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1 Answer | Asked in Foreclosure, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Rhode Island on
Q: I just found out I have been paying rent since October to a person who didn't own the house. It was a foreclosure

the people who actually bought the house got the paperwork yesterday and showed up today. What can be done about the rent we have paid so far to the shady person who did this to us

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jul 6, 2020

Report them to the authorities. http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/Statutes/TITLE34/34-18/34-18-38.2.HTM compliance is mandatory. Retain an attorney if you are served with an eviction complaint.

2 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation, Civil Rights, Small Claims and Products Liability for Rhode Island on
Q: Hi, I moved in with a close friend like 5 months ago to rent out a room in her house. No verbal agreement was signed, be

sides that i would pay half. now shes trying to "evict" me. What do i do ????

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jul 2, 2020

This is something a Rhode Island landlord-tenant attorney should advise on. But your post remains open for four weeks. The other categories aren't really relevant. But as a practical matter at this point, if the dynamic in such close confines is uncomfortable, whatever the state of affairs... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Small Claims for Rhode Island on
Q: My now ex girlfriend is refusing to give me my paychecks that were set up to be direct deposited into her account.

She is saying because I owe her money, which I admit I do. However we made an aggreement of $300/month towards what I owe her. Now she wont give me any of my checks. What can I do?

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Oct 23, 2019

Locate the signed copy of the agreement you wrote for the $300 a month repayment of the loan.

File it with your case in the small claims court, IF the total amount is less than $2500

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2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Rhode Island on
Q: My boyfriend's dad is our landlord, his son just got locked up last night and next day he writes a note saying I have to

Move in 2 days and he just accepted my payment for rent this month, can I get my money back

Andrew Bilodeau
Andrew Bilodeau answered on Sep 1, 2019

Hello,

Based on the info you provided, your boyfriend’s father would have to evict you and give you proper notice.

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3 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Criminal Law, Products Liability and Small Claims for Rhode Island on
Q: hello i have lost an $2200 camera that i rented whats going to happen to me ?
Thomas Briody
Thomas Briody answered on Feb 13, 2019

If you truly lost the item, then you have most likely not committed a crime. However, you are responsible for the loss, and you will have to reimburse the person who loaned you the camera. That means you are most likely going to have to pay the value of the camera back.

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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Rhode Island on
Q: friend will not acknowledge any of my attempts to reclaim my possessions which he said he would if i ever got to nervous

This friend of mine showed interest in a brand new Xbox One X. Although I was very reluctant to let him "try" it out, he assured me that if at any point I became uncomfortable, that he'd bring back to me no problem. After sleeping on it I decided I was very unnerved and felt I needed... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Feb 17, 2018

If you can't resolve it amicably, it may be time to take your "friend" to small claims court.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Small Claims for Rhode Island on
Q: Can I take someone to court because they threw out my things that was at their house after an argument?
Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Sep 6, 2017

Small claims court is open to everyone. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Criminal Law and Employment Law for Rhode Island on
Q: At what point is this harassment?

I was told by a police officer yesterday to not speak with my roommate/co-worker and to get a restraining order on her because I had to write two police reports on her yesterday. Word got around work that I was going to get one and now she is having my other co-workers come to my desk and taunt me,... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jun 25, 2017

For your own peace of mind, you might be looking for a new live/work situation. A restraining order will likely necessitate exceptions to allow for incidental contact at work/home and may be of little help to you.

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