More information is needed. Various notices can start with the language you provided. If a lender foreclosed on the apartment community the lender may get an order from the court for rent to be paid to them. If a condo, the condo association could be demanding rent for unpaid condo dues. The apartment complex could be in bankruptcy . . .
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1. If they did not provide a three day notice, you have to be able to convince a judge that you never received the notice.
2. Depending on the size of the mobile home park, you probably fall under the Florida Mobile Home Act and not the landlord tenant act. Under chapter 723, Fla Stat, you are supposed to get a five day notice delivered by certified mail, not a three day notice.
3. You may be able to argue that the historical acceptance of bi-monthly payments during the summer months may...
If the other party is not represented by an attorney you will need authorization of the court before you can serve discovery requests. There are separate small claims rules that apply to a small claims action. I have included a link to the rules. Look at rule 7.020 to determine if you can serve discovery or if you need the court's permission.
7.020 (b) Discovery. Any party represented by an attorney is subject to discovery pursuant to Florida Rules of Civil Procedure 1.280–1.380 directed...
You should move into the second home before there are any judgments against you. The equity in the second home may be protected if the home is made your homestead and that requires the home to be your primary residence. Talk to your bankruptcy attorney to determine if your personal liability on the first home was discharged as I think it should be. If your liability was discharged you do not have to worry about liability for any balance owed on the mortgage and your second home should be...
In most cases the money stays in the registry until the hearing or trial but the landlord can petition the court to release the rent from the registry. As long as you are in the property the landlord is entitled to rent, the question is whether you are entitled to a credit or reduction in the rent for each month. If you don't have an attorney I suggest you retain one immediately so that you can properly prepare your case for trial.
Paying rent does not give you any ownership rights or a right to purchase the unit. You do not get any type of credit for your rent payments unless there was a purchase option or other contractual arrangement. A regular lease just gives you a place to live as long as you pay the rent.
The decision to depose witnesses is based on a number of facts and the lawyer's litigation strategy. It also depends on whether the client can afford to pay for many depositions and extensive discovery.
If you have bodily injury liability insurance you can turn it over to your insurance company, but you state that you have the minimum insurance. I assume then that you do not have bodily injury coverage, just PIP & PD liability. Geico has to prove that you were negligent in the collision and they will be going after both you and the vehicle owner. Florida follows the dangerous instrumentality doctrine which makes the owner of the car responsible for injuries resulting from its use. You need...
Get an attorney ASAP. If you don't make arrangements to pay the outstanding amount the HOA will foreclose and sell your home. Although your personal liability for the debts prior to filing your BK petition is discharged, the home is still subject to the HOA fees and can still be foreclosed on. Also, the HOA dues that are discharged are those through the date of filing your bankruptcy petition, not the date of discharge.
You can take legal action but the likelihood of recovery is probably slim. Are the former tenants employed? Do they own any significant assets, boats, motorcycles, etc. Before paying an attorney for the lawsuit, sit down with the attorney to discuss the likelihood of recovering the money after you win the lawsuit. Quite often the lawsuit in this type of case results in a judgment that is never paid.