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Dennis Andrew Chen

Orlando Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

Contributor Level 17
  1. My parents rented a house to a tenant for 3 years. House is destroyed.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. William Charles Rosenfelt
    2. Dennis Andrew Chen
    3. Carol Lynne Zimmerly
    3 lawyer answers

    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.

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  2. Can I turn off utilities when lease ends?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. George Costas Andriotis
    2 lawyer answers

    As the landlord, if you interrupt utility service the tenant can sue you for prohibited self help eviction and you will owe three months rent plus attorney fees and costs.

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  3. Judge in florida has ordered a dismissile on an eviction case under Defective 3 day notice because the notice did not have a

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Marshall C Deason Jr.
    3. Carol Lynne Zimmerly
    3 lawyer answers

    It does not sound like the judge did anything wrong. If you use a PO Box for the address in a Three Day Notice you have to provide an additional five day period for mailing the payment. Your case has been dismissed. You need to serve a proper three day notice and file a new eviction. If you only allow cash in person payments, then you must provide a physical address where the tenant can deliver payment. You cannot use a PO Box if you will only accept cash.

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  4. FL condo homeowner association law, homeowner's rights, unpaid assessments

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Margery Ellen Golant
    2. Kevin Luis Deeb
    3. Dennis Andrew Chen
    3 lawyer answers

    If the mortgage foreclosure sale has not occurred, then the lender does not own the unit. They are not responsible for the condo dues. When the property is sold at foreclosure sale and if the lender becomes the owner, then the lender will have to pay the outstanding condo dues. The Condo association can then sue the lender for the outstanding amount or foreclose on the property.

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  5. Florida law regarding salaried employees

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Dion J. Cassata
    2 lawyer answers

    The answer depend son whether you are truly salaried. i would need to know your position with the employer and the duties required for your position. There are many cases where an employer hires a person as a salaried employee but under the Fair labor Standards Act, the person is not qualified as a salaried employee and can recover time and a half for their overtime worked. The look back period can be 2-3 years. Talk to an employment lawyer (wage & hour).

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  6. I had a car accident and i received terapy. how many years do i have to put a law sue againts the other insurance company.

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Kevin S Sobel
    2. Dennis Andrew Chen
    3. Jeffrey Robert Davis
    4. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    5. Lars A. Lundeen
    6. ···
    6 lawyer answers

    Generally 4 years but other factors can affect the time period. If the person that hit you was not insured or if you have an uninsured motorist claim the time may be 5 years. Special circumstances can make the period shorter. Discuss your case with an attorney for advice related to your specific circumstances. For personal injury claims most lawyers will provide a free consultation.

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  7. In a car accident the at fault ins. co. refuse to pay for a rental while my car is being repaired. Any FL law that protects me?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Aaron Daxdaniel Cilek
    3. Ronald J. Bogani
    4. Matthew Schiller
    5. Robert Bruce Kopelson
    5 lawyer answers

    Consult an attorney as soon as possible to determine if you are entitled to reimbursement for the rental. Did you suffer any injuries? If so, you should be able to get a personal injury lawyer to handle your injury claim and the property damage/rental issue. Unfortunately, some personal injuries refuse to assist with the property damage aspect of the accident case but there are many others that will do both at no charge for the property damage/rental issue.

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  8. I have 3 DBAs and I want to rename them and put them under a parent company. The goal is to have fewer annual filings.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Maurice N Ross
    3. Steven Michael Fahlgren
    4. Daniel Nathan Ballard
    5. Bruce E. Burdick
    5 lawyer answers

    This sort of business planning is best pursued with the assistance of an attorney. The attorney needs to know the specifics of your situation and it is not a 'one size fits all' matter. Generally speaking, one can create a corporation or LLC and have different division within the entity but how that is structured depends on your needs.

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  9. Leaning towards bankruptcy

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Kevin Christopher Gleason
    3. Dorothy G Bunce
    4. Timothy S. Kingcade
    5. Diane L Gruber
    5 lawyer answers

    Call a few bankruptcy attorneys in your geographic area for a quote. Many BK attorneys will provide a free consult and quote.

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  10. Can you be legally sued for a 2nd mortgage if the home was foreclosed on or does the foreclosure remove all subsequent loans

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Margery Ellen Golant
    3. Jeffrey Alan Klein
    4. Diane L Drain
    5. Rex Edward Russo
    5 lawyer answers

    As I understand your question the first mortgage foreclosed and the house was sold. That foreclosure sale would most likely extinguish the second mortgage but that is just the mortgage, your personal liability on the promissory note remains. So the answer is most likely, Yes, the second mortgage company can still sue you. Depending on the size of the debt/judgment and your financial position, you may want to consider bankruptcy. If the judgment is your only significant debt you may want...

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