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  • Does this constitute a breach of contract?

    Our lease says that our landlord isn't responsible for seasonal bugs. We've had a roach problem, since we moved in in Aug. 2009. We have since called about this problem in Aug., Sept., Oct. 09, & Apr. 10. The landlord has paid all 4 times. Thi...

    Sammid’s Answer

    First look for a definition of "seasonal" bugs in your lease. It probably doesn't contain one. This would make the contract ambiguous and give you a leg to stand on. Now explain to the landlord that he has certain covenants which are implied in law, and that he is in breach, specifically the covenant of quiet enjoyment.

    A covenant is a promise to engage in or refrain from a specified action. The covenant of quiet enjoyment where landlord agrees that the tenant shall peaceably enjoy the premises he has leased. This covenant is breached by an entry, or lawful expulsion from, or some actual disturbance in, the possession.

    Since the roaches present an actual disturbance which interferes with your possession, because who wants to live (remain in possession) in a roach infested place, the landlord is in breach of this covenant. Send the landlord a letter that explains that this situation needs to be corrected and if not you are aware of your rights and will pursue a legal action against him. There is a letter at www.onlinevalegalforms.com under landlord tenant – “notice to landlord to make repairs”. This service will ask you to fill in a questionnaire, an attorney will review your complaint and draft your letter for you, and then you can download it and mail it to your landlord. Since calling the exterminator is cheaper than calling his lawyer it will probably resolve your problem. If it doesn’t feel free to call me and we can discuss possible remedies available to you.

    Good Luck and if you need further information, feel free to contact me.

    Sam Mansoor, Attorney
    Mansoor Law Firm, PLLC
    116R Edwards Ferry Rd NE
    Leesburg, VA 20176
    (703) 404-7733

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  • I own a small commercial cleaning business. One company that we deal with canceled the non cancelable contract.

    In my contract with "The Company" there is a clause that says due to special pricing given, the contract is non cancelable. Is the non cancelable clause enforcable? The contract also states that if they cancel, they will be liable to pay the remai...

    Sammid’s Answer

    The non-cancelable clause is likely unenforceable. However depending on the language, liability may remain on the balance of the contract.

    An examination of the contract is required to determine your rights.

    Good Luck and if you need further information, feel free to contact me.
    I have Fairfax appointments on tuesdays and thursdays.

    Sam

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  • Did not get what we signed a contract for.

    I signed a contract for a 25-30 person luxury limo party bus. When the limo arrived it was not a party bus with a lighted floor or disco lights like advertised. It also only fit 22 people, 4 had to drive themselves to prom. 3 of the kids had to...

    Sammid’s Answer

    A full refund is not likely. While you may not have received the service you contracted to receive, you did receive service.

    It is unfortunate that the limo was not correct, but it appears that the operator attempted to compensate you for the difference. Since the provider performed a service, he is entilted to some compensation. The difficulty therefore will be showing your damages. The +/- $325 you received will likely be all you are entitled to receive.

    Good Luck and if you need further information, feel free to contact me.
    Sam

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  • I need to find out if my exwife has obtained passports for my children, how do I do this?

    I have sole custody of my 3 children and my exwife gets 2 weeks in the summer with them. She has mentioned taking them to Canada. I know that you need a passport to get into Canada and need to find out if she has gotten them passports. How do I fi...

    Sammid’s Answer

    You can try looking here:
    http://travel.state.gov/passport/get/status/status_2567.html

    Good Luck and if you need further information, feel free to contact me.
    Sam
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  • Our landlord is evicting and i don't know what legal action i can take?

    our land lord has came into our apartment several times without our permission, there was a stain on the carpet and the apartment was a little messy not filthy just messy, also she disclosed information to my mother about our eviction and my mothe...

    Sammid’s Answer

    Sounds like your landlord has breached the covenant of quiet enjoyment.

    A breach of the covenant occurs when the landlord acts in such a way to interfere with the tenants peaceful "possesion." By "causing a scene" when people come over she is interfering.

    You should consult an attorney for additional information, and possible remedies available from her.

    Good Luck and if you need further information, feel free to contact me.
    Sam
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  • Do I have any rights about renewing my lease. The landlord has not given 30 days notice. He has not offered a new lease.

    I have lived there several years and yes I did fall behind occasionally in my rent over the years. I am current with my rent. The landlord has 2 months security. The lease expires 5/31 and I just got a note pinned to the door (5/6) saying that the...

    Sammid’s Answer

    You need to read the lease to determine your rights. at first glance, a note pinned to the door on 5/6 saying you need to vacate by 5/31 is probably not enough notice. While this might not renew your lease it may buy you a little more time to find a new place.

    Good Luck and if you need further information, feel free to contact me.
    Sam

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  • Leases

    If you lease an apartment & someone is going to living with you & they sign the lease also,then move out,are they liable for part of the rent until the lease is up?

    Sammid’s Answer

    While the answer above is generally correct, you must examine the lease to determine if this applies in your situation.

    For example, in some situations particularly in college towns, where roomates are common, the landlord may have structured the lease for each of the tenant/roomates to be individually liable only for the share they possess.

    Good Luck and if you need further information, feel free to contact me.
    Sam

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  • I have a negative balance on PayPal because I sold an item and was paid with a hacked account.

    I sold a item on Ebay and used Paypal to collect the payment. The buyer paid me quickly on paypal and I sent him the computer. I then found out the buyer hacked into someone else's account to pay me. Paypal reverse the transaction and now I am out...

    Sammid’s Answer

    This is a complicated situation, and additional information is required for a proper answer. You definitely need to consult with an attorney.

    First, sorry to say it, but you are probably going to lose this one. Before you decide to pursue this matter further try to decide if you have enough information to go forward, and who to go forward against.

    Theories of Liability:
    Ebay:

    Did Ebay misrepresent the quality of the buyer? Did your buyer have a high feedback score? Was the Ebay account used to purchase the computer actually the buyer? Did the buyer click through from Ebay to Paypal, to pay you?

    If any of these questions apply, you may have an avenue to pursue against Ebay. However, Ebay has several warnings with regards to collecting funds and shipping items. An examination of the Ebay user agreement is required to determine any liability.

    PayPal

    Paypal has an obligation to ensure that the funds it withdraws from the buyer's account actually is from the buyer's account. How long was it from when Paypal credited your account, to when they notified you that the funds were misappropriated? If this time is unreasonable, then you may have a claim against PayPal for not only the negative balance, but the value of your computer. Now if you saw the paypal credit hit your account, and then immediately ran out and mailed your computer to the buyer, you are probably out of luck. Unreasonable would be something more like the account was credited, and three days later they said the funds were stolen and they debited your account.

    Again like Ebay, Paypal has several policies in place to protect you and them, and an examination of the Paypal agreement is required to determine liability.

    Unfortunately there are alot of scammers out there, and it appears you have fallen victim to one.

    Good Luck and if you need further information, feel free to contact me.
    Sam
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  • Can an apartment complex charge for a parking permit and give some people spaces and not everyone?

    I live in an apartment complex that recently made people pay for parking. Everyone had to register their cars and they get a spot for their cars. My brother and I paid the fee but I did not get a spot because we are moving soon and they said that ...

    Sammid’s Answer

    Short Answer - You are on private property, and the complex is privately held. So they can do what the contract (lease) you signed alllows them to do.

    A lease is generally a contract that governs an interest in land. Which basically means that it defines the agreement between you and the landlord as to what your rights and obligations are.

    If when you signed your lease, your agreement with the landlord was free parking and a number of spots were allocated to you, then the landlord could not unilaterally just begin to charge you for parking.

    Your neighbors, who are not paying for parking, or were allocated additional spots, probably just read their lease and enforced it against the landlord. So while it is "legal" for the landlord to charge for parking, he may "contractually" not be able to enforce it.

    Good Luck and if you have any questions or need any further assistance, please feel free to contact me.
    Sam

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  • Our landlord is claiming that we owe them money after move out. Can we dispute it? What happens if we do not pay it?

    We moved in on 6/8/2009. The apartment had a lingering smell of cigarettes and stale air. We complained constantly. The smell penetrated everything we owned including furniture and clothing. They painted while we were in the apartment which caused...

    Sammid’s Answer

    Short answer -
    1. Yes, you can always dispute the charge with a good faith belief that the balance is not valid.

    2.There is no law forbidding a landlord from charging a cleaning charge after you move out. What will determine whether or not the charge is allowed will be your lease and your release at final walk through.

    3. If you don't pay, the landlord could send your debt to collections, file a lawsuit against you, obtain a judgment and collect on that judgment. This can also severely impact your credit.

    You have presented several incidents which mitigate or even negate your liability. I would be happy to give you a free consultation to further discuss your situation. www.loudounlawyer.com and www.onlinevalegalforms.com

    Good Luck,
    Sam

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    Sammid Mansoor, Esq
    Mansoor Law Firm, PLLC
    116 R Edwards Ferry RD NE
    Leesburg, VA 20176

    703-404-7733
    www.loudounlawyer.com
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