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  • Can a landlord evict me if I did not include the payment for electricity with my rent?

    I paid my rent on time. My landlord returned the rent money order to me with an eviction notice that includes $70 in late fees for the electricity. There is not a stated due date for the electric bill in my lease nor do I get a bill. Can I refuse ...

    Steven’s Answer

    A lawyer needs to look closely at the lease language dealing with utilities to see how it is worded.

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  • Questions about suing a "friend"/roommate for significant unpaid debts in AZ but she moved to NV

    I made the unfortunate decision to be roommates with a childhood friend. The apartment lease was in both of our names and the utilities were all in mine. Everything was great for a few months but then it turned out she decided she didn't like payi...

    Steven’s Answer

    Mr. Hall is correct. As to collecting on a judgment, your odds are low. However, you can record the judgment in Az and Nevada in anticipation of a time when she does have something.

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  • Should I pursue legal action?

    I hired a company that is registered as Pro Lawns LLC, to install synthetic grass in my back yard. The guy did a really bad job. I had another company come out and give me a quote to fix the first guys mistake. I paid $2600 for the job, and it is...

    Steven’s Answer

    Filing in Small Claims is less than 319 by a lot, and the constable will serve it. But I don't know that you are going to be able to collect any judgment you get, though.

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  • Can I get my refund for unused fitness training sessions package?

    12/16/15 I've decided to commit to the training sessions with my wife' trainer @ 40% discounted rate/family discount/ for 32 sessions: $45/each. I got 4 sessions and then I had 2 late cancellation and 1 non show up. 1/18/16 my wife texted to her a...

    Steven’s Answer

    The fitness center's position does not sound unfair or illegal to me.

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  • How do I know if this can be considered fraud and what my company can do about it?

    My partners and I own a business that is rather humble. We have created a product that larger corporations are trying to emulate. We recently received an email from what we discovered to be an employee of a larger corporation claiming to be with...

    Steven’s Answer

    No fraud yet because you have not relied on her representations.

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  • How do I pay a judgment when I don't know where the creditor (the owner of the house I rented) is?

    I owe damages to the owner of a house I rented due to a default judgment for holding over past the end of my lease. I want to pay the judgment immediately, but I don't know how to contact them. I have only ever dealt with the property management...

    Steven’s Answer

    If you know who the owner's attorney is, that's a good way to go. He can draw up the satisfaction of judgment.

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  • What legal action do I have against a landlord who is trying to kick me out after I already went to court to assess my rent fees

    Moving in to the apartments had instant issues, the apartment wreaked of cat urine, it took them 3 days to get me into another place, no rent adjustment. The leak in the new apartment roof caused me to get sick & they haven't fixed it. The fridg...

    Steven’s Answer

    Lots of issues here. Get a consultation with a landlord-tenant lawyer. There is too much to answer here.

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  • What do I do about an ex-Landlord threatening me? How can I protect myself?

    First, I do have a track history of his messages to my phone and emails to me, but some of our conversations were by voice. My ex-Landlord has been trying to get more money from me. While the carpeting did need replaced, this was true before we...

    Steven’s Answer

    He will have to sue you to get that money. If he is holding your security deposit, see a lawyer. Consider getting a protective order if his harassment gets too bad. Or just stop picking up on his calls.

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  • After moving in, my landlord said I had to extend my lease. Now when I want to honor orig lease, they say I'm breaking it.

    When my fiancé and I moved into our apartment, we signed a 12-month lease that was due to end on 6/30/16. A few months later, we received an email from our landlord, telling us that they had too many leases ending in June, and that we would "have ...

    Steven’s Answer

    You're a little late. Should have talked to an attorney the first time. They couldn't make you extend the lease then, but now that you have done so, you may be stuck with the new lease. See an attorney: there may be some additional factors he/she can work with.

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  • How can I sue my tenant on small claim court who moved from Arizona to Florida?

    My tenant in Arizona , Maricopa county destroyed my property, then has left to Florida. How can I sue her? Can I to file small claim without going to Florida?

    Steven’s Answer

    If the rental house is in Az, you can sue her here. You will have to serve her in Florida.

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