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  • How should I proceed? Do I have grounds to sue?

    I have a live/work loft unit in Tempe, AZ. A couple weeks ago I was accused of stealing a segway from within the apartment complex. The next day I received a termination letter, which stated my lease lease was being terminated. The cops investi...

    Steven’s Answer

    There are dozens of questions you need to be answering for a landlord-tenant attorney. But you may, depending on those answers, have claims for breach of contract, breach of the landlord-tenant act, and violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

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  • I believe I have a valid claim and I have a hard time to find a Civil Litigation Attorney in my area. Can I represent myself?

    I believe I have a valid claim and I have a hard time to find an Attorney in my area Arizona. Can I represent myself? Where can I advertise to at least find an attorney to edit my claim to a legal language and I will pay the fee? My time is runnin...

    Steven’s Answer

    It is foolhardy to represent yourself if you can afford an attorney.

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  • What should I do and what Attorney would handle this?

    I contacted a company today to set up payment arrangements and I was told I was sued and a judgement had been filed against me. I asked the representative how come I never received any paperwork regarding the lawsuit. He told me a certified copy w...

    Steven’s Answer

    You may basis for a motion to vacate or new trial. But an attorney is going to have to look at your paperwork.

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  • Moved out of rental property 4 months early as owner selling home and buyer he had didn't want a tenant in property.

    no move in form provided however I documented in an email at beginning of tenancy issues I found. Upon renewal of lease, I had questioned the lack of move in form and being asked to initial that I received one. I have copies of all correspondence ...

    Steven’s Answer

    The Landlord-Tenant Act requires the landlord to provide the form. If it didn't happen, it is on him. But it would not be surprising if the landlord tries to keep some of the deposit anyway. They almost always do. There are questions unanswered in your narrative. You should consult with an attorney.

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  • What kind of lawyer should I speak to about this situation?

    I took my car in for an oil change at a Walmart about a month ago. Last week my cars check engine light and oil light came on. I could also feel a major difference in driving. I had my car towed to a a dealership from work where I was informed the...

    Steven’s Answer

    Get a consultation with a civil litigator to see if litigation is worth pursuing.

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  • Do I need to take legal action? Do I have a right to with hold my rent?

    We went through a realitor and moved to this house this month. Unknowing to us ALOT is wrong with the house. Unknowing that the back door was broken n didn't lock also garage door opener was broke therefore garage door was also broke and a window ...

    Steven’s Answer

    There are a lot of questions to be answered before a lawyer can tell you the direction to take. Get a legal consultation.

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  • What should I do next? Landlord is horrible

    I'm contacting you regarding my landlord, I signed and moved into the property April 13th 2015, form the moment I moved in I have had problem, after problem. Form the 13th until the 18th of April I had feces coming out of both toilets and both sho...

    Steven’s Answer

    It appears that the landlord is way out of line. There are a couple ways you can go. That's why you need to see an attorney.

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  • Do I have a legitimate case?

    When I moved into my current apartment complex, was told by the assistant manager that I could park in spot #75 if no one parks there. (I do not have this in writing, but my friend whom lives in the same complex was told the same thing for a diffe...

    Steven’s Answer

    Probably. I lawyer will have to tell you after seeing your lease and hearing your story. You will have to go to small claims court.

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  • Can I sue my landlord?

    My landlord has been horrible since I moved in he didn't fix the plumbing for 6 days and he didn't fix the a.c. for 8 days. This all happened between the 13th of April thru the 3rd of May. He emailed me saying he would forgo the rent for April bec...

    Steven’s Answer

    There are several questions which your narrative does not answer. See a lawyer, and do not rely on any oral communications with the landlord.

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  • Lease up and no keys returned. When can I change locks?

    I have a rental home. The lease was up today (at noon) and the final walkthrough was scheduled for 2 pm. The tenant was provided the date/time and told keys could be delivered in person at the walkthrough (if present) or left in a lock box (instru...

    Steven’s Answer

    From what you have told us, yes. But seeing a lawyer is always wise.

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