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Nicholas C. Zales

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  • I would like to know what the requirements are regarding the condition of a rental property before a tenant moves in?

    I am renting a condo for $2000+ per month. The surface condition looked ok, when I went to look at it before the previous renter vacated, but after moving in, I am finding the dirt & filth to be rather disgusting & unacceptable! Nothing was clean...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Your complaints do not sound petty to me. I would document all these problems at the very least. For that kind of money, you should have received a truly clean condo.

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  • What type of attorney do I need?

    October 2013 we had a house fire. I was under going chemo and was experiencing memory problems & my doctor provided my insurance company a letter stating this. The insurance company had a 3rd party company do our personal property inventory. A lot...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    You need an attorney who focuses on bad faith insurance claims. There are plenty of them. It is not my area, but wish you Good luck! If you get no answer here, Google it.

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  • Cricket changed its policy AFTER I bought a phone

    I bought a phone around 5 months ago and on that time they said they will unlock it. now they changed the policy to be 6 months and when I asked for an unlocking code, they told me their system does not allow it since it has not been 6 months yet....

    Nicholas’s Answer

    That's a tough one. You might try keep complaining and go higher up the level of command. That or I have heard of hacks on the Internet to unlock phones.

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  • Complained to property management company about service then received a notice of a non-renewed lease. Retaliation?

    I complained about a neighbors exercise equipment above our unit 10 months ago and was strung along by the property manager saying that they told the tenants multiple times to stop using the equipment. After 10 months of them continuing to use th...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    You should contact Randy Enochs about this. http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/53202-wi-randy-enochs-1510014.html

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  • Can I take my roommate to small claims court for withholding a utility bill?

    This is a rental property in a college town. My name is the one on the all the bills, including the city fees we receive every three months. During January I had a car accident and was unable to travel to the rental property and its city to pay ut...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    Of course you may bring an action in small claims court. The Wisconsin Supreme Court website has all the forms and instructions you need. I have provided a link to them below. But first I would contact the city and make sure they do not shut off your water. Good luck!

    http://www.wicourts.gov/forms1/circuit/ccform.jsp?FormName=&FormNumber=&beg_date=&end_date=&StatuteCite=&Category=38

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  • Is it illegal to not pay someone after they have worked?

    I was not payed for 32 hours on my last pay stub (week of dec 14) i was only deposited $1 and it has almost been a month. Ive contacted them several times and they seem to just send me off.

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    http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dwd/default_individuals.htm I would go to this web site and file a complaint. Of course a person is entitled to be paid for work performed. Good luck!

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  • I took my car to a auto shop last weekend. They ruined my car.

    I took my car to an auto shop last weekend, Today they call and say the engine wont start. I called them and they informed me that after they replaced the clutch and went to start it it "backfired" and now the engine wont start at all. When the cl...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    That is unfortunate and maddening. I would contact a consumer protection lawyer in the Madison area. This page will get you going on that. Good luck !

    https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=consumer%20protection%20lawyers%20madison%20wi

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  • Is your case closed after filing praecipe judgment non pros ?

    I appealed MDJ landlord tenant , landlord was suppose to file a claim . He didn't so I served him with ten day notice that I would be filing praecipe judgment non pros ,but instead of filing complaint ,he filed emergency eviction . I waited the te...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    I do not know Pennsylvania law. But I would surely show up on the 20th and make that argument to the court.

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  • What is the statue of limitations to file an appeal for a child taken by CPS under false grounds or appeal a judges decision?

    My sisters children were taken and placed with our mother for child neglect. She had another daughter years later and when the child protective services found out they took her daughter from the hospital. Days later they came out to inspect my mot...

    Nicholas’s Answer

    The time for appealing any judge's decision is governed by statutes. You could either google it or call a family law attorney who does appeals. Many do. I would act quickly, as in today. The time for an appeal is often quite short and if you miss it you may not be able to appeal at all. Good luck!

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  • Can we get out of contract with Guardian Protection since we had to sell home we could not afford? What can we do?

    We bought a new home in Florida the builder recommended Guardian Protection. We were new to being snow birds. We stayed in Wisconsin at a campground for the summer. We thought it would be a good idea being so far away. But we could not afford the...

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    You could simply stop paying and see what they do.

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