Michael Ian Werner’s Answers

Michael Ian Werner

Pittsburgh Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

Contributor Level 12
  1. I cant get any of the $ i was left due to restrictions in the will, can anything be done ?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Thomas J. Wagner
    2. Paul A. Smolinski
    3. Joseph Michael Pankowski Jr
    4. Michael Ian Werner
    4 lawyer answers

    You should contact a local Estate Administration Attorney.

    2 lawyers agreed with this answer

  2. I have a tenant has not paid rent for 4 months, how do i go about evict this tenant?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Samuel Cohen
    2. Joseph John Console
    3. Michael Ian Werner
    4. Kurt A. Blake
    4 lawyer answers

    It sounds like you already have legal counsel. You should consult with your attorney to properly determine all of your rights and liabilities in relation to this tenant. Good luck.

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  3. I want to know if I can Sue by landlord for letting someone in to my Appointment While we were still legal tenets

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Matthew Louis Solomon
    2. Michael Ian Werner
    3. Gregory L Abbott
    3 lawyer answers

    From what you have written, this landlord has GREATLY exceeded his legal rights. Gather all of your evidence and make an appointment with a local Landlord-Tenant lawyer.

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  4. I want my security deposit back now...my landlord put he house up for sale..did not tell me I found out on internet. can I move?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Ryan Michael Davidson
    2. Michael Ian Werner
    3. Peter J Weinman
    3 lawyer answers

    Selling the property is not an automatic breach of your lease agreement. You should read your lease carefully to see if any of your landlord's actions rise to the level of a breach. Most likely you are obligated to pay through the end of your 6 month term, unless your lease specifically identifies the sale (or attempted sale) of the property as violation of the lease.

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  5. Need to know about lease agreements

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Michael Drew Raisman
    2. Michael Ian Werner
    3. Brandy Ann Peeples
    3 lawyer answers

    Take a look at the PA Attorney General's web site on Tenant's Rights. I have attached a link to this answer.

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  6. Can my landlord still sue for court costs and lawyer fees after I paid my rent?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Michael W. Aitken
    2. Matthew Louis Solomon
    3. Michael Ian Werner
    4. Mark Copoulos
    4 lawyer answers

    If a careful reading of the lease doesn't answer your questions, you consult with a local attorney who is well versed in Landlord Tenant laws and how they are implemented in Philadelphia.

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  7. Under pa law when a tenant wins a case and the landlord appeals does at any point does it go back to the org judgement

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Michael Ian Werner
    1 lawyer answer

    It sounds like something has gone wrong with your case. Landlord & Tenant actions are typically given expedited path through the judicial system. If your case has been sitting for over a year and nothing has happened, I'm guessing that something has fallen though the cracks. It might be wise to buy 30 minutes of a local attorney's time to try and sort this out.

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  8. PA landlord tenant law, can a tenant break the lease if his work is an hour away

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Michael Ian Werner
    2. Sidney Joseph Diamond
    2 lawyer answers

    I agree with the above answer. Be sure to read your lease carefully. Also, should your lease have such a provision, living 1 hour away from your job will not count as "Unforeseen Circumstances".

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  9. Real Estate and insurance rights after parent dies.

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Michael Ian Werner
    2. David M. Frees III
    2 lawyer answers

    These are all very good and important questions. However, there is a bit too much to handle in this forum. If your mother's Estate is solvent (i.e. there are more assets than debts) it is important that matters be handled quickly and efficiently. It is very important that you sit down with an attorney soon and plan a strategy for how you should proceed. Unfortunately I have seen many cases such as yours where the property simply starts to disappear. If you have access to the house, it...

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  10. Under PA landlord tenant laws when is a landlord allowed to change the locks

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Michael Ian Werner
    1 lawyer answer

    I can't believe that the police won't show up. If you and the neighbors are unable to get the police to deal with this, your only other option is to file an Eviction action before your local District Magistrate. Upon receiving an order for possession, you can take that to the Sheriff's office and get these squatters removed. Unfortunately, under PA law you are not permitted to just change the locks on someone who claims that they have a right to possession.

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