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  • Quiet Title Pleadings

    I am filing a quiet title action, pro se, and need someone to review my pleadings and advise if I am clouding the issue, or if I should be filing more than one suit - is that allowed? Can anyone help?

    Lawrence’s Answer

    As note above, quiet title and adverse posession does not lend itself to "do it yourself" legal work by non-sttorneys. Most attorneys would not want to "review" the work, as the risk is not typically worth the reward. If the land is that valuable to file a quiet title action, it is probably worth the investment to retain good counsel.

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  • Does a HOA Board have the right to enter a lot to correct a violation if the homeowner fails to do so after sufficient notice?

    The CC&R's of a Washington homeowners association state each lots landscaping maintenance and upkeep is the responsibility of the lot owner. If the lot owner does not comply within at least 5 days notice, the Association shall have the right, thro...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    Generally, courts will enforce these types of covenants assuming they were properly created. The HOA does not need a "warrant" but will need a court order allowing enforcement of the covenant and allowing the action of even directing the Sheriff to stand by and enforce the peace. Most likely, the HOA's costs of enforcement will be chargable as a HOA lien on the property.

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  • Is there a legal limit to the amount of vacate notice a commercial sublettor can require of a sublettee?

    My commercial (subletting) lease ends Oct. 2012. Today is the 5th of October. My lease says I should give 60 days notice (which I think is ridiculous), but I'd like to be out, ideally, by the end of October. When is the earliest I can move out?

    Lawrence’s Answer

    The answer depends on the language of the sublease. If it is truly a term that ends October 2010, the term ends and you should be able to leave. If there is language that says "and month to month thereafter" it may be more problematic. In that case you may be held liable for 60 days from either the date of notice or from last day of October (e.g. End of December). This also depends on the language in the sublease document related to the 60 day notice.

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  • How do I get my property or money after someone forged a Quit Claim Deed in my name.

    They had it notarized in California and filed it in Kings County, Washington. The property was turned over on Oct 11 then sold to an unknown person two days later. They made $95,000+. What is the proper way to file charges and sue. I read about a...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    The answer by the Los Angeles attorney was correct.. Your remedy is to file a quiet title action in King County to regain title. Since the notary was in CA, you may have an action against the notary who acknowledged the deed. You may also have criminal and civil actions in both Washington and California. The title company may not be liable unless the Quit Claim deed was part of an escrow at a title company (which I doubt would have occured).

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  • My Landlord only gave me part of my deposit back.

    I recently moved out of a house that I had been renting for about 9 months. When moving in to the house nothing was done formally and the house was a complete disaster when I moved in. The house was extremely dirty and floors were stained and seve...

    Lawrence’s Answer

    One important fact you did not include, was there a move in move out check list signed by you and the Landlord? If there was no condition report, the landlord is not allowed to keep any deposit at all. See RCW 59.18.260. Also, the landlord has 14 days to provide an itemized accounting of any deposit that is not returned. See RCW 29.18.280. If these things didn't happen you may be able to recover the rest of the deposit in small claims court.

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