Any lease agreement that is for 30 days or longer must be in writing in order for the agreement to be legal and binding. If you don't have a lease (or have a verbal lease), you still have some protections under the Oklahoma Landlord/Tenant Act. However, if all you have is a verbal lease, you only have a month-to-month lease under the law. The landlord must give you at least 30 days notice to vacate at the first of the next full month.
Your landlord has to obtain a judgment against you before he is able to garnish anything. If the court has not entered a judgment against you yet, you need to file an Answer with the court and plead to the judge why you should not be responsible for the full amount. You may have defenses and should contact an attorney in your area that practices landlord/tenant law.
If a judgment has already been entered against you, then your landlord may only garnish what is allowable by statute. There...
It's impossible to answer your question without reviewing your statements and contract with the satellite provider. Have you tried calling the company and asking them to explain not removing the minimum service charge?
It is unclear, but it sound like you have leased your house to some renters, and you want the renters to take over the utilities. Provided that the lease you signed with your tenants doesn't state that you, the landlord, will provide the utilities, then you should send your tenants written notice that they need to make arrangements to set up the utilities in their name by a certain date. I would give them at least 15 days. Be sure to send the letter by certified mail so that you can be sure...
Banks around here are notorious for not following through with foreclosures, unfortunately. Have you contacted a foreclosure attorney to assist you in the process? Under the Oklahoma mortgage settlement, you may be entitled to a free attorney. See the link below.
It sounds like you work in the health care industry. If this is the case, and your job description includes caring for developmentally disabled people, then you wouldn't have any claim against your employer for such actions from an individual. However, I suppose that you may have a claim against the individual for battery if he/she hurt you.
This is a very complicated area, one that not many attorneys handle in Oklahoma, but it sounds like it may be victim of a "yo-yo" sale to me. Have you asked for your deposit back in writing?
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Debt collection harassment is illegal in Oklahoma. You may request that the debt collector send you a validation notice in writing. There are so many scam artists out there it's important to know your rights under the law.
We handle these types of claims for consumers in Oklahoma,. Please feel free to view my website as we have listed common collection agency violations.
You need to talk with your employer and your landlord. They may be willing to help you. However, your lease likely doesn't have an "out" clause in case you get transferred by your job unless you negotiated that before you signed it.
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If the lease was in someone else's name, the landlord may have a difficult time proving that you owe him under the contract. There is no "privity" of contract between you and him. However, be sure to show up for the court date, and be sure to bring all documents with you that show you are not the person he signed a lease with. If you do not show up on time, a judgment will likely be entered against you. You should also bring any letters that show your complaints, and pictures you took of the...