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Sergio Cabanas

Hollywood Bankruptcy Attorney.

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  1. Can my landlord demo a screened-in back patio rather than repair it, and still collect full rent?

    Answered about 3 years ago.

    1. Sergio Cabanas
    2. Marshall C Deason Jr.
    3. Rixon Charles Rafter III
    3 lawyer answers

    I agree we would need to see the lease and walk-through checklist that was settled before your move-in. WIthout reviewing these, there are some general guidleines and inital impressions. I think much of this analysis depends on the permits pulled on the house for construction. If the inital construction permits (or subsequent permits) and tax records show the screen room, coupled with the fact that it had strong aethestic value (as it was large and on on a lake, etc.), then a strong argument...

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  2. What is the standard rent for a home in short sale before foreclosesure?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Shawn Michael Yesner
    2. Jeffrey B. Lampert
    3. Sergio Cabanas
    4. Celia R Reed
    4 lawyer answers

    As you can see, this matter is somewhat complicated. There may be circumstances that require you to pay the rent to the HOA. You should meet with an attorney in your area who can guide you through this maze, and you may find that the advise will more than pay for a small consultation fee.

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  3. Is it safe to purchase a home that someone won in a public HOA auction. At closing she gives you the title. Really nervous..

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Andrew Michael Bonderud
    2. Robert Jason De Groot
    3. Sergio Cabanas
    4. James Wade Schwitalla
    5. Thomas Louis Abrams
    5 lawyer answers

    I agree that you shoudl conduct a full title search, otherwise you risk losing the property to another lien that had a superior interest. In order to do this research correctly, you shoudl consider retaining an attorney. An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure.

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  4. Phantom Debt Collectors posing as Federal agents.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Sergio Cabanas
    2. Jeffrey Scott Hyslip
    3. Jennifer M Spiegel Colson
    3 lawyer answers

    Assuming it's a consumer debt, there are many federal and state laws that protect you from harassment from creditors. We would need more infromation to make a full evaluation as to whether you have a strong case. You should consider consulting an attorney that practices consumer protection laws in your area.

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  5. Who gets the rent and the keys?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Andrew March Lyons
    2. Rex Edward Russo
    3. Sergio Cabanas
    4. Omaida Delgado
    5. Carol Lynne Zimmerly
    5 lawyer answers

    The HOA may want to continue renting the property to you, so you may not have to leave. They should be contacting you soon, but I agree you should monitor the underlying case to see if the Certificate of Title transfers to the new owner, at which time the former owner will lose rights to the property.

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  6. Debt collection case: Asset acceptance has contacted me 5 times after 9pm and before 8am in violation of the FCCPA

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Sergio Cabanas
    2. Eugene P. Castagliuolo
    3. Jennifer M Spiegel Colson
    4. Matthew Scott Berkus
    4 lawyer answers

    An attorney should review your case for additional information as certain exceptions may apply, such as if you gave the debt collector permission/instructions to call you during those times. We can evaluate your case for free. Overall it appears you have a case and, if so, we can recover attorney's fees from the debt collector (so you wouldn't have to pay our fees). Good luck.

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  7. We are signing final Deed if Lieu papers. My name is the only one on the deed, but my husband AND my name are on the mortgage.

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Sergio Cabanas
    2. Jeffrey Alan Klein
    3. Michael T Millar
    3 lawyer answers

    You should consult an atty in New York who can give you the specifics of how their laws would apply in your situation. As a genenral rule, only those persons who signed the NOTE (not mortgage), would have any potential liability (regardless if you're on the mortgage).

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  8. I have recently received an Interrogatories in the mail from attorneys concerning default student loan, is this legal?

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Will Murphy
    2. Sergio Cabanas
    3. Frederick E. Walker
    4. Christian Robert Panagakos
    5. Michael Avanesian
    5 lawyer answers

    In Florida, your spouse is not liable for your debt, unless your spouse agreed to incur the debt..

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  9. Can I sell my house ,a credit card company filed a lawsuit but no judgement has been made this was done last month

    Answered about 2 years ago.

    1. Joseph Lenti II
    2. Carl H Starrett II
    3. Sergio Cabanas
    4. Michael Avanesian
    4 lawyer answers

    Florida is one of the few states that allow unlimited homestead protection from creditors, and this protection extends to proceeds from the sale, as long as it's used towards the purchase of another heomstead, but one mistake (such as commingling with other funds) can result in the loss of this valuable protection. I agree with Mr. Lenti's execellent advise - depending on yrou circumstances, you should consult an attorney about considering bankruptcy.

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  10. RE: foreclosure. If nothing is done after motion of dismissal then the SOL runs out, what can I do to stop it and keep.it gone.

    Answered over 2 years ago.

    1. Margery Ellen Golant
    2. Robert Jason De Groot
    3. Sergio Cabanas
    4. Keith Adam Halpern
    4 lawyer answers

    Correct. The statute of limitations does not run while there's a pending foreclosure (or bankurptcy).

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