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Peter Stephen Kirner

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  • Is my landlord legally able to charge me for breaking my lease or take me to court for these charges?

    Hello, I have a lease for an apartment that ended on January 1st, 2016. In the lease, it states that if I remain in the apartment after the term, it will be turned over to a month-to-month lease. The lease states that I need to give 7 days notice ...

    Peter’s Answer

    I agree with counsel, however I would have an attorney review the lease and look at the exact language of it. I also agree that you may want to talk to the landlord to try and work out some type of agreement. Good luck.

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  • What can I do to get this eviction filing off my record?

    I had an eviction filed against me. But I paid the amount of rent I owed before the court date. Now I have on my record that I have an eviction filing.

    Peter’s Answer

    I agree, there is nothing that can be done. Understand though that this is like a criminal charge, where you were found to be not guilty. You were sued, for eviction but there was no order of eviction. It may look bad to potential landlords, but you can explain it away. Sorry. Good luck.

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  • What are my options on this? I feel like I was tricked and an no longer interested in renting the apartment.

    I filled out a housing (credit) application in order to get approved for a lease on an apartment. The application had a section for a guarantor (as I am a student), but my parents refused to sign. I submitted the application without a guarantor, ...

    Peter’s Answer

    Just because you signed a bad deal does not mean you were "tricked". It is very important that you read and understand these leases. I agree with counsel in that you signed the agreement, and you are likely bound by it. Sorry that I cannot provide a better answer. I would talk to the land lord and see what agreement you can reach to terminate the lease. I would make sure you get it in writing, what ever it is. Good luck.

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  • What action can I take?

    I was in my apartment that I had for just a few months, when to my surprise I found a mouse running across the counter and into the stove, I called the landlord and was told its that time a year and was offered traps which really bothers me becaus...

    Peter’s Answer

    I agree with counsel. A mouse is not necessarily an unreasonable thing. In the winter mice seek food and warmth and head into homes. Arguably if you owned this home you could have the same issue. That being said, I would simply set the traps, and get rid of the little pest. If you send the letter, and ultimately pay rent to the courts, this is not a guarantee, that it is his responsibly to take care of and he may argue against you. He is offering to solve the problem with traps, if you reject that offer, that may be deemed as unreasonable. Mice are naturally occurring, and so long as there is not an infestation due to his maintenance of garbage or something like that, the court may view your rejection of traps as unreasonable. Good luck.

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  • What can she legally do? I believe she is afraid to be bolder at her age. Can someone help??

    My landlady, who lives down in Florida, is 81 yrs old and can not affordable an attorney. She has a tenant that is not keeping up with his rent payments. I found out recently that he owes her over $2,000 since over a year ago. She was going to giv...

    Peter’s Answer

    Unfortunately nothing can be done if she does not want to take action. She needs to retain an attorney, and file the eviction properly. If she does not do it, then she is stuck with her choices. Sorry. Good luck.

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  • Can a landlord give me 24 hour notice 17 days after I gave a 30 day notice of intent to move?

    My daughters and I had moved into a house that was not completely ready for move in on the day promised. The landlord stated he would make sure that everything would be taken care of. He even included in the lease that he would fix the countertops...

    Peter’s Answer

    24 hour notice for what ? To access the property or to vacate ? 24 hours is a reasonable time for a landlord to give to access the property, so yes he can do that. If he is asking you to vacate, there is no such right. I am also assuming you are not in an year long lease, and you are simply on a month to month. Good luck.

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  • Did I do anything legally wrong?

    I hung out with one of my friends the other night and she was drunk and high when I picked her up but I didn't know this until after we were at my house. She is 17 and I am 21. I had a few drinks bc she didn't want to leave me out on the fun then...

    Peter’s Answer

    One, I would stop posting such things on the internet, even here, as they are not confidential in any respect. Two, as counsel said a drunk girl is ALWAYS a problem and should always be avoided, especially any physical contact with her. Three, there is an age disparity, that could lead to an issue as well i.e.: contributing to the delinquency of a minor. I agree with counsel, and I would at least talk to an attorney. What ever you do, do not talk to the police. Good luck.

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  • I think I have enough reason and they are denying that I was not married for 10 years, Could not have remarried prior to 2004.

    Married in 1991 Divorce decree dated Jan 2004. applied for ex spouse social security as only have 27 credits. Denied ( their reason ) not married 10 years. Appealed Oct 1. No response called Social Security yesterday asking for response told it wa...

    Peter’s Answer

    This does not appear to be a divorce question, it appears to be a social security question. I will re-direct your question to that area. Good luck.

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  • How to convert a " Contested Divorce" into an" Uncontested Divorce" without Oral-Arguing? We do not want Trial or Hearing.

    How to Convert a contested divorce in to Uncontested Divorce to an Amicable Agreement with No Trial? Can both Parties file Decree, or Dissolution before hearing date to stop the Hearing Trial? I read the case online and see something like " ...

    Peter’s Answer

    You can directly contact the judges bailiff and or scheduler and advise them that you have an agreement, and you want the matter set for an uncontested divorce. In cuyahoga county you will need to have your final journal entry of divorce approved two weeks in advance of that final hearing. The hearing is simple. That's it. Pretty easy. Good luck.

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  • Does the state have the right to ask for payment after so long without any kind of contact in that time?

    I got divorced 12 years ago and my ex was suppose to pay for filling/court costs, about two weeks ago I got a notice from the state for payment due, $600 due. Does the state have the right to ask for payment after so long and expect payment, I nev...

    Peter’s Answer

    you say "supposed to pay for," however this is not left up in the air. Costs are determined at the time of the final hearing. You need to check your documents and see what it says. If it says he is to pay them, then he is to pay them. If it says they are split, well then, unfortunately you are left paying for half. Call the clerk of courts, and see what you need to do to get a copy. Good luck.

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