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Dennis Andrew Chen

Orlando Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

Contributor Level 17
  1. 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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  2. Can I move back into my Florida house I vacated due to foreclosure but is now dismissed 6 years later?

    Answered 6 months ago.

    1. Margery Ellen Golant
    2. Barbara Billiot Stage
    3. Jacqueline Alicia Salcines
    4. Dennis Andrew Chen
    5. Dennis Michael Phillips
    6. ···
    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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  3. 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 about 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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    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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  4. 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 about 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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  5. 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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  6. 1/ Shall we send tenant a letter/ eviction? Is there another way? 2/Can we force him to show the property to a pot. tenant?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Jimmy Allen Davis
    2 lawyer answers

    When the tenant is resisting your efforts in that manner i don't recommend showing the property. You can serve a three day notice and then file an eviction action or wait for the lease to end then file your eviction but you probably need to evict the tenant. If they have not paid in two months they may be planning on staying as long as they can.

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  7. I live at a community in Sarasota, Florida and recently my car has had things done to it.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Brandon M Daniels
    3. Byron David Flagg
    3 lawyer answers

    Consider placing a sign in the rear window that states "Tag stolen" and list your current tag number, also state that a replacement has been ordered. That should put them on notice that your car is not abandoned and that the car is registered.

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  8. Can a HOA board member be sued personally

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Ryan Michael Barnett
    2 lawyer answers

    Yes an HOA board member can be sued personally for actions taken as a board member. The HOA should pay for Directors and Officers Liability insurance.

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  9. Procedure for responding to a summons and complaint for foreclosure in FL state

    Answered almost 6 years ago.

    1. Michael Alex Wasylik
    2. Dennis Andrew Chen
    3. Kevin Luis Deeb
    3 lawyer answers

    Be sure to file a response within the time period. What you should include will depend on the allegations in the complaint. Do not write a letter explaining the hardship you are going through and expect the court to be lenient. The court gets that sort of letter all the time and it does not serve as a denial of the lender's claims. A better choice is to contact a consumer lawyer for a consultation and determine what defenses you may have. In Dade City you could try contacting Mike Wasylik, Esq.

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  10. We live in Delray Beach, FL and have a 15 month lease that we signed in May 2013, we are not renewing the lease because of costs

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Harley Herman
    3. Nikhilkumar Manharlal Patel
    4. Brandy Ann Peeples
    4 lawyer answers

    A fifteen month lease is greater than one year and the lease must be signed by the landlord in the presence of two witnesses. A lease for more than one year is to be executed with the formality of a deed. If they did not follow procedure, you may be able to successfully argue that the lease is only a month-to-month lease. Have an attorney review the document to determine if you have that argument.

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