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Carrie Ann Bowers

Wakefield Litigation Lawyer.

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  1. Can a law firm change the terms of a contract midstream through a case ?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Carrie Ann Bowers
    2. R. Russell O'Rourke
    3. Timothy Alan Coe
    3 lawyer answers

    It is 100% up to your brother whether or not he settles. The firm cannot change the terms of the fee agreement. It sounds like your brother no longer wishes to deal with the firm, and might be uncomfortable talking with them about their threatened change of terms. I agree with the other comments about talking to the firm about his concerns. However, if your brother is uncomfortable doing this or if he does not like the results of that conversation, I would recommend calling either the local...

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  2. Could my landlord sue me for a month's rent If I leave a month earlier than the date on their notice to quit?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Carrie Ann Bowers
    2. Thomas J Callahan
    3. Julie Court Molloy
    4. Ayanna Ormond McPhail
    4 lawyer answers

    If your lease has ended, and you're moving out, then it sounds like you don't have anything to worry about. I'm guessing your landlord talked to an attorney and was told that he/she needed to give you proper notice to leave the apartment. The short answer to your question - whether you will have to pay for next months rent - is no. If your landlord has already released the apartment and someone else will be paying next months rent, your landlord cannot collect from both the new tenant and...

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  3. What options do I have to force my landlord to allow me to change apartments or terminate lease due to allergies?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Emma A. Kremer
    2. Carrie Ann Bowers
    2 lawyer answers

    It's going to depend on the terms of your lease and what is causing your allergic reaction. If it turns out that its something the landlord can fix, you have to notify the landlord of the problem and give the landlord time to correct it before you can take any legal action. So your first step needs to be to talk to your landlord. Hopefully (s)he will be helpful. If not, you will need to consult with a landlord tenant lawyer to see what legal remedies you have. Don't wait, because in some...

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  4. Can I get a recommendation for future housing if I have to sue my landlord for damages related to a tenant's illegal activity?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Emma A. Kremer
    2. Patrick Bull
    3. Erik Hammarlund
    4. Carrie Ann Bowers
    5. Ayanna Ormond McPhail
    5 lawyer answers

    Whether or not you will be able to recover damages for the loss of your belongings and expenses is not clear. Your case seems rather complicated. A lot will depend on what exactly the landlord was aware of and what your medical conditions are. You should sit down with a litigation or landlord/tenant attorney to discuss your possible claims and remedies. On a side note, did you have renters insurance? I'm not certain that making a claim against your renters insurance will be helpful to you...

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  5. Can my landlord evict me

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Anjali Gupta Stevenson
    2. Erik Hammarlund
    3. Carrie Ann Bowers
    3 lawyer answers

    The terms of your lease will be the controlling factor. If the lease is still in effect and it allows you to have a dog up to 60 pounds with no breed restrictions, then you can have your pitbull who is under 60 pounds. I agree that you should give the landlord's attorney a call and find out why he thinks you need to get rid of your dog. Is it because he is a pit bull? Or is there another reason? It would be a good idea if you consulted a local landlord tenant attorney to review the terms of...

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  6. Can our landlord discontinue our tenancy-at-will due to my wife's pregnancy?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Henry Lebensbaum
    2. Julie Court Molloy
    3. Christopher W. Vaughn-Martel
    4. Carrie Ann Bowers
    5. Ayanna Ormond McPhail
    5 lawyer answers

    In Mass, it is against the law for a child under the age of 6 to live in a house that has lead paint. That is true for everyone, not just in the landlord tenant realm. I would NOT spend the money to test the house for lead paint, as it will cost you about $300. If the apartment has lead paint, your landlord would be required by law to get rid of it if a child under the age of 6 was living there/going to live there. That being said, you are not obligated to tell your landlord that your...

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