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  • What are my options asap?can i end the 1 year lease and move out today.

    i moved in my apt last september. about 2 weeks ago the apt was flooded with water coming from the shower(other side of the wall is the apt complex laundy room) landlord called the plummer. when the plummer arrived he expressed that he had been h...

    Aaron’s Answer

    You may have cause to terminate the lease and demand compensation, however, an attorney would need to sit down with you and adequately review the lease and fact scenario.

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  • My landlord is harassing me over late rent

    She is calling thirty times a day, sitting outside my place in her car for hours, and then knocking on my door. Rent is three weeks late. I have not been served with any eviction papers. Can I call the police and say I am being harassed?

    Aaron’s Answer

    In addition, it sounds like your landlord needs to be placed on notice of her practices. Here is the caveat, you are 3 weeks behind in rent, so I'd almost bet that an eviction will be forthcoming.

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  • I am Vice President in Florida corporation . Can president fire me?

    We are both working employees in construction corporation and after being confronted with missing funds he is trying to fire me. We have no by laws or other contracts. What are my options?

    Aaron’s Answer

    Are you likewise an owner (shareholder) in the company? If not, then you can be hired and fired at will, unless it falls under state and federal protected classes (race, creed, sex, age, etc).

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  • Can I get an order changed that was decided in mediation?

    I had mediation and came to an agree with about visitation for my child which my attorney was present. However he has not been doing a great job and I recently found out he doesnt really practice in family law. The other party has filed a contempt...

    Aaron’s Answer

    Think of the mediated agreement as a binding contract between the parties. Generally speaking, it is hard to get the mediated agreement thrown out (Motion to Set Aside Mediated Agreement), absent fraud, duress, etc., and then go straight to a final hearing.

    If you are following the agreement, then you should not be in contempt.

    I would speak to an attorney as soon as possible. It sounds like the agreement needs to be incorporated into a Final Judgment first, and then everyone can go back and battle out contempt motions later.

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  • Do the court consider if you are a single parent with 2 kids on a new child support case?

    I am a single parent with 2 kids living with me. I have 2 other kids I just found out I have. Will the court ignore the fact I have 2 kids in considering how much I pay?

    Aaron’s Answer

    Child support is determined by your income and the number of children you have with the other parent. Does not matter if you have other children from another relationship.

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  • Will we be evicted?? Landlord never signed lease! He wanted us in the home we signed lease that he provided, he wants us out!

    Landlord provided lease agreement to us. I signed it and returned it to him. We agreed to no security deposit since I was going to be doing minor repairs to home. Lease was to start on August 1st. His handyman gave us access to home since landlord...

    Aaron’s Answer

    Generally speaking, if access has been tendered to you, and payment made and not rejected, then you have a lease agreement. It may be a month-to-month agreement at minimum, but still a lease agreement. The landlord cannot simple lock you out, etc. Doing so if prohibited self-help, wherein the landlord can be liable for damages.

    If the landlord sues to evict you, you MUST respond within the requisite time period to avoid a default.

    Speak to a local attorney as soon as possible.

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  • Leak in rental home caused a very high water bill. Realty company says landlord has no obligation to pay the bill?

    Leak with 2 different toilets and a under the slab leak has caused my water bill to be almost 200.00 when it is normally about 30.00. 2 plumbers have came out and stated that the entire house needs to be re-piped. I contacted the realty company ab...

    Aaron’s Answer

    Agreed. Consult with a local attorney first. Generally speaking, a LL is responsible for the walls, floors, and pipes. If you end of having to pay the bill out of pocket, you may be able to recoup from the landlord.

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  • Need an attorney asap that isn't afraid to take a case against walmart. I was harassed by employees there and accused of theft.

    As stated above i was using a reusable bag in the store and the bag got too heavy so i located a cart and it had an empty coke bottle in it, so i removed it and put it on the shelf to continue to shop. I paid for my items and was leaving the store...

    Aaron’s Answer

    Claims for false imprisonment are difficult to prove, generally speaking. I've only had success settling one case for this type of claim.

    I advise speaking with a local attorney.

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  • WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP?

    Ok so I've had issues with my complex where I live (broken doors, filthy carpet, etc)This was the condition upon my move-in about a month ago. I've mailed the complex (and their mgmt company) a letter advising that if the lengthy list of items are...

    Aaron’s Answer

    I caution people against fixing the problems themselves and deducting from rent as Florida Statutes don't specifically provide for this. Instead, and as counsel stated previously, mail a letter (by certified) to the landlord indicating that they have 7 days to fix, or make reasonable attempts to fix the problem, or you will terminate the lease. If you do indeed terminate the lease, then be certain to take plenty of photos of the property upon vacating. You stand the chance, however, of being sued by the landlord for the balance owed under the lease. Another question, when you moved in, did you complete a move-in sheet and indicate these problems on the sheet?

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  • What will happen to me legally if I cant afford to continue to pay on my online payday loans

    I live in fla and I had 5 online payday loans. I have paid off 2 of the loans ,but I had to go back and re-loan from 1 of the lenders that I had paid off. now I have 4 active online payday loan. Im really trying to get them paid off but,it is a st...

    Aaron’s Answer

    Failure to pay on the loan will result in a report against your credit, collections, and possible a suit in a court of law against you. If you are struggling, then I advise contacting the loan companies to see what they recommend. Oftentimes they may lower the payments, but extend the terms of the loan, or provide a payoff amount. It's worth a shot.

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