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  • If a status conf is set in a civil suit and the plaintiff files for a summary judgment what does that say or mean

    is it a slap in the face or is it always done , Im asking because my attorney seemed very annoyed at the other party for doing this. did I miss something?

    Steven’s Answer

    Ask your attorney. That is why you have him or her.

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  • Can I sue for damages?

    7/13 replaced H/W tank. 7/15 House burned down. Work was done by a Reg Contractor. H/W tank was not properly vented. Can I sue for a new house?

    Steven’s Answer

    Mr. Rafter and Mr. Woolf are both correct. Also, you are going to need an expert who can establish that the H/W tank was the cause of the fire.

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  • If partial payment is accepted by landlord before a court hearing can they still proceed with eviction and writ. Change the lock

    I moved into an apartment and ran into a financial issue two months after living there that set me back in payments. With communication issues I was given opportunities to pay what I could to prevent eviction. I received a summon to evict on 6/2/1...

    Steven’s Answer

    See an attorney who can determine whether it is feasible to bring a motion to vacate.

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  • Landlord/Tenant issue. Landlord will not release computer with government documents.

    I left a computer while moving out of country at my prior apartment. The landlord refuses to release it to anyone not on the lease. Being out of the country, I cannot get it. What are my options? Is it their finders keepers? It contains passports ...

    Steven’s Answer

    Send someone you trust a notarized power of attorney authorizing him/her to deal with the landlord with respect to your personal property.

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  • If I renewed a lease and signed only one document renewing my lease is that binding to previous lease?

    I renewed a lease and I only electronically signed one document. My original lease I signed various documents. These documents were about utilities bed bugs and breaking lease early. Am I legally binder to these same documentations even if I didn'...

    Steven’s Answer

    It depends whether either the new lease or the old lease have language carrying the provisions over to the renewal.

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  • If I received a registered letter from a person/company with NO information (ie: court date, location, etc..) is that legal doc?

    Received a registered letter from a gym regarding my daughters former gymnastic coach telling me that she is suing me , yet there is NO court, court date or lawyers name attached to it. What do I do?

    Steven’s Answer

    The document you describe has no legal effect.

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  • Do I need a Civil or Tenant and landlord attorney?

    I want to sue my landlord, since I have moved into the property I have been harassed I have 30 pages of text messages from him and he has threatened me more than once. I have 15 emails from him trying to convince to defraud the City of Tempe. He h...

    Steven’s Answer

    Many landlord-tenant attorneys also do general civil litigation. But you need to meet with an attorney to sort all this out.

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  • I live in Arizona. The realtor I am renting from wants to release me from my lease because I've placed a complaint with the BBB.

    I sent an official complaint letter to the local Better Business Bureau because my realtor was unwilling to take my phone calls or to make the necessary repairs to the rental property. He later said that he would be happy to release me from my 1-y...

    Steven’s Answer

    The landlord is not required to renew.

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  • What steps so i take next regarding my landlord not making necessary repairs?

    I am disabled, waiting for my wheelchair, and have been begging my landlord to take care of maintenance issues that are a huge safety risk for me for months. There is water coming out of linoleum in my bathroom, posing huge slip hazard, as well as...

    Steven’s Answer

    There are steps available to you under the landlord-tenant act, but a lawyer is going to have to get the details from you and see the lease and letter to the landlord before giving you definite advice.

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  • Former landlord never supplied me with a copy of my lease, even after living there for 9 months.

    She is now stating that I broke the lease terms. The only thing I ever did was pay the deposit and first month rent. How did I break a lease that I never knew the terms of? She is also trying to pin "damages" to the apartment on me, after admit...

    Steven’s Answer

    From what you have told us, you may have a case. But there are unanswered questions. You will need to grab your paperwork and see a lawyer.

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