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Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.

Pittsburgh Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

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  1. Question concerning a mortgage note

    Answered almost 4 years ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. Paul Stephen Johnson
    2 lawyer answers

    It sounds as though the sellers did not convey title, but kept title as security and he signed a promissory note for the purchase price. This situation is similar to a land contract, which can bring about a lot of trouble for either party. In the case of the buyer, there is a danger that the property will be liened, possibly for a debt that has nothing to do with the property. Your son should want to get title as soon as possible. But don't forget to search the title before concluding the...

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  2. What do i do if im living with someone and they take your stuff and sell it to a pawn shop?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. Andrew Daniel Myers
    2 lawyer answers

    The police are likely to tell you that it is a domestic matter. You can sue her for conversion. If the value of the goods converted is under $8,000, you can bring it at the magistrate's office. If it is over $8,000 in value, you must bring it in Common Pleas Court. I recommend that you hire a lawyer, since this matter is likely to be a screaming match if you don't have a buffer between the two of you. Your personal involvement will get the better of you. Clifford L Tuttle, Jr...

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  3. My landlord is trying to raise my rent $45.00, I signed a lease in April 2011 for one year. Is he allowed to do this?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. James S. Tupitza
    2 lawyer answers

    I think you mean that you signed the lease in April this year. Unless the lease has some unusual provision (which I think you would know about) the LL is bound by the terms of the lease. If he returns the check, be sure to tender payment of the correct amount every month, with proof that you attempted to pay. Write a letter, send it certified, stating your position. Clifford L Tuttle, Jr Attorney at Law Pittsburgh, PA

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  4. If a house is sold at a judicial sale does the current owner have any recourse? this is in Venango county, PA

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. James S. Tupitza
    2 lawyer answers

    If you are asking whether the "mortgage company" has liability to her, the mere fact that she "thought" that the taxes were being paid from an escrow fund is not going to be enough. Do the documents she has from closing indicate that an escrow was established to pay taxes? Did she pay the required amount into escrow? How long ago was the sale? If it was last September, it is too late to appeal. However, if it was a special sale, held recently, an appeal may be possible. I agree, she...

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  5. Do I need a real estate attorney?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. James S. Tupitza
    3. Eric Eugene Shore
    3 lawyer answers

    You need to be represented personally to protect your interests in this matter. Even if your siblings have counsel, you have a potential conflict of interest and what they do could harm you. Clifford L. Tuttle, Jr Attorney at Law 412-561-6303

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  6. Can a landlord restrict the number of people living in a house that is for rent if the tenant will pay for ALL utilities?

    Answered about 4 years ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. Angel Mae T Webby Esq.
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes the landlord can restrict number of tenants by putting the restriction in the lease. I think you may be well served to find another place to rent. If you force your way it will only buy you more trouble.

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  7. I want to have the house remain on the market. What are my options with only Power of Attorney and no Will? How do I reconcile

    Answered 6 days ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. Gerard Albert Plourde
    3. Kevin H. Pate
    3 lawyer answers

    You need an attorney. You cannot address the situation yourself. Even though your father died without a will, an estate can and should be raised to deal with this problem. The estate will have to be raised in the county and state where he was domiciled (permanently residing) at the time of his death. Even that fact can be an issue in some cases. Get a lawyer to help you get this sorted out. Do it soon. Clifford L. Tuttle, Jr. Attorney at Law Pissburgh, PA

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  8. Being served with eviction

    Answered 11 days ago.

    1. Matthew Louis Solomon
    2. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    3. Arthur R Panza
    3 lawyer answers

    However, if you mean does he have to serve you with a complaint, the court does that after filing. Clifford L. Tuttle, Jr. Attorney at Law Pittsburgh, PA

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  9. Can we void a lease agreement due to a flea infestation (uninhabitable) Lease just signed the day before!

    Answered 13 days ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    1 lawyer answer

    From a practical perspective, do you have someplace else to live? Do you know what it takes to eradicate fleas? (I don't) could it be done in an empty house with a single treatment? Or would multiple treatments be required? Have you talked to the landlord? Tell him that you cannot move your belongings into the house because it is flea infested and the fleas will soon be laying eggs in your clothes, furniture, etc. Ask him to treat it immediately. If he refuses, you will have to take the...

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  10. Joint lease

    Answered about 1 month ago.

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

    Sorry to break the bad news. You are liable for the whole amount. So is she and the others. The landlord doesn't have to sue you all, she can sue any one of you. More bad news, under the Magisterial District Judge Rules of Court, you cannot join them in the case if you are sued. You have to sue them separately for contribution after you have lost (Philadelphia may have additional Rules, check with a local lawyer). In addition, if you take on new roommates, and you are all sued someday...

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