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Paul Dezso de Holczer

Columbia Land Use / Zoning Attorney.

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  1. Is it leagle for a realitor to sell me a lot that used to be a tire dump. property still has 300 + tires on it & i wasnt told.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Paul Dezso de Holczer
    2. Victor John Otten
    3. Jody Lynn Peskin
    3 lawyer answers

    You should consult an attorney immediately. The attorney will need to see the sales contract and deed and any plats. Take photos, too, if you can. It may be that you were too trusting and did not do your due diligence; however, it may be that you were misled and misinformed -- or even "tricked" as you say. You will need an attorney to sort this out and advocate for you. I wish you all the best in getting th is matter sorted out.

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  2. Can I be charged with strong arm robbery when nothing was taken and I had no intentions on doing a robbery?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    2. Paul Dezso de Holczer
    3. Joseph Preston Strom Jr.
    4. Craig S Orent
    5 lawyer answers

    First: Anyone can be charged with anything. Second: The question is, can you defend against the charge? The answer to that question is, you probably cannot defend yourself effectively against the charges without an attorney. You should see an attorney immediately. If you cannot afford an attorney, speak to the Spartanburg County Office of the Public Defender. The telephone number of the Spartanburg County Public Defender is 864-596-2561. If you do not qualify for representation by...

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  3. Can I be charged with strong arm robbery when nothing was taken and I had no intentions on doing a robbery?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Harry Edward Hudson Jr
    2. Paul Dezso de Holczer
    3. Joseph Preston Strom Jr.
    4. Craig S Orent
    5 lawyer answers

    First: Anyone can be charged with anything. Second: The question is, can you defend against the charge? The answer to that question is, you probably cannot defend yourself effectively against the charges without an attorney. You should see an attorney immediately. If you cannot afford an attorney, speak to the Spartanburg County Office of the Public Defender. The telephone number of the Spartanburg County Public Defender is 864-596-2561. If you do not qualify for representation by...

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  4. We built a fence 6 years ago. A new neighbor had her land surveyed and claims our fence is in her yard and demands we move it.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Paul Dezso de Holczer
    2. James D. Mosteller III
    2 lawyer answers

    There are a couple of issues involved in this. The first issue is whether or not your neighbor's surveyor and survey are correct. The only way to challenge or confirm the survey is to get a survey of your own (It takes an expert to challenge.). If you do not want to incur this expense, then you will probably need to concede that your neighbor's surveyor and survey are correct. The second issue is whether or not you must move your fence. Whatever she told you is probably not important...

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  5. Can the HOA go onto abandoned property for cleanup?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Eric Brent Coleman
    2. Paul Dezso de Holczer
    3. Cheryl Rivera Smith
    4. Peter J Weinman
    4 lawyer answers

    Probably. I agree with the other attorneys' answers. One question arises in my mind from your question: Are you asking this as the owner of the abandoned property, as a homeowner in the neighborhood, or as an officer of the HOA? If the HOA does not already have a relationship with an attorney or law firm, it ought to establish one and manage this situation through its attorney to avoid liability and problems.

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  6. I want my boyfriend to leave our home but he refuses. The deed and mortgage are in my name only. Does he have any rights?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Paul Dezso de Holczer
    2. Peter J Weinman
    2 lawyer answers

    You need to meet with an attorney about this. You can contact the SC Bar's Lawyer Referral Service ( http://www.scbar.org/publicservices/findalawyer.aspx) by telephone at (800) 868-2284. If you do not have much money, you may be eligible for Legal Services (http://www.sclegal.org/Home/tabid/207/Default.aspx). Greer, of course, straddles county lines so you will need to contact one of these offices depending on where your residence is located. Greenville: Greenville Office Serving:...

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  7. Should I purchase a lot with a property lien on it using a quit claim deed?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. John R.C. Bowen
    2. Ian Andrew Taylor
    3. Paul Dezso de Holczer
    3 lawyer answers

    There is no "cut and dried" answer to this question. The answer depends on the nature of the lien, the purpose of your purchase, whether or not you need this property, etc. In some cases the risks will outweigh any potential advantage to you; in other cases the risks will be negligible and will not outweigh the advantages to you of purchasing the property. Consult an attorney.

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  8. A friend rented appliances from Aaron's and does not need them, has 2. What happens if he does not pay and gives them back?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Paul Dezso de Holczer
    2. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    2 lawyer answers

    The lease itself will usually specify what might happen if a person breaks the lease. Expect the lease agreement to work against the lessor and provide steep penalties for the lessor who breaks the lease. It might be possible to negotiate something with Aarons but, if not, one might try to sell the extra (non-leased) appliances and use the money towards the leased appliances -- perhaps even to purchase the leased appliances. Good luck!

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  9. If a judge rule that a juror was struck because of a non-race or gender neautal reason should they be seated in reslection?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Paul Dezso de Holczer
    2. Carl D. Shaw
    2 lawyer answers

    In South Carolina, if a juror was struck by a party for what appears to be an improper reason, the opposing counsel will bring that to the attention of the judge out of the presence of the jury. If the counsel alleges an improper reason and the judge so finds, that means the strikes were illegal and impermissible. The judge then pulls a new jury and the parties "do over." If the counsel justifies the strike on a race-neutral and gender-neutral reason, the judge will uphold the strike and...

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  10. My brother died leaving several tractors, junk cars, and other items at the home place to be left here.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Paul Dezso de Holczer
    1 lawyer answer

    If one can prove ownership or partial ownership of items of personal property (personalty) left on another's real property (realty) by agreement, one can claim one's interest in the value of the personalty. One might give notice of the claim by notifying the personal representative of the estate and filing a claim against the estate. Possession is not 9/10ths of the law here: Proving the right of possession is the crux of the issue. You should contact a probate, wills, trusts and estate...

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