I have a deeded, recorded, easement for ingress and egress across my neighbors property. The servient estate has blocked my access through several gates, chained with locks and one electronic. I have threatened abatement (cut chain link lock) bec...
Self help is generally frowned upon and even if your legal theory is correct, you probably don't want to count on the responding law enforcement officer to have a thorough understanding of Oregon property law, your easement agreement, the properties' history and the underlying dispute when he responds to a call that someone has cut a lock and forced his way on to another's property. You should talk with your own attorney about reviewing the specifics of the dispute and your best course of action.See question
Explain what this mhats on this link http://wearechange.org/u-s-supreme-court-says-no-license-necessary-to-drive-automobile-on-public-highwaysstreets/
It means that you went to a conspiracy webpage rather than an attorney to get legal advice. You probably won't be able to sue a website for malpractice. If you want to drive in the United States, you should probably get a driver's license.See question
I have evidence and proof of statements I made about my ex online...I did not lie and can prove it. I need a lawyer. Do I need $25K up front just to get representation? that's what one lawyer quoted me.
First of all "about to sue" is different than "being sued." It's free and easy to threaten litigation. Actually hiring an attorney who will take your case to draft and file a complaint is a different matter. A lot of people do the first one without doing the second. If you haven't received a demand letter from an attorney or a civil complaint served by a process server or sheriff, you might want to simply stop posting things online about your wife and see if this doesn't blow over. If litigation is filed, you will have at least 30 days to hire an attorney to respond.
As for representation, you might want to start by talking to your homeowners' insurance carrier (if you have one) to see if they would have any coverage for you against such claims. If not, then you might still set up a consultation with an attorney, especially if you think her claims of litigation are credible. But I don't know that paying a $25,000 retainer prior to her filing litigation makes a lot of sense just yet.See question
Rented a room, renter made death threats over the phone and the police came at 5 am and removed him at gun point. I was informed that he was just released from mental hospital and is schizophrenic, on probation and bipolar. Do I have to return the...
Sorry to hear of your situation. You do need to provide a security deposit accounting to the former tenant. As to whether the tenant is entitled to any return of the security deposit depends on the condition of the property at the end of the tenancy and any unpaid rent owed to you (or overpaid) based on the written rental agreement and when you knew the property was abandoned. You might also need to provide a notice of abandoned personal property assuming there were items of his left when he vacated. Failure to provide those two documents after the end of the tenancy could result in claims against you for double damages and attorney fees, so it's important to take your responsibilities as a landlord seriously. Any questions, review with your own attorney. Good luck,See question
We live in Oregon and were illegally sub rented a room. We have paid our rent since may until Dec this year when we only paid partial for the electric. But we told the landlord we would be with holding rent until they make repairs to make the home...
If you've been paying your rent to someone other than the landlord, then first of all, certainly the landlord can evict you and the tenant if the tenant didn't actually pay the rent. You might have a defense for the failure to make repairs, but you or the tenant should pay the rent into court if you plan to pursue a defense based on uninhabitability. To go through that process, you'd need to talk with your own attorney about the process and presenting evidence. While you might have a defense to an eviction, you probably cannot bring your claims for damages against the landlord if there's no contract between the two of you and the landlord didn't accept rent from you.
You might have a claim for your contributions to the rent, but it would certainly help your case to have had a written agreement with the tenant/sublessor. Even if the rental agreement didn't allow subletting, that doesn't mean that the sublessor can just pocket your money.
As for pressing charges, you certainly can try. However, a significant delay as well as a subsequent dispute about rent is probably going to make any criminal prosecution difficult if the defendant doesn't confess or there's not significant other evidence of a crime. Good luck,See question
I have been renting a house for 3 months. The other person in the house has been here a year. He is moving out. I would like friend to take his place. The landlord just yesterday asked for $200 increase to our $1000 rent. Can he do that or am I co...
If you're entering into a new rental agreement substituting out co-tenants, then likely the rental increase provisions of Oregon Law don't apply to you. Of course, if your old rental agreement isn't expiring or otherwise being terminated and you don't need a new lease and a new roommate, your landlord could not raise your rent. Good luck,See question
A civil case was thrown out do to improper service. The server is a family memeber and Supposively served them on a day the defendant can prove they were out of town and not available to be served in person; they have receipts for out of town hot...
I'd likely agree with "everyone," that the police/DA won't take this seriously. Even if they do, I can't imagine you'll be arrested without an investigation. If you're contacted by law enforcement with questions, simply tell them that you won't answer questions without your attorney present, then find a criminal defense attorney and follow their advice. If you're still worried, find the attorney first and set up a consultation. Good luck,See question
We've had an easement to a property behind us that was never used as the property was not developed. Recently they built one house on the property and made improvements of the easement without consulting us. Now the roads is not at ground level ...
I'm a little confused as to how a road can be "not at ground level." But beyond that, you're not required to sign any document that you don't agree with. If you and their attorney can't work out a plan that you believe to be fair, then you should talk with your own attorney about the facts and your goals in better detail to review your options and any potential claims you may have against your neighbors. Good luck,See question
I bought a manifactured home this passed summer to be put on my property. Still waiting on permits. The company i bought it from gave me no bill of sale or really any paperwork. One paper just saying i bought home how much i paid and when it suppo...
Without looking at that piece of paper, it's hard to know, but yes at some point they either need to deliver you a manufactured home with good title pursuant to the contract or you need to engage with an attorney to review your documentation and pursue your claims against the seller. Good luck,See question
The people who camp on the other 2 acres get their electric from an extension cord plugged into my home. My landlord says to "go along or get along."
Probably no. You likely have a claim against your landlord and the "neighbors" for violations of the rental agreement. That said, as your landlord points out, your landlord might be inclined to terminate your tenancy agreement or not renew your lease if you're not cooperating with his unreasonable demands. While you might have a defense of retaliation to any attempts to terminate your lease based on not providing electricity to non-tenants, even the best retaliation defense is risky and most people don't like risking their home. If the three parties can work out an agreement with respect to sharing power and bills, you're probably better off. If not, you might want to consult with an attorney regarding your claims.See question