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Dennis Andrew Chen

Orlando Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

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  1. Could a bank and the home owners association have two separate foreclosures on the same property in different dates?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Margery Ellen Golant
    3. Samuel David Cooper
    4. Jacqueline Alicia Salcines
    5. Omaida Delgado
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    6 lawyer answers

    You need an attorney to review your case immediately. You may actually be in a very good position. If you purchased at a HOA foreclosure sale that occurred first then the bank owns the property, if the bank foreclosure occurred before the HOA foreclosure sale, you may have the property free and clear. You need a real estate attorney to review the docs and verify your status.

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  2. Condo board's rights to bill owner for tenant's guest's damage to building.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Peter McHale Starling
    3. Barbara Billiot Stage
    4. Robert Edward Fenster
    4 lawyer answers

    If the condo docs make you liable for any damage caused by your tenants then you are responsible for the damage. You can sue the tenant or the tenant's guest but the condo association probably has the power to impose a lien and, if it goes unpaid, foreclose on the condo.

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  3. Should we still pay when our landlord is in foreclosure and we are on a month by month agreement?

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Carol Lynne Zimmerly
    3. Royce Brent Bishop
    3 lawyer answers

    First, the repair problem should be brought to the landlord's attention in writing by certified mail. You may end up in court and certified mail is the best proof of delivery. Second,as long as you are living in the house your landlord is entitled to rent, with some limited exceptions that don't seem to apply here. Remember that you can always negotiate. Discuss the matter wit the landlord after sending the written notice and see if you can lower the monthly rent even more.

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  4. Served with a summons and complaint, what is the procedure for answering a lawsuit under WA state civil procedure

    Answered about 6 years ago.

    1. Theodore Lyons Araujo
    2. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2 lawyer answers

    The mere fact that you ask this question makes it clear that you need an attorney to prepare the answer for you. If you must file the answer yourself, be sure to respond to all allegations in the lawsuit. Do not just file an explanatory letter. For example, in credit card cases the defendant often writes a letter to the court explaining the hardship they have gone through. That does not help your case. The judges have seen those letters many times. You must address the specific...

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  5. Can rent be deposited into my attorney's trust account vs. the court's registry?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Anthony J. Horky
    2 lawyer answers

    The statute requires that the outstanding rent be paid to the court registry. The attorney can hold the money in the registry and file a notice with the court stating that the attorney has the money in trust, but the court is not obligated to treat it as if the money was deposited into the court registry.

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  6. Hello, I need to know how can I legally remove my girlfriend from my house, we have no lease agreement & nothing living for free

    Answered 14 days ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Andrew Kurt Hoek
    2 lawyer answers

    If you are renting the house from LL and girlfriend is just living for free you may be able file an unlawful detainer action to remove her. If she is listed on the lease as a tenant you cannot remove her easily. You need an attorney to handle this matter. I do not recommend trying to do this on your own.

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  7. Can I move back into my Florida house I vacated due to foreclosure but is now dismissed 6 years later?

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Margery Ellen Golant
    2. Barbara Billiot Stage
    3. Jacqueline Alicia Salcines
    4. Dennis Andrew Chen
    5. Dennis Michael Phillips
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    Consult an attorney as soon as possible. If the attorney confirms that title is still in your name, then you don't need the mortgage company to give you the keys. You can get a locksmith to change the locks and you take possession of your home. If someone is living there you may have to file an unlawful detainer action to get them out.

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  8. If I buy a car for my daughter. What's the best way to protect my assets against lawsuits if she gets involved in an accident?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Jeffrey Robert Davis
    2. Andrew Daniel Myers
    3. Dennis Andrew Chen
    4. Lars A. Lundeen
    5. Douglass S Lodmell
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    Florida makes the owner of a car liable for injuries resulting from its use. So in addition to purchasing adequate insurance, the car should probably be titled in the daughter's name and keep your name off to limit liability.

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  9. I bought a home in Tampa fl with a tenant living in a mother in law apt. i I rented the home and new tenants removed my tenant

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    1 lawyer answer

    Whether you can raise the rent or make a new lease depends on the terms of your current lease. You may have to wait until the lease ends and then change the rent terms if they want to renew. Talk to a landlord-tenant attorney about drafting a new lease so that you can rent the units separately and address the separate units.

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  10. Can you sue your landlord for 3 times your rental deposit in the state of Florida if they fail to return or notify a claim

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Don Paul Harvey
    3. John Andrew Morey
    3 lawyer answers

    You may be able to sue to recover your security deposit but you don't get 3 times the amount. You are entitled to your security deposit, costs, and attorney's fees

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