Dennis Andrew Chen’s Answers

Dennis Andrew Chen

Orlando Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

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  1. What are my rights and liability for this home?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Ryan Sanford Grazi
    2 lawyer answers

    If there is equity in the home then you should be entitled to a portion of any sale proceeds after paying of the mortgage and any other encumbrances. If the house is worth less than the loan, then there is nothing to gain form the sale of the house. Since you are not liable for the loan, the lender will not be able to seek payment form you but you will probably be a defendant in a foreclosure action because you are on the title.

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  2. Just got a summons personal service on natural person

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Gavin Tudor Elliot
    3. Paul Y. Lee
    3 lawyer answers

    You should contact an attorney for a short consultation to explain the documents to you. You are not guaranteed a hearing date when you are sued. Your failure to respond to the lawsuit could result in default and judgment against you without ever setting foot in court. Do not assume the lawsuit is regarding your foreclosure. It could be another creditor suing you. Have you considered bankruptcy? It may be an option depending on your situation.

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  3. I imported product from overseas and now I cannot pay the product. Can I file bankruptcy and not be responsible for the debt?

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Matthew Scott Berkus
    3. Kevin H. Pate
    4. James Wade Schwitalla
    4 lawyer answers

    You need to consult a bankruptcy attorney and provide copies of any documents that you signed in the process of buying the product. If you signed a personal guarantee the company bankruptcy will not help you. A personal bankruptcy may help.

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  4. Can a landlord evict me and my family in 3 days.

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Carol Lynne Zimmerly
    2. Dennis Andrew Chen
    3. Robert Jason De Groot
    3 lawyer answers

    No they cannot evict you in three days. A three day notice is provided first and then after the three day period has ended they can file an eviction action. The process can take a few weeks. The landlord's decision to disconnect the water is not allowed. Under Fla Stat 83.67 you may be entitled to a penalty equal to three months rent. A link to the statute section is included below.

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  5. My case in Fl appellate court was ruled on. The appellee confessed error and the court reversed the foreclosure.

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Mark Theodore Tischhauser
    3. Alan James Brinkmeier
    3 lawyer answers

    It depends on the status of your case. Reversal of the foreclosure does not necessarily mean that you have won/prevailed in the case. e.g. If foreclosure was entered at a hearing on the plaintiff's motion for summary judgment and the plaintiff has confessed error in the appeal, then the case is probably being remanded to the trial court for a trial. You could lose at trial and the plaintiff will be entitled to costs and attorneys fees. There are numerous possibilities.

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  6. Does my landlord need to legally provide me with a mailbox key?

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Harley Herman
    2. Dennis Andrew Chen
    3. Marjorie Brunelli DeCastro-Hirsch
    3 lawyer answers

    When you rent a room in a house or if you move within the same area every year, I routinely recommend that you get a post office box. They are not very expensive and you can check it once a week if you don't get much mail. It also provides security for delivery of credit cards, bank statements, etc.

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  7. Judge closed case

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Harley Herman
    2. Dennis Andrew Chen
    3. Mark Theodore Tischhauser
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4 lawyer answers

    The facts are not completely clear. It seems that a plaintiff sued on a debt and a second plaintiff filed suit on the same debt after summary judgment was entered in the first case. There are consumer attorneys in the Orlando area, including myself, that will review the case for free and may be willing to take your case on a contingency basis. Use the Find a Lawyer feature on Avvo to find someone in your area.

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  8. Does my landlord have to take care of a rat infestation?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    1 lawyer answer

    If the lease does not place the responsibility on you, then the landlord is responsible for the pests: (2)(a) Unless otherwise agreed in writing, in addition to the requirements of subsection (1), the landlord of a dwelling unit other than a single-family home or duplex shall, at all times during the tenancy, make reasonable provisions for: 1. The extermination of rats, mice, roaches, ants, wood-destroying organisms, and bedbugs. When vacation of the premises is required for such...

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  9. Is this a civil or criminal court case?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Mark Theodore Tischhauser
    3. Valerie Semmes Bouffiou
    3 lawyer answers

    Did you discuss the matter with the assistant? There may have been a mistake. If the eviction has been stopped, contact an attorney for a consultation to review your documents and let you know how best to proceed.

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  10. Question for workers comp attorneys regarding a foot injury which is leading to ongoing issues with my foot...

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Robert David Shapiro
    2. Dennis Andrew Chen
    3. Wayne William Bilsky
    4. David Scott Benn
    5. Bobby L. Bollinger Jr.
    5 lawyer answers

    A workers comp attorney will generally see a new client for free. There is more information that you will have to provide to the attorney. They will want more medical information, your rate of pay and compensation rate, your education level and more. Information about the type of job and your ability to return to that type of work, etc.

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