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Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.

Pittsburgh Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

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  1. Under PA law can a credit card company put a lien on my property

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. John Joseph Miravich
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    The only way a credit card claim can become a lien is if the claimant files suit and obtains a judgment. If this happens, you must contact a lawyer very quickly after you are served or a default judgment may be taken. While judgment cannot be taken without proper notice, circumstances can develop where it appears that you were given notice, but you were in fact never informed. If this happens, call a lawyer as soon as you find out -- it may not be too late if you act promptly. Generally,...

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  2. In PA what rights as a landlord do I have to stop my tenants from bringing in subtenants? (they are now being evicted)

    Answered about 1 hour ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2 lawyer answers

    You are in the process of evicting your tenants and the subtenant with them under the proper legal process. Unfortunately for you, your tenants are exercising their right of appeal. However, you one thing going for you that you should not overlook. The tenants must pay rent into escrow with the Prothonotary, even if they are indigent. If they fail to make a timely payment, you should send them a form notice (the Prothonotary can provide you with one) telling them that they have 10 days...

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  3. How much for an eviction?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. Matthew Louis Solomon
    3. Jacob Ryan Lauser
    3 lawyer answers

    The answer to your question is not that simple. You have to start by filing a complaint with a magistrate. It costs anywhere from around $75.00 to $200.00 to file, depending upon the amount claimed and the number of Defendants to be served. If you win and the case is not appealed, you can obtain a writ of possession from the magistrate which must be served by the Constable. That usually costs around $40. Then, if the tenant gads not moved, the constable will keep the peace while you change...

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  4. If i purchase a multi-unit property and the lease has no wording in it about lease transferring to new owner, whats the default?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

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

    For starters, you should obtain all of the leases from your seller at closing. Have each of them assigned in writing to you. You may want to get new leases anyway, either immediately or when they renew. There are quite a few provisions that should be contained in a lease from the landlord's point of view. Among them, waiver of the right to prior notice and the right to reimbursement of attorneys fees. Clifford L. Tuttle, Jr. Attorney at Law Pittsburgh, PA

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  5. If I cash a check that is only partial payment of my owed security deposit, does that mean I accept that as full payment?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. Michael Ian Werner
    3. Arthur R Panza
    3 lawyer answers

    Cash the check. Wait until after 30 days have passed and sue at the Magistrate for the balance of your money times 2. It would be nice if you could get written confirmation that the landlord did not make a deduction. Send him an email stating that this confirms that there were no deductions from the security deposit. Also be prepared to prove the amount you paid by a lease or a cancelled check. Clifford L. Tuttle, Jr. Attorney at Law Pittsburgh, PA

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  6. Can I get my money back if the house I rented is not in move in conditions?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. Michael Anthony Cataldo
    2 lawyer answers

    You can file a complaint, with the magistrate but expect the landlord to claim that you breached the lease. Your evidence should be in order. I recommend you find an attorney. You are actually seeking more than your deposit and paid rent back, you are seeking to terminate the lease due to landlord default. You must meet your burden of proof or you will be on the hook for possibly all the ren for a year under the lease. Clifford L Tuttle, Jr Attorney at Law Pittsburgh, PA

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  7. My driveway is on a right of way. The right to use the property is in my deed. Whzt are my rights if the property is sold?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. Dotty Elaine Lemieux
    2 lawyer answers

    You don't say what kind of right of way it is. You need to take all of the documents you have to a lawyer who practices in this area of the law. Clifford L Tuttle, Jr Attorney at Law Pittsburgh, PA

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  8. Can a tenant in PA with no lease be sued for rent when house being rented was not up to code and had no smoke detectors?

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    1 lawyer answer

    It is the landlord's responsibility to maintain the premises under applicable regulations. You need to organize your evidence. Is there proof of ownership of the washer and dryer? Proof of payment of rent? Clifford L Tuttle, Jr Attorney at Law Pittsburgh Pa

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  9. My home was sold at sheriffs sale in Philadelphia Pa , I have a 9 month Redemption , Can I still sell my home .

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    1 lawyer answer

    Perhaps. But it will be very hard for you to do anything without actually redeeming the property. You might be able to assign your right of redemption, but you will take a deep discount to do it. You need a lawyer experienced in this field. There are not that many of them. You will have to search carefully. Clifford L Tuttle, Jr. Attorney-at-law Pittsburgh PA

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  10. Do have to be paying taxes on the land before i can take adverse possession in pa

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Thomas Kenny
    2. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    3. Bernard Lafayette Metz
    4. Bruce Givner
    4 lawyer answers

    You need to find a lawyer who is experienced in this field. You didn't say whether your neighbor has filed suit or done anything to assert a claim. In fact, it may be necessary for you to file suit in order to defend your claim. Clifford L Tuttle Jr. Attorney-at-law Pittsburgh PA

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