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Karim Shawn Manji

Karim Manji’s Answers

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  • Can a kiosk file a lawsuit against mall tenants specifically the specialty leasing officer for not keeping his word?

    A specialty leasing officer promised a tenant to move him in a different koisk location once a kiosk is available.it was promised that the said tenant would be the priority. But, All of a sudden it was given to some other tenant.

    Karim’s Answer

    As has been said already in the answers, the important things to consider are (1) you would likely need a written agreement whereby you were promised the location at the mall - verbal promise will be very difficult to enforce. (2) If a lawsuit if filed, you would eventually have to prove your damages. At the end of the day, you would have to consider if you want to go through the trouble of litigation and harming your relationship with the mall.

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  • Can my landlord move my belongings without my permission?

    A pipe burst my home and the maintenance was suppose to redo the bathroom and hallway only but they ended up doing the whole kitchen over plus my hallway cabinets. They packed up all my food and belongs in the kitchen and hallway cabinet and put ...

    Karim’s Answer

    It is normally acceptable for a landlord (I am assuming it is an apartment building) to enter the premises to perform repairs and move your belongings by giving notice of repair beforehand, or if it as an emergency, then without notice would be fine. There are usually provisions in your lease regarding landlord's right of entry.

    Notwithstanding, I agree with the other answers that you are fortunate that the repair was done and your belongings were stored for you. If any damage occurred, contact your lender regarding the damage.

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  • Do I need to file a FBN for the name I'd like to use, or can I proceed with a business license as-is?

    I'm looking to make my business legal. The business name I'd like to use is my maiden name with the word events at the end.

    Karim’s Answer

    An FBN would need to be registered with the county, according to the secretary of state website, if:

    The business is a Sole proprietorship doing business under a name not containing the owner’s surname;
    Partnership; or, Corporation doing business under a name other than its legal name.

    This is why other lawyers have brought up incorporating your business, among other reasons.

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  • Can i take my ex boyfriend to court for not paying his half of the bills?

    me and my boyfriend signed a year lease on 2/12/13 he moved out 4/22/13 he refuses to pay his half of the rent i can't afford to pay the whole amount i am on disability. he gave no reason to why he was moving what so ever. what can i do to get him...

    Karim’s Answer

    How much of the rent money does he owe? You will most likely have to take him to small claims court to have him ordered to pay.

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  • Car dealer lied about my income. Bank barly got the loan, can I tell them and cancell.

    Cosigned on a loan, and I only remember signing the paper with my credit score on it. Not the paper with my income. They more than doubled my income. Can I tell the bank ASAP and have then cancell and I can give the car back?

    Karim’s Answer

    Probably wouldn't be that easy. At this point you have had possession of the car, and the bank has issued a loan. Let's say you are able to prove that the dealership misstated your income as double, i'm not sure the bank would cancel the loan and the dealership will let you bring the car back on that basis. once you sign the papers, you're bound by them. If you did not sign the sheet with your stated income, you may have some ground to stand on. To force them to do anything, you might have to file a lawsuit.

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  • What kind of document or paper can I have the tenants sign regarding the back rent and leaving the premises?

    Tenants were serve the summon and complaint for eviction. Tenants called and left me a message asking to withdraw the case. They said they are willing to leave the premises this weekend and also will make arrangements about paying the late rent. P...

    Karim’s Answer

    I would keep the hearing on calendar unless they actually move out before the hearing. You've already filed and served the complaint. Worse case is you withdraw the case, and if they are still in the premises, you have to bring an action again regardless of having documents signed.

    Tell them they have until the hearing date to pay the rent and vacate.

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  • I live in California Am renting a one bed room apartment for 1250.00 + 25.00 a month for my cat Ive had many annoying proplem

    I had city code enforcement out to inspect the unit he red taged it the whole unit is going torn down. Can i sue the landlord and win

    Karim’s Answer

    Sure you can sue if the whole unit is going to be destroyed and your tenancy agreement gives you a right to sue under such circumstances. If your lease in month to month however it wouldn't make sense to sue. If you still have several months remaining on your lease, you may have some rights you can enforce.

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  • Purchased a property from auction. The property is occupied by the the original deed holder. He claims legal rights to the home.

    The man is the original deed holder, however sold his home in 2000 and in 2012 the new owners lost the home in foreclosure. In records its showing foreclosure activity started in 1998 and ended in 2012 but went through several banks first. This ma...

    Karim’s Answer

    It seems you will have to file an unlawful detainer action against him to regain possession of the home. With a valid Notice of Trustee's Sale in hand and accompanying documents such as the deed, you can have him removed from your property.

    Offering cash for keys is nice of you but if you have rightfully bought the property from an auction, you are under no obligation to negotiate with him. I recommend filing the unlawful detainer.

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  • Business owner looking to safeguard assets from lawsuits

    Well established business owner is looking to safeguard assets from potential lawsuits. More than 50% of my revenue comes from paid advertising. My concern is one of my employees would make a mistake with one of our advertisers that they look to ...

    Karim’s Answer

    As mentioned, you can transfer property to a trust and protect your business by incorporating. Also thought I would mention that tort claims such as negligence are bankruptcy proof as well. A plaintiff can always try to claim your transfer of property to a trust was fraud, and can also seek to remove the safeguard of incorporation under certain circumstances. You're probably going to have to fight off the potential lawsuit the best you can.

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  • Should a stipulation and agreement signed by the judge be enough documentation for Freddie Mac to approve a loan modification?

    A stipulation and agreement was made awarding the house to me. It was signed by the judge. I am in the process of getting a loan modification. My ex-wife will not sign the modification documents but isn't required to so long as the house is goi...

    Karim’s Answer

    I would suggest asking the court for an order declaring the house belongs to you (vs. a stip/agreement) and/or an order mandating her to sign the inter-spousal deed. I hope things worked out for you or you were able to get an extension on providing documents to Freddie Mac. Best of luck.

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