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Michael J. Pykosh

Michael Pykosh’s Answers

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  • Is there a time limit as to when a landlord can't be sued for not returning a security deposit rightfully to the tenant?

    My friend recently moved from Allentown, Pa to Georgia. The landlord called her, refusing to return the security deposit back, claiming damages (such as dirty walls, carpet stains, etc). He has still not returned the deposit nor provided a written...

    Michael’s Answer

    I agree 4 years. Your friend has to make sure he or she notified the landlord in writing of his or her new address

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  • Purchasing land on an "upset" sale for taxes. Where do I look to see if there are leans on property prior to sale?

    I am going to purchase land at an upset sale on a small piece of land under a acre for taxes. This is on a small back road in pa mountains ajoining a camp we currently own. The sale is in the small town of Tionesta pa. If there happens to be a lea...

    Michael’s Answer

    If you purchase property at an upset sale and it has a lien the lien holders only recourse would be as against the property - not other assets you own. You should have a title search done . A searcher will search the records at the Recorder of Deeds and the Prothonotary in the county where the property is located for mortgage liens , tax liens , judgments etc. This should be done and analyzed prior to the sale. It's also a good idea to confirm with the Tax Claim Bureau that the owner was properly notified of the sale. If not there is a good possibility that the sale could be overturned. Good luck. There is alot involved with with these type of sales.

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  • I need a contingency lawyer I had work in the amount of 35,ooo on my roofs and windows and the roofs leak 3 new roofs and

    and 18 windows i am going through so many problems with this company the roofs leak and they say they come out to repair them and they still leaks I have pics of the roofs and the leaks the roofs look bad and people just laugh when they se...

    Michael’s Answer

    you should contact the Attorney General's Office. You can file a complaint. All contractors that do residential work are required to be registered with the Attorney General,s Office. They will help you the complaint form.

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  • I was renting a room at a hotel i moved out how long do i have to wait to get my securitydeposit back

    I was renting a room in a hotel, i moved out a week ago and the landlord still hasn't given me my security deposit back.

    Michael’s Answer

    landloard has 30 days to return a security deposit,or the remainder of the deposit with an itemized list of deductions. to protect your rights you should send a certified letter to the landloard advising him of your new address-keep a copy for your records.

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  • If the lease has no late fees do i have to pay late fees

    landlord wants to deduct 25.00 per day for late fees lease says nothing about late fees what do i do.

    Michael’s Answer

    a lease is a contract. if late charges are not provided for.Landloard can not collect for late charges.

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  • Switching mortgage into my name?

    My brother died last year. I have been paying the mortgage and living in the house for 2 years what can I do to get the mortgage in my name?

    Michael’s Answer

    Title to the home would have to be put in your name. To do so an estate would have to be opened and the home be placed in your name. If your brother had a will and left the home to only you you may be able to refinance and pay off the current mortgage. if he left the home to you and others you may have to pay the other heirs their share of the equity based on the fair market value. If there is no will, an estate will have to be opened.It would have to be determined if you are the heir according to the law of intestacy.

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