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Dennis Andrew Chen

Orlando Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

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  1. As a landlord how do i get possession of my unit the lessee died and her daughter moved in and is there not on the lease.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    1 lawyer answer

    Is she paying rent? If she pays the rent and you accept it then you have a landlord-tenant relationship. If she has not paid any rent, then you may have to file an unlawful detainer action. Either way, you are probably better off retaining an attorney for this problem.

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  2. My 250cc scooter was totaled out by insurance company after accident . they never picked it up and I still have title

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Jonathan Neal Portner
    2. Clifford M. Miller
    3. Dennis Andrew Chen
    4. Christian K. Lassen II
    4 lawyer answers

    As the other attorneys said, call the adjuster. The adjuster may have determined that the salvage value of the scooter is less than the cost of picking it up and selling it, so it is not worth the expense. If that is the case, ask the adjuster to return the title. If the adjuster does not respond to your calls I suggest sending a letter telling the adjuster that you will treat the scooter as abandoned if it is not picked up within a fixed time period.

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

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Margery Ellen Golant
    3. S. David Cooper
    4. Jacqueline Alicia Salcines
    5. Omaida Delgado
    6. ···
    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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  4. Condo board's rights to bill owner for tenant's guest's damage to building.

    Answered over 2 years 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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  5. Should we still pay when our landlord is in foreclosure and we are on a month by month agreement?

    Answered almost 3 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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  6. Served with a summons and complaint, what is the procedure for answering a lawsuit under WA state civil procedure

    Answered almost 7 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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  7. Can rent be deposited into my attorney's trust account vs. the court's registry?

    Answered over 2 years 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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  8. 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 7 months 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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  9. Can I move back into my Florida house I vacated due to foreclosure but is now dismissed 6 years later?

    Answered over 1 year 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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    6 lawyer answers

    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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  10. 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 almost 2 years 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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    8 lawyer answers

    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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