I need advice!!! Ok back in January my contractor hit an electrical wire that is 7inches below ground. (I looked up and by law it needs to be 18inch-24inches) it took out the massage parlor lights out. Cost me thousands dollars to get it fix took ...
Your situation is somewhat complicated. I am not certain what "law" you are quoting regarding the required depth of electrical wires buried in the ground. However, California Government Code section 4216.2 requires any person to contact the local "Call Before You Dig" center at least two working days before starting to dig, even with a shovel. Therefore, your contractor may be liable to you for your losses. In addition, if the required permits were not obtained before starting the work, the local code enforcement agency may fine you, the contractor, and/or the land owner and require that the work be torn out. Lastly, do you have a written lease? If so, does it permit or contemplate you digging on the property? Does the lease recite that you inspected the property before you leased it and found it suitable to your use of it? Depending on what the lease says, the land owners liability may be affected.
You have too much at stake to attempt to get sufficient advice from a public website. You should consult with a local real estate lawyer immediately.
I just discovered my sublet, a garage apartment, is an illegal unit by California/Local county standards. My landlord has unlawfully entered my apartment without notice for no reason, and denies this claim. I do not have physical evidence to prove...
You need to speak with a tenant's lawyer. By renting you an illegal unit without telling you that it was illegal, your landlord engaged in fraud. You may be able to get back some or all of the rent you paid.See question
I have been renting my so called friends house for over 2 1/2 years. February 22 or so she was harassing me over assessor. To see what needs to be fixed in house. Finally I said okay. February 25 the assessor came over looked at the house. Feb...
A notice terminating a tenancy must be in a writing may only be delivered by certain methods. By text is not one of those methods. The requirements for the notice and how to serve it can be found in California Civil Code section 1946. However, you may not want to tell this to your landlord because she would then know how to do it properly. Until she does give you proper notice, the 60-day clock has not started.
Even once the 60-day have run out, the landlord must file an eviction lawsuit (called an unlawful detainer or "UD"), have you served with court papers, and eventually win the lawsuit, before you can be evicted. Only the sheriff or marshal can evict you. It is illegal for her to lock you out.
Unfortunately, you are liable to pay rent for the time you are living there, even during the 60-day notice period. However, if you were to stop paying rent, the landlord would have to serve you with a 3-day notice to pay rent or quit (move out) and go through the whole court procedure if you did not pay or move out.
You should speak with a tenants' lawyer about your rights.
Iam aware I will need to have a proof of service when mailing the response to the request of Admissions from the plaintiff . But whats the response format. Do I just type it up or have to have it stamped by the court ?
The requirements for the format of legal documents are mainly found in the California Rules of Court, in the sections starting with "3.xx." The requirements regarding the content of responses to discovery are found in the Discovery Act, located in the Code of Civil Procedure.
I strongly recommend that you immediately speak with and experienced attorney regarding this litigation. Unless one is an experienced litigation attorney, he or she is not capable of effectively conducting litigation. By attempting to represent yourself in this matter, you may be exposing yourself to having a judgment entered against you for tens of thousands of dollars or more.
Approximately 6/2008 a foreclosure notice caused my friend to leave his home. It was dead bolted by the lenders rep. A few months later B of A had the home put it on the market ( i have proof of the listing) It expired after 6 months. The MAIN pr...
Your friend needs to hire a lawyer. If he was not aware of the lawsuit against him, he may be able to get the judgment vacated. Even if the judgment cannot be vacated, there are ways to protect earnings and assets from levy. However, this is not something that can be adequately addressed on a public website.See question
My and I purchased a house while being married, my name was not put on the deed because of poor credit at the time. Her mother co-signed for the house and therefore her name and my wife's name are both on the deed, but not mine. I have been payin...
This is a family law issue. I've change the type of case to family law.
You need to speak with a family law attorney immediately and before you do anything.
My assignment is to work with clients onsite and when I am not with them, I can work remotely. I love traveling and experiencing the beautiful nature over the weekends. For that reason I would like to change place / state every few months. -------...
This is an immigration law question, not a litigation question. I have changed the designation.See question
I live in San Diego, California. My 10 year old son fell in the apartments that we live in. He slipped in the bathroom. Our sink was completely broken. I let the manager know and they did not come soon. It took them about three months to fix it. W...
Talk to a personal injury lawyer immediately. Do not talk to the apartment company or their insurance representatives. Do this now!See question
My landlord evicted me. During the process, we came to a settlement agreement, whcih stipulated, among other things, that they would remask and/or dismiss the case against me once I vacated the premises. They did NOT and now I have an eviction o...
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I signed a stipulated settlement agreement that included a cash payout. Within 45 days, I discovered that the amount I accepted was FAR short of what a reasonable tenant would normally accept, and far below the average amount paid to tenants in r...
You need to speak with a tenants' lawyer IMMEDIATELY. If you do not move to set aside the judgment entered against you, you will be evicted. You also need to speak with a tenants' lawyer about your rights to set aside the agreement you signed. This is not something you can effectively handle by posting questions on a public website.See question