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Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.

Pittsburgh Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

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  1. I'm renting a room for $135.00 a week (me & my two young children. I'm a single parent who is trying 2 keep her children safe

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    1 lawyer answer

    Under the law you must give him written notice and set a reasonable date for the repair. State that the ceil\ing leak is making the one room apartment uninhabitable. Also state that you are witholding rent until the leak is fixed. If he sues you for rent, you must be prepared to prove that you gave the written notice and that he did not make the repair. Can you get a witness? Can you take pictures? Of course you must have a copy of the notice to present at trial. Clifford L Tuttle, Jr....

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  2. My boyfriend moved to a mobile home with out a lease just verbal arrangement now has criminal trespass charge felony

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. Alexander M. Ivakhnenko
    3. John Arthur Daniels
    3 lawyer answers

    Hire a lawyer. He should be able to prove he was there initially by consent through witnesses and documentary evidence of repairs. Also, was any rent ever paid? Clifford L Tuttle, Jr Attorney Pittsburgh Pa

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  3. Landlord to sue property manager?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

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

    Ordinarily, you can fire an employee for any reason or no reason. However, since you have a written contract, it would be a good idea to have the contract reviewed by an attorney with experience in this field. If the contract specifies the duties of the manager, it is quite possible that the manager has breached the contract. Since the contract may contain provisions about termination of the contract, attention should be paid to the language. Clifford L. Tuttle, Jr. Attorney at Law

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  4. I'm late on rent and my landlord changed my locks with no warning or notice

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    1 lawyer answer

    Get a locksmith and break in. Your landlord has no right to lock you out without proceeding under the landlord and tenant act. Clifford L Tuttle, Jr Attorney at Law Pittsburgh, PA

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  5. I would like to know how many days does a landlord have to let you know before you have to get out of their property? my ex-

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    1 lawyer answer

    The answer is in the lease. Assuming you are not delinquent in rent and the lease has not expired or otherwise is on a month to month basis, you are entitled to continue to the end of the term. Be careful, though. He may try to lock you out. Clifford L. Tuttle, Jr. Attorney at Law Pittsburgh, PA

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  6. Is there any legal action that can be taken if a homeowner involved in a short sale decides to back out of the deal last minute?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. Vincent J. Gallo
    3. Michael T Millar
    3 lawyer answers

    Short sales are very frustrating. Banks can back out at the last minute, too. Suing under the contract may not force the sale because the bank has the right to accept the final numbers. Ask your agent to try to find out what is going on before you sue.

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  7. Lost license for 18 months because of DUI how do i get license back in PA

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. William Robert Bickerton
    2. Justin James McShane
    3. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    3 lawyer answers

    Contact PennDot to get a form for applying for license reinstatement. They may have them at the Driver's License Center where you get your picture taken or at a State Police Barracks. The person behind the counter may also be able to look up your driving record and confirm that you are eligible for reinstatement. If you are a member of the AAA, that organization may be able to help also.

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  8. Landlord trying to evict for roaches found 9 months AFTER I moved in

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    1 lawyer answer

    Absolutely you have a chance! The landlord has a duty to provide you with a habitable apartment. Your landlord has it backwards. He has the duty to eradicate the roaches. Assuming that he cannot prove that you are the source of the infestation, he cannot evict you. I suggest you find a lawyer who has some landlord-tenant experience. Tell him that I told you that this case is governed by the rule in Pugh v Holmes, 486 Pa. 272, 405 A.2d 897 (1979). Clifford L. Tuttle, Jr. Attorney at...

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  9. Can a clause extend how long a LL has to return a security deposit?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. Kathy Jean Bloom
    2 lawyer answers

    The Landlord and Tenant Act also states that the provisions relating to return of security deposit cannot be waived. In my opinion, that contract provision cannot be enforced. Clifford L. Tuttle, Jr. Attorney at Law Pittsburgh, PA

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  10. How do I file a countersuit against my landlord?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. Jennifer L. Ellis
    3. Jesse Chen
    3 lawyer answers

    You don't need to file a cross claim (that's what it is called in the Magistrate's Court) to challenge the amounts claimed against you. If you have a distinct claim against the landlord, other than denying the amounts they claim you owe, the magistrates office will give you a form to file a cross-claim. It doesn't sound as though you have such a claim. If you are still unsure, contact a lawyer. Clifford L. Tuttle, Jr. Attorney at Law Pittsburgh, PA

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