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Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.

Pittsburgh Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

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

    Answered 10 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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  2. Can estate lawyer let my brothers house foreclose?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Robert John Carey
    2. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    3. Daniel Lee O'Neil
    3 lawyer answers

    You haven't told me whether you discussed this with the lawyer who represents the estate and what he/she said. He/she knows the relevant facts, including what the relevant instruments say. Sometimes non-lawyers use the term "co-sign" when the signer was actually a guarantor. In any event, it is necessary to examine the documents involved and know all of the facts before expressing an opinion. Talk to the lawyer representing the estate. Ask questions. Don't shop his/her opinion. If you...

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  3. I had a rent to own with a landlord, we missed 2 payments and now he sent us a 10 day eviction is there any thing i can do?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Marshall D. Chriswell
    2. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    3. Gretchen Deborah Sterns
    3 lawyer answers

    Unfortunately, you have 10 days to appeal an award of possession from the date of the decision. The decision may not have been dated on the date of the hearing. Today is November 5. If the decision was made (read the notice) on the 24th or later, you can appeal today. But it must be today or you lose the right to possession. Go to the County Prothonotary's Office. Take your check book, since you will have to pay money into escrow for rent and may have to pay court costs to file a notice of...

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  4. How can I find out if I was named in a will if the executor refuses to show me the will? Is the will considered public info?

    Answered almost 5 years ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. James Oberholtzer
    2 lawyer answers

    If the will has been presented for probate, you can look at it at the Department of Court Records, Register of Wills Office. Call Paul Little at the Department of Court Records at 412-350-4195 and ask him to look it up. If the will has not been presented for probate, you may have to wait, since there is no time period when it must be done and there may be no obligation to do so if there are no assets to be distributed by probating the will. Clifford L Tuttle, Jr Attorney at Law...

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  5. Landlord tenant, Philadelphia, PA, last months rent deposit

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    1 lawyer answer

    The lease ppears to be a one year lease, beginning today and ending, in reality, on 8/31/09. Thus, your last month's rent will be for the month of August. However, you could, if you wish, renew the lease and pay September's rent at that time. The security deposit is not supposed to cover rent. It is supposed to be handled separately. You give notice in writing where the deposit can be mailed after inspection of the premises. The landlord inspects, makes deductions for damages, if any,...

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  6. Tenant's rights under PA landlord tenant laws tenant's rights against disruptive neighbor

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    1 lawyer answer

    Contract your District Magistrate's Office. The people in the office will help you draft a complaint and schedule a hearing so that you can be protected from terroristic threats.

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  7. Under PA landlord tenant law what are tenant's rights when landlord raises rent during lease term

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    1 lawyer answer

    I assume that you have a written lease. Write a polite letter with your next rent payment pinting out that you have a written contract that specifies the rent until (insert date), the end of the lease period. Enclose a check for the correct amount and mark it " (Month) rent - in full". If your landlord attempts to evict you, you have a copy of the signed lease (keep the original safe) and copies of your cancelled checks, front and back, at the ready to prove you have paid the rent in full....

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  8. Under PA law can father in law sue son in law for divorce

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. Karl E. V. Paananen
    2 lawyer answers

    I'm not sure I understand your question. Are your daughter and son-in-law still married and he is not supporting her, forcing you to do so? If so, SHE may have a legal remedy against him for support. If you are asking whether you have a right to reimbursement for payment of debts in his behalf, ordinarily no, unless you had an agreement with him, such as a loan CLT

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

    Answered almost 7 years ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. John Joseph Miravich
    4 lawyer answers

    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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  10. My fiance (ex now) and I submitted an offer on a house, then we broke up, can we get our earnest deposit back?

    Answered 3 days ago.

    1. Clifford L. Tuttle Jr.
    2. Leslie A. Margolies
    2 lawyer answers

    Maybe. You need to talk to your agent if you trust her, or a lawyer if you don't. The specific terms of Agreement of sale will determine the answer. You need a strategy. Otherwise, the listing agent may be only too happy to declare you in default, since she would get part of the hand money as a commission. Clifford L. Tuttle, Jr. Attorney at Law Pittsburgh, PA

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