Dennis Andrew Chen’s Answers

Dennis Andrew Chen

Orlando Landlord / Tenant Lawyer.

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

    Answered 11 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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  2. My case in Fl appellate court was ruled on. The appellee confessed error and the court reversed the foreclosure.

    Answered 11 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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  3. Does my landlord need to legally provide me with a mailbox key?

    Answered 12 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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  4. Judge closed case

    Answered 12 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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  5. Does my landlord have to take care of a rat infestation?

    Answered about 1 year 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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  6. Is this a civil or criminal court case?

    Answered about 1 year 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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  7. Question for workers comp attorneys regarding a foot injury which is leading to ongoing issues with my foot...

    Answered about 1 year 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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  8. Can a landlord kick me out in 3 days?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Jacqueline Alicia Salcines
    2 lawyer answers

    Did you provide any written notice to the landlord requesting repairs? The landlord can file an eviction lawsuit after the three days have elapsed. In the lawsuit, if you wish to stay in the property, you will have to pay the outstanding rent to the clerk of the court and request a hearing to determine the rent.

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  9. How do you file a release of Stay on a tenant who filed bankruptcy prior to the final eviction judgment? What forms are needed?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Edward J. Fucillo
    2. Dorothy G Bunce
    3. Christine B. Adams
    4. Dennis Andrew Chen
    4 lawyer answers

    You will be best served by having an attorney file a motion for relief from stay in the bankruptcy court. Do not take any action in the eviction case or send any letters to the tenant demanding payment. You may be found to have violated the bankruptcy stay and may have to pay money to the tenant as a sanction. I understand that landlords quite often file evictions on their own but dealing with the bankruptcy court is not something I recommend unless you are experienced in that area.

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  10. My ex boyfriend has not lived in our jointly owned home for 3 years. Is threatening legal action to force me to sell.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Dennis Andrew Chen
    2. Marshall C Deason Jr.
    3. Carol Anne Johnson
    4. Brandy Ann Peeples
    4 lawyer answers

    If you own the property jointly with your ex, then he can probably file a partition action and force the sale of the house. If you have been served with a summons in a lawsuit, you should consult a real estate attorney immediately.

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Dennis Chen is prepared to assist you. Call him today.

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