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Michelle Lynn Marshall

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  • On June 9 2016 I hired a fence company to install a fence on our property. They gave me a quote of 6990.02.

    i gave them a deposit of 3400.00. They gave me a 4-5 week lead time. I stopped by the office to ask how much would it be if I added a walk thru gate in the back. He verbally gave me a price of 170.00. In Aug ( 8 weeks later ) they finally started...

    Michelle’s Answer

    Generally a quote is more akin to an estimate and not a firm price, unless there is a contract stating a "not to exceed" price. Do you have anything in writing? You are only talking about a $73 discrepancy which was probably the result of a miscommunication. If they won't accept the $170 based on your argument then I'd just pay the extra $73 and move on. It's probably not worth arguing about.

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  • Can I be taken to court?

    A friend of mine months ago gave me her credit card info to buy stuff for her from my Amazon Prime account. She told me to save it on my account in case she wanted to purchase again. I purchased many things this month thinking I was using my accou...

    Michelle’s Answer

    Yes, she has a claim against you. She could file in small claims court for reimbursement. However, it would probably cost more money and time to file in small claims than it would for her to just wait the three weeks. But that may not matter to her. I would suggest that you repay her as fast as you can - hopefully this doesn't ruin your friendship. Best of luck to you!

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  • Website states $545 rent including water electric trash removal but it comes out extra charge with them.

    http://www.apartments.com/timber-creek-apartments-niles-oh/gtwkntx/ This is the website. The rent is updated to $559. The time I saw it was $545. Anyway, even it is $559, the website says Incl.Gas, Water, Electricity, Heat, Trash Removal, Sewer, ...

    Michelle’s Answer

    It doesn't matter what the website says - it matters what the lease says. Did you sign anything? If you did, what does your lease say? You are obligated according to the document you signed. If it says the rent is $599 including water, electric & garbage then that is what you have to pay. If it says the rent is $599 PLUS water, electric and garbage then that is what you have to pay (whatever that number might be). If you haven't signed anything yet read the language VERY carefully before you sign. It wouldn't cost much to have a local attorney review the lease and explain your obligations - you can search for someone on Avvo or contact your local bar association for a referral. Best of luck to you.

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  • Can i break my 1 yr lease after 2 months of living here?

    Before we moved in the landlord had told us the house was completely bug free, come to find out, about 2 to 3 weeks later i start seeing roaches and my dog biting himself which he never had done that. I have spent lots of money that was for repair...

    Michelle’s Answer

    To elaborate on the previous response, you should put your maintenance/repair requests in writing (bugs, exposed wiring, the boat creating a dangerous condition on the property) and either hand deliver that notice to the landlord or send it certified/return receipt to verify delivery. Keep a copy of the notice and proof of receipt by the LL. You have to allow the landlord a reasonable opportunity to remedy these issues. If she doesn't, and you are current on rent, you might be able to put your rent in escrow with the local municipal court (pay your rent to the court instead of the LL). This process will allow you to enlist the court's help in getting the maintenance requests remedied and the LL won't be able to get the rent payments until these things are fixed. You could even ask the court to terminate the lease in the escrow process if you don't wish to stay there. Take pictures and otherwise document all unsatisfactory conditions so you have proof of your position. But do NOT just withhold rent (without going through escrow) or break your lease - these actions would subject you to eviction, a lawsuit and would probably hurt your credit. It may also help to retain an attorney to contact the landlord on your behalf, maybe to negotiate a release without having to go through escrow and the court system. You can search for someone local using Avvo's Find a lawyer tab or contact your local bar association for a referral. I hope this helps, and best of luck to you!

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  • My husband has hit me on several occasions and he stop paying the mortgage how can I stay in my home and I have 4 kids

    I've been married for 12 years my husband stop paying the mortgage and its in default I have 4 kids in school right now what legal action can I take to have him give me support

    Michelle’s Answer

    I'm so sorry to hear about your situation. Step one is to report any incidences of domestic violence to the police. Have him arrested - what he's done is illegal and it is NOT ok. And find a relative or friend to stay with if you or your children's safety is jeopardized by remaining in the home. Step two is to find a local divorce attorney - you can search for someone using Avvo's Find a lawyer tab or contact your local bar association for a referral. An attorney will be able to counsel you on your rights and options, many offer free initial consultations. I hope this helps, and best of luck to you and your children.

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  • How can I break my lease without it hurting my credit?

    My apartment got broken into twice within 24 hours. I reported it to the police the second time because my TV was taken. The first time they took a few electronics . The house in front of me who my landlord also rents to seems they have broken int...

    Michelle’s Answer

    In general, a landlord is not liable for the criminal acts of third parties and these are not grounds to break your lease. The only liability a landlord might have is if (for example), you have a window or door that will not lock and your landlord is aware of the problem but has neglected to fix it. Or the landlord has otherwise caused a condition or failed to repair some condition that is making your property an easy target for theft. I'm assuming these things don't apply in your situation since you didn't mention anything. If that's the case, what you should do is approach your landlord and explain that you don't feel safe in this rental in light of the repeated break-ins and that you'd like to request a release from the remainder of your lease. Be prepared for the landlord to say no or that you have to pay an early termination fee - if the landlord agrees at all to release you, get it in writing that you are released from all remaining obligations under the lease. It would help for you to retain a local attorney to help you in this process - you can search for someone on Avvo or contact your local bar association for a referral. Best of luck to you!

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  • My tenant current lease ends August 31, 2016, How do I write a Addendum if his job transfers?

    I went to visit my tenant to sign new lease, which ends August 31, 2016 and for one year Aug 31, 2017. He informed me that the company that he is currently employed at is up for sell. And he wanted to let me know if it's sold, he may have to find ...

    Michelle’s Answer

    This is not a question that can be answered in this forum. You need to have an attorney review the existing lease and determine whether an addendum is even necessary. For example, does it automatically go month to month in the absence of a term renewal or does it just expire - if it goes month to month then you probably don't need an addendum. If it expires then you need an attorney to write the addendum for you to make sure you are adequately covered. You can search for someone on Avvo using the "Find a lawyer" tab or contact your local bar association for a referral. Good luck!

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  • I cant repay my online payday loans have 4... im in ohio

    Ive paid on these loans till broke me an alls I was paying was a refinance fee... I am now outta work do to breaking my back an pelvic an they have been turned over to collections an now im being yold there going to take legal action against me......

    Michelle’s Answer

    They could sue you and get a judgment against you. They would then attempt to collect on that judgment by garnishing your wages or bank account(s), and putting a lien against any real property you might own. If you have nothing - no job, no bank accounts and no property, then they probably won't be able to collect. But they will sure try to collect anyway. Judgments are valid for 5 years and can be renewed, so even if they can't collect now they might try years down the road if your situation has changed, so be prepared for that. Best of luck to you.

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  • Need help with a case against a cell phone carrier

    I am with AT&T cellular. I did an upgrade on a phone that required me to send them my old phone in exchange for new one. They received the phone and said I did not do a factory reset on it. I did do a factory reset. Of course by sending the...

    Michelle’s Answer

    I agree with the previous response. This will be a they said/you said situation and will probably cost you more money, time and effort than they are attempting to charge you.

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  • What are my options?

    My best friend ordered me a cel phone and tablet and for four years I Kept to my part of paying the bill. There were times when the bill would go over 500!! I'd get blamed but I have emails and I paid the bill I used my phone where it logged and w...

    Michelle’s Answer

    I agree with the previous response to get your own phone and disengage yourself from the situation with your friend. Lending/borrowing money is the fastest way to ruin a friendship. If your name is not on the phone/tablet account then the provider cannot hold you legally responsible for amounts owed. However, if you have a verbal agreement with your friend concerning payment terms and you have breached your part of that agreement, your friend could have a small claims case against you. I would try to locate proof of payment for all monies you've given her over the years in case she does file something so you can prove how/when/how much money you've given her. I'm not sure what you mean by "charge you with financial abuse and four years of non-payment" or who has threatened to do that and why. If you can clarify your details you may get better responses. Good luck.

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