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  • Would I need an attorney?

    My estranged husband a while back took out one of those payday loans, and used my information without my knowledge. He said that he himself was going to do it, and said that I wasn't going to mess with them because I didn't need it. Should I seek...

    Brandy’s Answer

    This is fraud, which is a crime. If you don't report it to the police, then your risk personal liability for the loan.

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  • My name is not on the title to a property, but I've paid the mortgage for 7 of the last 15 years. What are my rights?

    Is there any way I can have my name added to the title since I've put more than 50% of the equity into the property. This is a commercial property. Instead of paying rent, I've been paying the mortgage directly for the property my business is on...

    Brandy’s Answer

    As usual, my colleagues are correct. Paying the mortgage is separate and apart from having acquired an interest in the title to the property. Your lease documents would control whatever right(s) you might have, i.e. do you have a first right of refusal if the property is to be sold?

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  • Can a HOA evict a tenant of a home that was just foreclosed on?

    The home we live in (we rent it) was foreclosed and court case was settled May 6th or so, giving a 4 month move out - home will be auctioned Sept. 9th. We received a 3 day move 'rent or possession' notice from the HOA demanding we pay $1500 or...

    Brandy’s Answer

    Yes the HOA can absolutely do this. Florida Statute §720.3085(8) provides: If the parcel is occupied by a tenant and the parcel owner is delinquent in paying any monetary obligation due to the association, the association may demand that the tenant pay to the association the future monetary obligations related to the parcel. The demand is continuing in nature, and upon demand, the tenant must continue to pay the monetary obligations until the association releases the tenant or the tenant discontinues tenancy in the parcel. A tenant who acts in good faith in response to a written demand from an association is immune from any claim from the parcel owner.

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  • Airline failed to give notice to me about TSA checkpoint closing times and failed to inform TSA to keep checkpoints open.

    Spirit delayed my flight from 9:05PM to 12:44AM. I arrived at the airport at 11:00PM and dropped off my bag, which they took from me. When I proceeded to go through security all the security points were closed. TSA agents informed us that they clo...

    Brandy’s Answer

    This isn't a constitutional question -- and it's not likely you have any cause of action here. BWI's website clearly lists the times as to when security checkpoints are or are not open at the airport. More than likely, it's also not the airline's obligation to notify you as to when the airport or checkpoints close.

    Your best bet is to write the airlines a nasty letter -- but any liability of the airline would be governed by its carriage agreement, which you are implied to accept when you purchased your tickets.

    https://www.spirit.com/Content/Documents/en-US/Contract_of_Carriage.pdf

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  • What can i do if a person kepts texting me after i told them to stop

    i've been texted over 75 times in 5 hours after i told them to stop

    Brandy’s Answer

    Tell the person in writing to stop -- if that doesn't happen, get a peace order. Electronic communications can constitute harassment.

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  • Is there a trial for "no right to redemption"? Is this reversible? HELP!!!

    Baltimore county - we have paid our rent but it was late a few times.. Is this really allowed? I have 2 children In the house and they can just throw us to the curb for being a couple days late even after paying the late fees? Isn't the fee our pe...

    Brandy’s Answer

    Right or not, if you have 3 rent court judgments against you, then your right to redemption can be foreclosed, which means the landlord is entitled to possession even if you come up with the late rent money. Simply put, the lease requires you to pay rent by a date certain -- and if you don't, the landlord has remedies. A landlord shouldn't have to keep going to rent court to obtain the rent money.

    Something here makes me think you've not given us the whole story -- the right to redemption just isn't taken away unless other judgments have first been obtained.

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  • If a lease only mentions "written notice" for a notice to vacate, does email count?

    This is in Howard County Maryland. The lease states “At the conclusion of the leased period herein specified, this lease shall convert to and continue as a month-to-month lease unless either party provides written notice to the other of intention ...

    Brandy’s Answer

    I would send a letter via mail and certified (so that you can prove you sent it) if it ever comes into question.

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  • Okay so i called the cops on my ex boyfriend and he got charged for simple assult, what would happen if i dont show up in court?

    now he got out on bail the next day it happend may 1st and the cop is making me out to be a liar what should i do?

    Brandy’s Answer

    Well, one of two things is applicable here:
    1. the assault didn't happen -- you made a false police report, which would require you to obtain counsel as the state could press charges against you;
    2. the assault actually did happen, in which case you would be subpoenaed as a witness for court.

    If you receive a subpoena and fail to show up at court, then you're in violation/contempt of a court order and a bench warrant could be issued against you.

    Consult an attorney.

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  • Discrimination lawsuit: "HOW" Can I keep my name private to protect medical disability information?

    Discrimination lawsuit: "HOW" Can I keep my name private to protect medical disability information? Note that the case is already been filed in court. "HOW" Can I keep my name private to protect medical disability information? Or at least...

    Brandy’s Answer

    You MUST FILE WITH THE COURT a motion to seal court records pursuant to Maryland Rule 16-1009. Although I believe you've asked this already in another way -- you need a compelling reason to shield the records from public view. A court may or may not find a sufficient basis -- just protecting your name to avoid potential future discrimination is not a basis to shield records. The document at the link below explains the process.

    If you are proceeding pro se an asking this question, then the process is only going to get harder for you from here on out. Get an attorney.

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  • Do I need a lawyer to sign my petition for expungement or to sign as a witness?

    On one of the forms there's a place for an attorney to sign, and on the other there's a space for a witness to sign. I'm not sure if it needs to be a lawyer or what is required.

    Brandy’s Answer

    You do not need a lawyer to sign your paperwork or file on your behalf. You do, however, need a witness.

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