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Dennis Andrew Chen

Orlando Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

Contributor Level 17
  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Can a HOA board member be sued personally

    Answered almost 6 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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  4. Procedure for responding to a summons and complaint for foreclosure in FL state

    Answered about 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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  5. 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 4 months 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. I imported product from overseas and now I cannot pay the product. Can I file bankruptcy and not be responsible for the debt?

    Answered 6 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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  9. Can a landlord evict me and my family in 3 days.

    Answered 6 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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  10. My case in Fl appellate court was ruled on. The appellee confessed error and the court reversed the foreclosure.

    Answered 6 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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