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
There is no "small claims" court for personal injury claims in Puerto Rico. You will have to file suit in state court or federal court (if your claim exceeds $75,000 and you and the defendant live in different states). If you plan to sue a cruise ship, be advised...View More
Without further information, I can only counsel regarding the forum before which to present your cause. If you received your injury while on a cruise ship or ferry boat within the jurisdiction of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and depending on the severity of said injuries, you may present your...View More
I'm assuming that the eviction is being made by way of Public Law 86 of 2011 before a Court of Law in Puerto Rico. In that event, a dunning letter should be mailed to the lessee by certified mail to his/her last known address (if Philadelphia address is known, mail to said address). If no...View More
Is it proper to file in small claims court to be released from a rental contract paid 1 year in advance? There was a breach of contract by landlord. We're looking to get our rental fees for the rest of the term of contract.
Hello and thank you for using JUSTIA. The case needs to be filed in the district court due to the amount and matter being claimed. You would file a breach of contract case. The costs are $750.00 retainer and 20% of the amount recovered. The amount placed by the court as legal fees would be...View More
This merchant will not return my down payment. My wedding was supposed to be in Puerto Rico but because of the massive hurricane hitting my wedding was cancelled by the resort . The merchant took my down payment on 9/12/17 and the hurricane hit on 9/18/17 the hotel I was supposed to have my wedding... View More
You will have to have the merchant personally served in Puerto Rico. Everything else would be the same. Depending on the amount of money involved, you may want to retain counsel, but collecting on a Judgment may be very hard.
In Puerto Rico, when you have a claim (collection) for $15,000 or less, you have to file the claim in the City of residence of the defendant.
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