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  • What can I do the legal way?

    My landlord is on my butt about giving him rent. My bedrooms are full of mold, missing walls, or missing ceilings. I need a new roof. It rains all through my house when it rains. He is threatening to evict me.

    Matthew’s Answer

    Contact local housing department and inspection department and make a complaint, and hire a local attorney to stop any evictions. There are specific procedures you have to file to withhold rent.

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  • Shouldn't borough council & mayor setup and mandate public nuisance abatement laws against these landlords with increasing fines

    I run a neighborhood watch group and we have numerous slumlords in our town that refuse to do background checks on potential renters. Because of this, our town has been inundated with drug dealers, junkies, prostitutes and felons as well as other ...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Bring this up with your local counsel

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  • What kind of attorney can i get?

    Im being taken to court from a buisness that did not finish installing steps coming out of my sliding door he done he also installed windows did not finish cauking around door or windows. The worker told my mom we would have to finish the caulking...

    Matthew’s Answer

    You should contact a local construction or general practice attorney as soon as possible

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  • Can I sue the windshield replacement company for the damages, which have basically totaled my car?

    About 9 months ago, I had to get my car windshield replaced. After doing so, every now and then I'd notice the passenger side floor would be damp or that something on the floor was wet. Chalked it off as a water bottle or something had leaked. Aft...

    Matthew’s Answer

    Contact the company with a copy of the repair bill, estimate and write up showing that it was not sealed properly. Provide them an opportunity to pay the costs. If not you may have to sue them for damages.

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  • What does "Praecipe for Writ of Execution" mean? Can the order/lien be dropped if my mother no longer pursues it?

    My parents got divorced in 2000. My mother was entitled to 50% of his saving. Both my father and mother were attached to a house and my mother was removed from deed following divorce. For financial reasons, my father never removed her name from th...

    Matthew’s Answer

    She should contact a local attorney on this matter

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  • Are we entitled for a deeper discounted rent? What is the importance of a Certificate of Occupancy?

    Hi, My roommate and I are new to Philadelphia. We just rented our first place back in September, and It's been the absolute worst. While the landlord has been responsive and "quick" to fix issues, it's just been one thing after another. In ...

    Matthew’s Answer

    It means that the place is being rented without being licenced by the city. By law the landlord cannot collect rent until the two licences are obtained. If the landlord is being cited (or if not have L and I come out) It provides you with a means to get out of the lease

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  • I won a judgment in the $5000 against my previous tenant. How do I collect?

    how much do you charge to collect

    Matthew’s Answer

    You can file a writ of execution on a bank account owned by the tenant or file a wage garnishment. I suggest hiring an attorney to do so. Many may charge a 1/3 contingency fee of funds received. Contact a local attorney to do so

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  • In a personal injury claim, do I have to pay any legal fees?

    In a personal injury claim, do I have to pay any legal fees (investigator fees, court filing fees, medical records etc), irrespective of the case outcome? and whats the average fees for these things in new jersey?

    Matthew’s Answer

    An attorney is entitled to the costs associated with your case. If your fee agreement states you are not responsible if there is an outcome not in your favor you are not responsible for those costs. Your fee agreement controls.

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  • Should I settle and do I have to wait

    I had a motorcycle accident on July 4. The accident was not my fault. I was off work from July 5 to August 25 I still haven't received any money from the insurance company for the lost wages. They want to wait till all medical stuff is done. Is th...

    Matthew’s Answer

    You should hire an attorney. You would be entitled to lost wages, medical and pain and suffering. If you do not have an attorney you may not get the full value of your claim. Additionally in most, if not all claims they will not make any payments until the entire claim is finished.

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