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Cameron Royal Kelly

Cameron Kelly’s Answers

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  • Can a landlord change the terms of the lease if it is month to month?

    I am on a month to month lease, but we recently got a new landlord. He wants to change the pet allowance, but we have lived in the house for 5 years and paid a deposit for my pet when we moved in. Can he do that?

    Cameron’s Answer

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    If the lease is month to month, that means that the landlord can give you a full month's notice, and terminate the lease. Setting the pet aside, the landlord can have you out of the property in about a month. So, given that, if you have a pet and want to stay, you will have to abide by his terms.

    That said, if the pet is somehow related to a disability, you may be able to change that result.

    The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than the educated opinion of the author. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change. Attorney is licensed to practice law only in the State of Minnesota. Responses are based solely on Minnesota law unless stated otherwise.

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  • Can I take a car back for non-payment?

    I had a verbal agreement to sell a car to a person I know for weekly payments, no set amount. They stopped paying for a few weeks now and will not return my calls. I still have title in my name. Can I go and take it back?

    Cameron’s Answer

    Contact an attorney in your area for help. Normally when a vehicle is sold, the title is transfered, and a security interest in the car is held back to secure payment. Title is transfered for a number of reasons, the most important being that most people do not want an unrelated driver driving their car around. In your case, the car has not been transfered, and so the car is still yours from a title standpoint. However, the purchaser does have rights based on your oral contract, and an attorney can help untangle the situation.

    The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than the educated opinion of the author. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change. Attorney is licensed to practice law only in the State of Minnesota. Responses are based solely on Minnesota law unless stated otherwise.

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  • Is a Loan Modification considered a contract?

    If a loan modification has been offered and the executed documents and funds returned as per the specifications, is it a contract? If not, then what is it considered?

    Cameron’s Answer

    Yes, the loan modification is a contract. You are actually amending your previous contract with the bank.

    The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than the educated opinion of the author. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change. Attorney is licensed to practice law only in the State of Minnesota. Responses are based solely on Minnesota law unless stated otherwise.

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  • Enter your question e.g., Do I need a real estate attorney?

    I wonder what happens to equity line loan if I foreclose on my investment property. I can still pay them. Thanks Ginny

    Cameron’s Answer

    Assuming the loan is secured against the house, the second mortgage company may pursue a judgment for the debt. Give your bank a call and try to make arrangements with them to continue payments.

    The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than the educated opinion of the author. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change. Attorney is licensed to practice law only in the State of Minnesota. Responses are based solely on Minnesota law unless stated otherwise.

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  • Violation issued from HOA re Driveway and Sidewalks are dirty

    Our HOA have issued homeowners with a violation notice ‘’to remove the stains from the driveway and sidewalks’’. They refer us to their DCCR section 12 headed up ‘’Garbage and Litter’’ worded ‘‘It shall be the responsibility of each Owner to p...

    Cameron’s Answer

    My initial impression is that the rule cited has a different purpose than the one it is being used for. Hire an attorney and push back. Be careful though, there may be other provisions of the declaration putting the responsibility for maintenance of the sidewalks onto the homeowner.

    The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than the educated opinion of the author. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change. Attorney is licensed to practice law only in the State of Minnesota. Responses are based solely on Minnesota law unless stated otherwise.

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  • Is a Loan Modification considered a contract?

    If a loan modification has been offered, and the executed documents and funds sent back as per specifications, is it considered a contract? If not, then what is it?

    Cameron’s Answer

    Yes, the loan modification is a contract. You are actually amending your previous contract with the bank.

    The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than the educated opinion of the author. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change. Attorney is licensed to practice law only in the State of Minnesota. Responses are based solely on Minnesota law unless stated otherwise.

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  • How long can you go with not paying rent before the landlord can start eviction process?

    How long can you go with not paying rent before the landlord can start eviction process?

    Cameron’s Answer

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    Not long. Most states have eviction processes that are fast tracked in comparison to other civil proceedings. Unless the lease provides for a longer notice, or the jurisdiction you live in has an extended notice period, your landlord may be able to evict you in a matter of weeks.

    The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than the educated opinion of the author. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change. Attorney is licensed to practice law only in the State of Minnesota. Responses are based solely on Minnesota law unless stated otherwise.

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  • Does my sister legally own the bike?

    My ex-boyfriend was living with my sister and left his bike in their garage. Then he came and lived with my parents and i for over a month. We broke up the next week. He moved out of my parents house a week and a half ago and said he wants his bik...

    Cameron’s Answer

    No. There is a statute dealing directly with notice to tenants about abandoned property. I question whether it applies because it is far from certain that he would be considered a tenant. But, it gives good guidance as to how this should be looked at. If a tenant abandons personal property, the landlord must attempt to provide notice, and then allow a period of time for the tenant to pick the property up. There is a similar statute for property left in storage units. Unless you have jumped through a lot of hoops, I can't see a judge awarding the bike to your sister.

    The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than the educated opinion of the author. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change. Attorney is licensed to practice law only in the State of Minnesota. Responses are based solely on Minnesota law unless stated otherwise.

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  • My grandparents owned a home and my gradfather has passed. How can we get his name removed from the deed?

    Grandfather was primary on home. Passed away 5 years ago. My grandmother is in the process of refinacing and would like his name removed.

    Cameron’s Answer

    It depends on how your grandparents were in title. In most states, if two people own the property as joint tenants, they can file an affidavit of survivorship and the appropriate evidence of the decedent's death (ususally a death certificate), and the property transfers to the surviving joint tenant. However, if the ownership was not in joint tenancy, a probabe will be necessary. My guess is that it would be worth your time to consult with a local attorney to see whataction is necessary on this issue and potentially others.

    The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than the educated opinion of the author. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change. Attorney is licensed to practice law only in the State of Minnesota. Responses are based solely on Minnesota law unless stated otherwise.

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  • I want to add my daughter to the deed to my condo. What form do I file with Washington County, Oregon.

    I want to add my daughter to the deed but not sure which form I should file. Do I file a Deed of Trust? I want the condo to be hers without having to go through probate or anything like that automatically when I die.

    Cameron’s Answer

    In most states this can be accomplished by a quit claim deed, but there are multiple ways in which people can hold title together and the form of transfer is important. Talk to a real estate attorney in your area. It shouldn't cost too much to have the deed drafted professionally, and it will be a lot cheaper than correcting an improperly drafted deed later.

    The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The response does not form an attorney-client relationship, nor is it intended to be anything other than the educated opinion of the author. It should not be relied upon as legal advice. The response given is based upon the limited facts provided by the person asking the question. To the extent additional or different facts exist, the response might possibly change. Attorney is licensed to practice law only in the State of Minnesota. Responses are based solely on Minnesota law unless stated otherwise.

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