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Preston Hall Oughton

Jacksonville Estate Planning Attorney.

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  1. What is the difference between a shareholder and a partner in a law firm?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Earl Kenneth Mallory
    2. Marshall C Deason Jr.
    3. Preston Hall Oughton
    3 lawyer answers

    Most likely there is no difference at all. Law Firms used to be partnerships, but then law firms began to operate as corporations to limit personal liability and partners became shareholders. This response does not create an attorney-client relationship. Unless you are already a client of the Law Office of Preston H. Oughton, pursuant to an executed fee agreement, you should not use, interpret, or rely on this response as legal advice or opinion. Do not act on any information in this...

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  2. Trying to kick my horrible roommate out

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. David Vega
    2. Preston Hall Oughton
    3. Samuel Noah Harden
    3 lawyer answers

    This sounds like a civil matter and I do not believe the police will remove this roommate without a writ of possession. You or your landlord may take action to legally remove the property, but you may open yourself to liability under Chapter 83, Florida Statutes if you constructively evict this roommate. I recommend you talk with an attorney about your situation. This response does not create an attorney-client relationship. Unless you are already a client of the Law Office of Preston H....

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  3. We have a three year lease that stipulates that the owner of the house in which we are living is responsible for major repair.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Edward J. Fucillo
    2. Mark Theodore Tischhauser
    3. Preston Hall Oughton
    4. Richard Glenn Elie
    4 lawyer answers

    The Lease will govern the relationship between the landlord and tenant. Most lease agreements will outline what happens when a repair is needed at the property. Generally, landlords are required to make major repairs. I recommend you talk with an attorney about your situation. I agree with the other attorneys that the landlord may be in breach of the lease agreement. This response does not create an attorney-client relationship. Unless you are already a client of the Law Office of Preston H....

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  4. What are seller obligations ?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Debra Lynn Fein
    2. Don A Dennis
    3. Preston Hall Oughton
    3 lawyer answers

    The contract will govern the relationship between the buyer and seller. Most contracts will outline what the seller's obligations are to the buyer. I recommend you talk with an attorney about your situation. This response does not create an attorney-client relationship. Unless you are already a client of the Law Office of Preston H. Oughton, pursuant to an executed fee agreement, you should not use, interpret, or rely on this response as legal advice or opinion. Do not act on any...

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  5. Can I rent out a life estate property If I can afford paying for it? Is the lender obligated to keep the terms of the loan mod?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Cheryl Rivera Smith
    2. Preston Hall Oughton
    2 lawyer answers

    You have two questions. The first involves understanding who has a future interest in the property as you only have the life estate. Renting out the property could become complicated in the event your life estate ends, but the lease agreement does not. I recommend you have a more detailed discussion about your situation with an attorney. The second involves a Loan Modification and the terms of the Loan Modification will govern the relationship between the lender and borrower. Most Loan...

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  6. My landlord has been harassing me very bad. I need a lawyer asap!

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Timothy C Martin
    2. Preston Hall Oughton
    3. Brandy Ann Peeples
    3 lawyer answers

    The Lease will govern the relationship between the landlord and tenant. Generally, landlords are not allowed to perform self-help evictions by shutting off utilities or removing doors. I recommend you talk with an attorney about your situation. This response does not create an attorney-client relationship. Unless you are already a client of the Law Office of Preston H. Oughton, pursuant to an executed fee agreement, you should not use, interpret, or rely on this response as legal advice or...

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  7. Exclusive use and occupancy during notice period in Florida

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Edward J. Fucillo
    2. Preston Hall Oughton
    2 lawyer answers

    The Lease will govern the relationship between the landlord and tenant. If the Lease requires a tenant moving out to all the landlord to show the property. Generally, notice is based on a reasonable standard, but may be specifically stated in the Lease. As for the lockbox, the Lease will govern this as well, but I agreed that if there is nothing in the Lease about it, then you do not have to do something you did not agree to and is not required by the Florida statutes. This response does...

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  8. What's "THE HIPPO LAW"?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Dave Kumar Roy
    2. Preston Hall Oughton
    2 lawyer answers

    Did you mean HIPPA instead of HIPPO? HIPPA is a law that protects medical information from being shared with others. If there is a lease agreement, then the Lease will govern the relationship between the landlord and tenant. Most lease agreements will outline what happens with the security deposit when the tenant is in breach. Generally, landlords are not allowed to keep a security deposit without sending a certified letter making a claim for the security deposit. I recommend you talk with...

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  9. How to file anobjection to a foreclosure sale

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey Alan Klein
    2. Andrew Jarrett Sky
    3. Preston Hall Oughton
    3 lawyer answers

    You have ten days to challenge the certificate of sale before certificate of title is issued. Today is day 10 if the sale was March 12, 2013. You should talk with an attorney today. This response does not create an attorney-client relationship. Unless you are already a client of the Law Office of Preston H. Oughton, pursuant to an executed fee agreement, you should not use, interpret, or rely on this response as legal advice or opinion. Do not act on any information in this response...

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  10. Can I be evicted for non-payment if I'm trying to settle a breach of a lease-to-purchase contract with the owner legally?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Marshall C Deason Jr.
    2. Preston Hall Oughton
    2 lawyer answers

    The Lease will govern the relationship between the landlord and tenant. Florida Chapter 83 provides for this scenario. If the landlord breached your agreement by failing to move forward with the purchase of the property, then you can seek speciffic performance to force the sale. During this time, the landlord will have difficulty evicting you for non-payment of rent. I recommend you talk with an attorney about your situation. This response does not create an attorney-client relationship....

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