Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.’s Answers

Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.

Pittsburgh Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

Contributor Level 15
  1. My landlord changed my locks while I was at work based on a lie about my fiancé he heard from a neighbor. what do I do?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. Matthew Louis Solomon
    3. Mark Copoulos
    4. Robert K. S. Abernathy
    4 lawyer answers

    Locking you out of your apartment is a breach of the lease. However, that is just the beginning. Hire a lawyer who is experience in civil litigation and is familiar with the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law. You could be entitled to ordinary damages, exemplary damages and attorneys fees. In the mean time, find another place to live in a hurry. Staying there will mean nothing but trouble. Clifford L. Tuttle, Jr. Attorney at Law

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

  2. He wants to put the deed into his name, make my mortgage payments. Then next year refinance the mortgage into his name.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. Robert John Carey
    3. Mark M. Medvesky
    4. Michael C. Wild
    4 lawyer answers

    This is a very dangerous proposition. Based on the facts you have given me, he may be trying to purchase the property for a small fraction of its value. Deals like this, in my experience, rarely work out to the benefit of the homeowner. If you want to go forward with this, you need a lawyer -- your own lawyer. Clifford L. Tuttle, Jr. Attorney at Law Pittsburgh PA

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

  3. They locked up our house and removed the contents,we never received a letter saying when we had to be out by. Is this legal.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Matthew Louis Solomon
    2. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    3. James S. Tupitza
    3 lawyer answers

    This is called a self-help eviction. It ignores the Landlord and Tenant Act. Your damages would be the value of all of the property they took. And you might be able to get punitive damages if the case reaches a judge. Clifford L. Tuttle, Jr. Attorney at Law Pittsburgh, PA

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

  4. HELP: Buying a house with a prior lien on it. Title company is willing to insure the title, but mortgage is uncomfortable.

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. Michael Kuldiner
    3. Jonathan H. Stanwood
    4. Scott M Rothman
    4 lawyer answers

    You need a real estate lawyer to look at the exact circumstances. From what you say, it sounds as though the lien has expired. If the title company will insure the property without an exception, you and the lender are probably protected. Get an experienced real estate lawyer in Philadelphia. Do it immediately. Clifford L. Tuttle, Jr. Attorney at Law Pittsburgh, PA

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

  5. I'm worried

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. Nellie T. Schulz
    3. Robert John Carey
    3 lawyer answers

    If the complaint names only you, an award against you will not create a lien against your sister. However, you must work up a plan to get current and talk to your landlord about it. If necessary, ask your sister to help. You must protect yourself from being evicted and in the long run, getting current on the rent is the way to do it. Otherwise, you must look for a place to move. Clifford L Tuttle, Jr Attorney at Law Pittsburgh, PA

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

  6. Magistrate granted me procession of the house the the lady appealed it to county court how do I get a date to see the judge

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. Jeffrey Andrew Rowe
    3. John F. Fox Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, the Magistrate's decision wiped out by the appeal. Under the Rules, you have 20 days to file a Complaint in the Arbitration Division of Common Pleas Court. Although you do not need a lawyer to do this, it appears to me that you may need help, since you are unfamiliar with the process. Clifford L. Tuttle, Jr. Attorney at Law Pittsburgh, PA

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

  7. How to evict

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. Brian James Hinkle
    3. Stewart C Crawford Jr.
    4. Leo Michael Mulvihill Jr.
    4 lawyer answers

    Leave a notice on the door demanding that the premises be vacated in 15 days. Go to the Magisterial District Judge in the jurisdiction where the house is located (you can look it up on the internet and call first if you are uncertain of the district). Fill out a Landlord-Tenant complaint and pay the fee for filing and service. Be prepared to pay between $150 and $200. The fee will depend upon the amount claimed and the number of defendants. Go to the hearing prepared to explain your claim...

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

  8. I bought a house at the county repository tax sale. upon inspection i found people living there. what can i do?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Thomas Kenny
    2. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    3. Bruce Givner
    3 lawyer answers

    You're going to have to hire a lawyer and sue for possession of the property. In your suit, you aver that you purchased the property and received treasurer's deed. And then state that you have the right to possession and defendants do not. When you successfully conclude this case, you are entitled to obtain a writ of possession. Clifford L. Tuttle, Jr Attorney-at-law Pittsburgh PA

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

  9. I live in PA. I own a house The "buyer" went in to the house with an inspector without permission. Is this legal or tresspas

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. Nellie T. Schulz
    2 lawyer answers

    Is there a real estate agent? The agent usually accompanies buyers when they visit the property. I don't think you are going to get anywhere with such a claim. If you want the deal, you will probably kill it. If you don't want the deal, you can probably terminate under the agreement's terms. Talk to your agent. If no agent, talk to a lawyer. The agreement will govern whether you are entitled to terminate. Clifford L. Tuttle, Jr. Attorney at Law Pittsburgh, PA

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

  10. Can I remove adandoned tools to a safe place off property so that a new contractor can work with his own tools?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    1 lawyer answer

    You can certainly store them off site. However, you can 't legally hold them as collateral. Nevertheless, as a practical matter, you have a claim against him and if he wants to recover his tools, it's a good opportunity to work out a settlement. I'll bet he will be back when he needs one of the tools. Clifford L Tuttle, Jr Attorney at Law Pittsburgh Pa. Read my blog Pittsburgh Legal Back Talk

    3 lawyers agreed with this answer

Call now for a free consultation.

412-561-6303