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Dennis Andrew Chen

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  • I need help with this fraud!

    Okay, so this is a little lengthy. On 4/28 I went to the leasing office and signed a new lease, paid my pro-rated fee and paid my water bill. On 5/14 I received a late notice on my door saying I owed $87 for not renewing my lease. I went to the fr...

    Dennis’s Answer

    This sounds like something that should be resolved quite easily. Now that they know that they did not send the email until 5/14, it should be cleared up. If they continue to harass you regarding the matter, contact a landlord-tenant attorney for assistance.

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  • Should I hire a real estate attorney

    i have filed a bankruptcy it will be two yrs discharged this sept . The home is still in forclosure wich a final judgment was ordered and vacated with leave . I was working with the bank trying to get a loan modification when I received notice o...

    Dennis’s Answer

    I am not sure if it is too late to save your home but you should contact a real estate attorney as soon as possible. The attorney should also have an understanding of bankruptcy law.

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  • I had a transmission shop pick up my vehicle to have it checked and to get an estimate. Without my permission they did work.

    Without any authorization whatsoever they claimed to have fixed the vehicle. I thought my only recourse was to pay them. I tried to borrow the funds from my church. When I couldn't, I offered the shop a payment arrangement which was refused, I hav...

    Dennis’s Answer

    I attached a link to my case where I sued a motor vehicle repair facility. Contact an attorney that has experience in consumer law matters. There is an attorney fee provision so you may be able to find an attorney that will take your case with minimal fees at the outset.

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  • Can I sue a company that I worked at for a needle stick injury by a coworker who does heroine?

    I worked at a restaurant for 2.5 years. About a month prior to my incident, I worked with a new coworker. Upon leaving my shift, I had made enough observation to conclude reasonable suspicion of drug abuse and reported this to my boss. The shifts ...

    Dennis’s Answer

    That would probably be covered by workers compensation which would allow testing to determine if there is any infection caused by the needle stick, including HIV. Contact a workers compensation attorney.

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  • Do I need an attorney?

    I paid the security deposit for an apt I was renting and when I moved out they did not return my deposit. The apt was in foreclosure and the administration changed from condo court receivers to specialized asset management. The realtor of the bank...

    Dennis’s Answer

    An experienced landlord-tenant attorney should be able to help you. There is an attorney fee provision that allows you to recover the attorneys fees.

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  • Girl tenant added to my lease is suing me student'' (guy lease holder) for security deposit even though she did not give one.

    The girl payed for february 2nd until april 2nd in advance. so 2 months. but decided to move out in 8 of march because wanted to live with her boyfriend. Now she asks for the rent money back she did no stay in april but she did not give any notic...

    Dennis’s Answer

    It sounds like the girl was a sub-tenant. She was your tenant on a month to month tenancy. Florida Law provides that the either party can terminate a month to month tenancy by giving at least fifteen days notice before the end of the monthly rental period. Since she did not give you advance notice and was still living there for a part of March, I believe that you are entitled to keep the two months rent that she paid to you for February and March. If she files a lawsuit you should seek an attorney as soon as possible or consult an attorney for advice so that you can represent yourself. The lawsuit would probably be in small claims court where you may not need an attorney.

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  • I received a 90 day notice only three weeks ago, but came home to a 24 hour final eviction notice today. Is this legal?

    I received a 90 day notice only three weeks ago, but came home to a 24 hour final eviction notice today. Is this legal?

    Dennis’s Answer

    If you want additional time you should either contact the plaintiff's attorney or file an emergency motion to stay the writ of possession. The basis for you motion is that you received the letter stating that you had 90 days and then received the 24 hour notice just three weeks later. Ask the court to grant you a week or two to move. It is a long shot but the judge may feel the letter misled you and you should be given additional time. It is easier if the plaintiff's attorney agrees to give you some additional time to move out.

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  • My neighbor is suing me and my homeowners insurance

    Someone broke into my gated yard my dogs chased them out retreated back in the yard heard my neighbor in front of the gate and bite her. My ins paid or are in the process of paying out. The problem is my neighbor is now suing for more damages. I n...

    Dennis’s Answer

    Your insurer should provide an attorney to defend you in the lawsuit. If not, you can use the Find a Lawyer feature in Avvo to find an attorney.

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  • I have received the court order on my foreclosure it states voluntary dismissal without prejudice.

    Clerk shall return original Note and Mortgage to (Banks attn y and address) in lieu of the motion, Plaintiff voluntarily dismisses this case without prejudice. Plaintiff shall pay (my attn y and his address) $2500 within 30 days. Can I a...

    Dennis’s Answer

    Whether your attorney returns the fees you paid to him will depend on the terms of your fee agreement with the attorney. Review your fee agreement and then discuss the matter with your attorney.

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  • Can a landlord add on money to already paid deposits? This is a private owner, not an apartment complex.

    My landlord just renewed the lease for another year. The rent was raised $50 per month. She also wants an additional $100, $50 more for the security deposit and $50 more for the last months rent. I paid $1950 when I first moved into the condo in 2...

    Dennis’s Answer

    Yes, the landlord can change the terms of the agreement in a renewal.

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