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  • Can I put a mechanics lien on a property

    I performed repairs and maintenance that the landlord refused to do. I have since moved out, but can I put a mechanics lien on the property before filing a lawsuit?

    Peter’s Answer

    Unless you are a licensed contractor who did the landlord hired to do the work, you would be advised to NOT file a mechanics' lien. Moreover, you really ought to consult with an attorney before attempting something like this because the filing requirements and deadlines are very precise.. the smallest mistake can be the difference between a valid lien and a cause of action against you for clouding of title. Good luck!

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  • What are my recourses?

    i have a terrace door that has been broken for over seven years. The storm door is falling off the hinge, has no latch and has to be held closed with a bungee cord and rope attached to an inside frame and door knob. I've notified my landlord verba...

    Peter’s Answer

    Attorneys Chertock and Smollens have offered sound legal advice, but I have a practical suggestion. Instead of keeping the storm door attached by bungee and rope, why not take it off and have it properly disposed? That way you need not fear it's flying off and damaging property and/or injuring/killing a passerby.

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  • I have a scheduled appearance in a NYC Criminal Court very shortly. My atty just let me know that the D.A. will have the case

    dismissed. 1) What do I get in writing evidencing this? 2) Would it show on eCourts that the case was dismissed? 3) Lastly, there was an Order of Protection which was issued upon my arraignment. It will be terminated along with the criminal charge...

    Peter’s Answer

    I read your response to Mr. Rothstein's correct answer and want to suggest that you stop being silly.. you'd really rather solicit free advice from someone less familiar with your case than the one you've paid?

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  • Whatare my rights if landlord is attempting eviction because we filed a window guard complaint

    A formal complaint was made in regards to window guards and after inspector deemed a non landlord responsibility, we received an email stating our lease had expired and no renewal would be offered and we should find somewhere else to live.

    Peter’s Answer

    Is the apartment rent stabilized or, like most on Staten Island, market rate? Was it a yearly lease that just happened to expire at around the same time as your complaint -- or was the complaint earlier and the lease just now came up for termination?

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  • Will a cop tell me if I am getting a ticket in the mail after being pulled over or will it just be sent to me?

    If the cop didn't give me a ticket and didn't say anything about getting one, should I be expecting to receive one in the mail?

    Peter’s Answer

    Unless you fled the scene (which would probably have resulted in a pursuit), then I would not expect anything in the mail.

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  • Is this even legal?

    I'm a booth renter who pays rent weekly. On top of that, the owner take a pretty noticeable cut of about 70% of my income.

    Peter’s Answer

    It does not sound illegal. Where's the booth?

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  • I was assaulted while on a business trip I. Germany last December. I am still feeling the effects of the injurys.

    The dousdoff police were involved, I do not have a copy of the report. I was kicked in the head an my eye is getting worse. The assault happened after a night of dinner and drinks. The artacker was from another American from Michigan on the tr...

    Peter’s Answer

    Call the police and ask for a copy of the report.

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  • My lein has disappeared from my home property listed as without lein, now tax and insurance bills arrive?

    I was ready to sell my home. I remembered looking it up some time ago and it no longer listed the lein. I thought it was an error so blew it of. I was in a high risk loan and survived the 7 years of hell and the note has changed hands so many time...

    Peter’s Answer

    You're probably not looking hard enough or the mortgage was recorded against the wrong block or lot number. A buyer's title company will most likely find it. But even if not, you will be required to sign at least one affidavit at closing in which you will swear that no such unrecorded mortgage(s) exist. It's unlikely that it just went away and you'd be wise to deal with it sooner than later. Good luck.

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  • I have an order of protection against my roommate, but she won't move out or remove her belongings.

    My roommate attacked me 3 weeks ago. She was arrested, charged with assault, & an order of protection was issued (she shoved me in January as well, & a domestic incident report was filed.) She is not allowed back in the apartment unless accompanie...

    Peter’s Answer

    You will need to bring an action in housing court to either force her to pay her share and/or evict her. Retain counsel.

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  • If I show an apartment to a client, and they buy it, and my partner does the paper work, ie lease, I legally have to get paid?

    Real Estate Salesperson just curious, Im new to the field

    Peter’s Answer

    Your question is confusing. If you showed an apartment and it was leased (not bought), I assume a commission is due. But is it your partner or your broker? What's your agreement with that person about your commission? You have not really given us enough information.

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