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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Car Accidents for Tennessee on
Q: I agreed to a payoff with my lien holder through a signed contract. Now that my insurance is paying it off they said

the contract is null/void because my insurance is paying it out. Is that legal if my settlement amount is less? Can the lien holder disregard that contract

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Sep 23, 2022

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. This requires closer examination than is possible in the limited scope here. It could depend on the type of lien and other possible factors. There are certain liens, such as public health liens, that are subject... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Small Claims for Tennessee on
Q: I inherited a 33 year old Bass Boat. I sold it. now the guy wants his money back. what is my legal position

I did not have the boat for sale. It was sitting in the yard and the individual approached me. I told him that it would float and start up and run. He looked at it three times in in a span of a few months. He asked me again to purchase it and I set a low price and he said he wanted it. He came... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Sep 20, 2022

Sounds like its his problem now. He had an opportunity to inspect it and it doesn't sound like you concealed the defect. Hopefully your bill of sale says "as is" or with no warranties - even if it doesn't from your brief facts I'd say he wouldn't have a claim against... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Q: Can I contest a deed if it was signed under false information?

I inherited my father’s property in April and was given false information about the condition of the property as well as the deed. I signed the deed over to my uncle later finding out the information was false. Do I have a case?

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Aug 29, 2022

It is doubtful you have a good case to set aside a Deed for Fraud. But you will need to hire an attorney to check out the facts, witnesses, etc. It may not be worth the trouble, but if you do nothing the property is gone . It appears that you relied on heresay and did not even examine the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: What kind of action could be taken if I found out my Union Attorney Representation was not registered to practice law?

Nore was there a cosigner for him to practice law approved by State Bar of GA.

What action can I take after my arbitration panel has taken place?

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Aug 29, 2022

In TN call the Sheriff or the DA to request charges. It might be grounds for setting aside an adverse decision.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: In the state of Tennessee, do you use a Deed of Reconveyence to release a Deed of Trust ? If not, what form do you use ?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Aug 29, 2022

No, the Note must be satisfied and the Deed of Trust released. Sometimes Partial Releases are appropriate.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: What form do you use, to release a Deed of Trust, in Tennessee ?
Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Aug 29, 2022

No form is required, but the Release should have the recording information on the Deed of Trust to be released. Also that the Debt is paid in full. Notarization required for recording.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Construction Law and Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: What is the max amount of a deposit a contractor can require down from a customer in TN
Henry Ambrose
Henry Ambrose
answered on Aug 11, 2022

You should probably consult a lawyer to review the contract. If any part of the agreement seems questionable you should make sure of what you are being asked to sign before you sign. There might be more problems than you notice.

Also look at the State of Tennessee website:...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Arbitration / Mediation Law for Tennessee on
Q: I’m leasing to purchase a truck and was told I can’t pay it off early. Its not in the lease agreement. Can I pay it off

The truck is $692 a week for 208 weeks which is for 4 years. Im 3 years and 2 months in and want to pay it off early. Im was told that I could not pay it off early but every company or place that has a lease has an early pay out option. It’s not in the lease agreement that I can’t pay it off early.

Henry Ambrose
Henry Ambrose
answered on Aug 11, 2022

You should take the agreement and all the paperwork you have from the time of leasing to a lawyer for consultation.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Health Care Law for Tennessee on
Q: how do i make a case with billing provider I have, have lost thousands of dollars

they are changing the order of my documentation hence getting claims denied

new provider owned practice, been opened a year

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Jul 24, 2022

A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It doesn't make sense for a provider or billing company to jeopardize payment for medical services by submitting procedures (or supporting documentation) out of sequence; further, the claims examiner should... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: Can an IT company sell prepaid service or block of time and set an expiration date for those services to be used?

If 25 hours of service is purchased can they have an expiration date on when those service hours can be used?

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills
answered on Jul 20, 2022

Generally, yes. And if you do not like the terms and conditions of the purchase, then you do not need to do business with that provider.

For example, I just personally purchased an online continuing education course. I have to complete the course by October, or I lose the ability to access...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Collections for Tennessee on
Q: How can a law firm say you breached a contract you never received or signed?

I supposedly have a judgement against me over $100 even though I've never seen it. The law firm called my job and talked bad about me. Then I agreed to pay $125 I kept paying it, but did not sign a contract stating I would. Last month I only paid $50 because again I didnt sign anything. My job... Read more »

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
answered on Jul 19, 2022

You are entitled to protections under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act - including obtaining in writing the full basis for any claimed debt or debt validation. But you must write them to request.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: I typed a persons name wrong on a contract. He singed/printed his correct name on the bottom of the paper.

Is this contract still valid? By printing his correct name and signing at the bottom he agreed that he noticed the error and is the party referred to in contact? It was Sumarriva vs Surmarriva sumarriva is correct nane

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 30, 2022

If either party starts executing the contract terms, then it is probably enforceable by either party despite the error. Are you trying to get out of the contract? What is your objective?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Criminal Law for Tennessee on
Q: OK a friend willingly put a car in his name for me but a month later reported it stolen cause I wouldn't move in wit me

the car was supposed to be in both of our name but when I got arrested I realized the car lot only put it in his name, I was arrested and was put in jail for 3 days, I put the money dwn on the car and was paying the car note.

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 14, 2022

What is your question? Hire a competent attorney now, because you are probably charged with a Felony and facing incarceration. Prepare for a vigorous Preliminary Hearing without fail.

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law and Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: I have a contract to get a 4 seasons patio. The employee misquoted the price. They want to charge me 7k additional. Can

Can they do this? I have a signed contract. The job was 25000 and I’ve paid 12,000z

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 6, 2022

Your signed contract probably allows the service provider all types of increasing the price for changes, materials, etc. Hire an attorney to review the contract and possibly negotiate a lower increase in the contract price.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Contracts for Tennessee on
Q: I had a contract / bill of sale for food truck. 20 k down and 1000 a month following. He hasn’t paid the thousand

It was stated in contract of payment not made on time, ownership reverts back to seller. Is this mine legally to sell again

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Jun 6, 2022

Is the truck in your possession? If not, and you did not perfect the lien on the title, then the buyer could sell it. You will need an attorney to look at the contract and the facts prior to doing anything else. Otherwise you could be charged with theft or conversion.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation and Collections for Tennessee on
Q: can a car lot keep your down payment if they take the car back

I put a down payment on a car and 2 weeks later they called and said they were taking it back because I changed jobs. I was told it was illegal for them to keep my down payment. Is that true? Because they shouldn't be allowed to keep my money if they take the car for no reason. They have done... Read more »

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on May 31, 2022

Both Parties can argue they are entitled to the money. But it is up to you to file for breach of contract, conversion, etc. in General Sessions Court, where you will have the burden of proof.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Tennessee on
Q: Owner of salon just sold business and new owner requires new contract to be signed by June 1st. Now does not wish to

Continue business relationship and asked me to leave. I am booth rental and have no contract with new owner, can she just tell me to leave or must she give me adequate notice?I am in Knoxville TN.

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
answered on May 23, 2022

if you had a contract with the prior owner/ a lease - then you may have an ability to rely upon this as to the term of same.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Q: we are purchasing land in the state of tennesse. Is it required that we use an attorney for a simple land contract?
Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
answered on Apr 25, 2022

You are not "required" to use an attorney to purchase real estate in Tennessee. However, I would encourage you to consider using a real estate agent. There may be issues you are not familiar with that a real estate agent may be able to help with. You also may want to use or talk to a... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Q: I am buying in Tennessee and have not signed a contract.

I am buying a rent-to-own home in TN. I have not signed a contract. Can I be charged a late fee, for first late payment?

Anthony M. Avery
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Anthony M. Avery
answered on Apr 7, 2022

You may want to rethink this transaction. The landlord will probably keep whatever money you pay him and file a Detainer Warrant.

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