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Peter Edward Johnson

Chattanooga Corporate / Incorporation Lawyer.

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  1. I was given a service with no estimate & under the pretense my HOA covered it.

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Peter Edward Johnson
    1 lawyer answer

    Unless the maintenance man or a COA official stated that the stain would be paid for by the COA, I think he is entitled to the reasonable value of his services. Typically decks and patios are limited common elements if they are exclusively for one unit. I would check with your declaration (or master deed if pre-2009) and by-laws regarding what is/is not covered and the procedures that have to be followed to request covered maintenance. Assuming that the maintenance man did not get a...

  2. My rent was due today on the 1st & i can't pay till the 5th they want to charge ne $50 per day till paid is this legal?

    Answered over 4 years ago.

    1. Peter Edward Johnson
    1 lawyer answer

    I certainly would recommend asking them to draw up a new lease. Their acceptance of your rent payments after the expiration of its initial term has created a tenancy at will which allows them to terminate your lease with 60 days notice. In all respects other than the amount of notice required for termination, the terms for the tenancy at will are the same as your last executed lease, including late fees and when rent is due. They should not be charging you any late fees in excess of those...