Paul Dezso de Holczer’s Answers

Paul Dezso de Holczer

Columbia Land Use / Zoning Attorney.

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  1. Why my attorney is holding on my deed?

    Answered almost 3 years ago.

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

    Ask your attorney in writing. After you send the letter, call the attorney to make sure the letter arrived. If he or she does not reply in a reasonable time, contact the SC Bar Client Assistance Program (http://www.scbar.org/PublicServices/ClientAssistanceProgram.aspx). That will probably get the matter resolved. In the unlikely case that does not resolve the issue, you can contact the SC Judicial Department, Commission on Lawyer Conduct (http://www.sccourts.org/discCounsel/index.cfm)....

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  2. Home in forecloser been on med.leave from work got a place gonna help they need copy of deed deed has not been filed yet .legal?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Tina Louise Brown
    2. Paul Dezso de Holczer
    3. Cheryl Rivera Smith
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree with the other attorneys' answers. I, too, have a difficult time understanding exactly what has happened. For this reason, especially, I recommend that you contact an attorney immediately. 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...) 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/...

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  3. I want to put a fence on the property line. I live in sc. can I cut down 2 trees directly on the line?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Paul Dezso de Holczer
    1 lawyer answer

    To avoid a physical altercation leading to injury and criminal charges, you should speak to an attorney. The newspapers frequently report stories where these sorts of disputes led to unnecessary tragedy and expense. For example, in 2011 in Lancaster County, an argument about property lines and harvesting trees in rural northern Lancaster County reportedly turned into a shootout among three family members -- not even bad neighbors or strangers. There were injuries and charges of attempted...

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  4. Some one did repairs on my home and I found flaws [ have paid ] and he will not come back nor answer my calls . what can I do

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Paul Dezso de Holczer
    2. David B Pittman
    2 lawyer answers

    Hopefully, you used a worker who is licensed and bonded -- but it sounds as if you did not. You can sue this person in magistrate's court but, depending on how much he was paid, you may determine that is best to get an actual contractor to fix the problem and write off the shabby work as a hard lesson learned. If this person installed any locks, I would suggest that you change the locks since the person may be dishonest as well as incompetent and may have kept a duplicate key for a later...

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  5. I have a Charter junction box on my property and they keep digging up my yard to service THEIR customers. What are my options?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Paul Dezso de Holczer
    1 lawyer answer

    It depends. If Charter has its own easement, then the easement document will define their use of the easement. If Charter does not have its own easement but is using another easement at the option of that other easement-holder (or by operation of law), then you can complain to the easement-holder. If Charter is exceeding the scope of an easement, Charter might be committing a trespass. You may wish to have an attorney write Charter a letter and bring this matter to the attention of Charter...

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  6. There is a girl who is pretending to be a Registered Nurse when I know she isn't what is the worst that can happen to her?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Alan James Brinkmeier
    2. Barry Franklin Poulson
    3. Paul Dezso de Holczer
    3 lawyer answers

    Practicing as a non-licensed nurse is prohibited by law. A current South Carolina license or temporary license is required to practice nursing in this state. Orientation is considered the practice of nursing in South Carolina. Therefore, all nurses must possess a current South Carolina license and/or temporary license before beginning orientation (including classroom instruction and reading policies and procedures). It is a violation of the Nurse Practice Act to begin orientation without the...

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  7. My qustion is about the color of fence stain.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. C Steven Moskos
    2. Paul Dezso de Holczer
    2 lawyer answers

    I would strongly recommend that you consult an attorney. HOAs are, as a group, notoriously unreasonable and intransigent about such matters and can bill the members -- including you -- for their legal fees. If this HOA is run by small-minded bullies, then they can involve you in an expensive, protracted legal battle. It is best to have an attorney guide you through this and attempt a settlement which is reasonable, fair, less expensive, and beneficial to all concerned. Your HOA will likely...

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  8. Well sharing

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Paul Dezso de Holczer
    1 lawyer answer

    Unfortunately, families often get in such arguments about inheritance. Yes, your father can set up his estate to allow for a subdivision of the property with an easement for use of the well on one of the tracts by both subdivided tracts. This needs to be taken care of prior to your father's demise. Your father should consult an attorney to get this taken care of so that you and your brother are not locked in some unresolved dispute long after he has passed. Another option is to provide that...

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  9. Should I be able to get my deposit back from a landlord because I cahnged my mind and never moved in?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Paul Dezso de Holczer
    1 lawyer answer

    You are missing some important facts; however, if you never had a lease the email communications may have much to do with establishing who is entitled to the money. The outcome of this matter will likely be controlled by 1) the precise facts in your case; 2) the lease agreement or the email communications in your case; and, 3) Florida law and Florida's version of the South Carolina Residential Landlord Tenant Act. This case may also be governed in part by laws concerning electronic...

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  10. Being sued for dog bite what are trespassing laws in SC & if she had previously aggravated my dog which must have led up to this

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Paul Dezso de Holczer
    2. Laura Mcfarland-Taylor
    2 lawyer answers

    You should notify your homeowners' insurance company immediately and, if you are served with any documents, you will need to forward them to the company immediately. Do not speak with your neighbor about this matter -- and if you must speak to your neighbor for any other reason, have a witness. You may have a counterclaim for trespassing depending on the precise circumstances in this case, but discuss this with your attorney. If the attorney supplied by your insurance company does not want...

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