. And I agree with your mom. If you are going to put in new carpeting you should also change the...Read more »
I'm trying to settle a dispute between a person I co-signed an apartment with. Well, it's more like I signed myself with her, so she can have a place to stay by herself since she has bad credit. I offered to pay the initial monthly rent plus fees, so she can move in as soon as possible.... Read more »
The burden of proof will be on you to show that she owes you the money but yes, either small claims or regular court are you options. If you start in small claims court, she will then have the choice to remove it to regular circuit court or to let it stay in small claims court. If you start in...Read more »
We have all cancelled checks showing part of money is rent ,additional is toward down pyt.. we never had any document notarized and we were not happy with part of agreement byt felt pressure because we had already been paying -w/o written agreement and we had no where else to move
It largely depends upon what the written agreement says and, in the end, what the seller/landlord admits or disputes. The only way to know much is to take everything you have in documentation to an attorney for evaluation and review. Sadly, your feeling pressured and/or having no where else to go...Read more »
I have been bullied into losing valuable room and have been harassed recently while customers are around by the sub leaser. I dont want to be in that environment and im afraid if i try to press the matter of being civil i can lose more then just the shop of my business. What can i do?
Not entirely certain if you are sub leasing to them, or you are sub leasing from them. If you are sub leasing to them, you are the landlord, and you can sent notices of deficiencies or a for cause eviction if they are violating the lease.
If it is the other way around, review the lease and...Read more »
Moved in 7/1, they refused a lease. Rental agreement only, stated smoking outside and paid cable. 1 month later: New owners with lease- no smoking at all, no cable, new fees for water/sewer/trash. Isn't this fraud? Was never told the property was in escrow when I moved in.
Landlord goes through and steals my belongings and food while I'm gone. He takes rent payments but refuses to sign receipts. He demands things be done to cook for and clean up after him. He returned mail without notifying me, causing the loss of medical benefits and food stamps because he... Read more »
Uncle would not take any money from us but we put our money to help fix house for him, then he kicks us out with our child cause he don’t need us here anymore. What can I do walk away or fight for payment of services rendered
It depends - what was the agreement at or before you rendered services? Was the work to be in lieu of paying rent? Was there an hourly wage agreed to or fixed price for the job? Are you licensed by the CCB? All these things may radically affect whether you are able to collect anything for your...Read more »
This isn't a family law topic. Try reposting this as a debtor creditor topic. Better yet go and talk to a bankruptcy Attorney. They can advise you if you are vulnerable to the collection efforts even if you don't end up filing a bankruptcy.
Notice to evict all because I wanted a guests over and there was nothing in contract regarding guests.While moving out I was harassed by her and her boyfriend(called 911). Then served by boyfriend at my new residence. Summons was served without envelope so my new landlord could see it. I soon lost... Read more »
Perhaps but I don't see what claims you would have based just on the facts posted. You may well have a defense if she Sue's you for the rent you say you don't owe and you may or may not have claims against her regarding your security deposit but that would require a careful review...Read more »
My evil ex landlord is refusing any payments and is not allowing email contact for any info we are to give her. The judge said as long as we send her what we were supposed to then we wont be in contempt of court, but she isnt communicating with us and is saying we "have" to send it... Read more »
Far more information is needed here or far more is going on. It is true that a creditor does not have to accept anything less than payment in full - but why wouldn't they if there are no strings attached? It sounds as if the landlord has a Money Judgment against you. If so, contempt of...Read more »
(I had keys to the house and the porch is open and visible, so you can see right into it.) I had to leave on very short notice, this past Saturday. I do not own a car and I can only carry so many things with me. We agreed that I would come back today to get the rest of my things. I texted her... Read more »
Go get the stuff.Ask friends, family for help. Legally you have an argument to make but your stuff get's taken you don't want to be tied up making arguments--spend the time getting a ride. A cab if you have some money. Free rent that long means she's going to get the sympathy.
First and foremost, do you have this loan in a signed writing? You likely have a few issues to consider. If you are local, you can simply sue him in small claims court - fast, comparatively cheap, and a Judgment is just as enforceable as one from regular circuit court. If you don't, you...Read more »
If your wife co-signs a loan - for a car or anything else - she can end up having to pay the entire loan, interest, fees, etc. herself. If she is not prepared to pay everything herself, she should not co-sign. If she also is a co-owner and is listed as such on the Title, she would have the legal...Read more »
They have only ever contacted me, even when I told them that those were her bills and not mine. I'm obviously going to pay them, but can they really call me every day while I'm at work and sue me for my wife's bills?
Spouses are generally legally liable for necessary medical bills even if they did not sign the agreement at the doctor's office. So yes, it is likely that they can come after you for payment. Calling you at work everyday is a different matter. Depending upon the exact details, that may or...Read more »
Absolutely - all Oregon Landlord-Tenant laws apply to you and your tenant. If you are in the city limits of Portland, you may have additional obligations and time/notice requirements. For example, you don't say what sort of 30 day notice you are referring to but if it is a 30 No Cause...Read more »
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