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  • Do I have a legal argument to stay?

    Lived in this rental for over a year now. Always paid my rent on time and taken care of the acre of property less one month when my weed eater and mower were broken. I've gone days with out heat during the winter when the electric pump went out, w...

    Robert’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Parks, and as a practical matter, there's no upside to you telling your landlord that they've made a mistake on the notice unless you want them to immediately send you a correct termination notice. As for your other issues, the details are a little thin to provide you with much advice other than to talk to your own attorney before the (likely) defective notice expires.

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  • Can u be locked out of a storage unit if up to date on payment

    Late on payment but is payed up know

    Robert’s Answer

    Assuming this a self-storage lot, ORS 87.691 and the rest of the Oregon Self Storage Act provide the steps a landlord must take before foreclosing a self-storage lien. http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/87.691 If you received a written notice of foreclosure and paid the amount owed, your landlord should release the lien and give you access to the property. If you and your landlord can't work this out, you should talk with your own attorney.

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  • Do sellers have to disclose problems with a private road that you have an easment for, if your expected to pay for the problem?

    We just purchased a home and found out from the neighbors at a meeting that now we are expected to pay the cost of an existing problem. Nothing is recorded at the title company.

    Robert’s Answer

    Probably it should be included on the seller's property disclosure form, if actually known to the sellers. Of course, without knowing much more about the dispute, it's hard to know what liability you have to the neighbors or what liability your seller has to you. If you, the neighbors, sellers, and real estate agents can't come up with a workable solution, you should bring all the facts to consult with your own attorney.

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  • What are my rights?

    I took a sublet that the tenant wasn't supposed to sublease and received a 24 hr notice to vacate. Now they're summoning me to court and have allegations against my dog that he charged her while posting the 10th letter on my door which is a lie

    Robert’s Answer

    It's a little unclear what's happening, but yes, if you sublet a property without the original landlord's permission or violated the original lease by bringing in a pet, the landlord can evict you upon proper notice. Whether that's been done here, and whether the "lie" you refer to changes things any is impossible to tell without more details. If you've being evicted, you should talk with your own attorney immediately.

    Good luck,

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  • Can I sell a portion of my house?

    I'd like to keep on living in my neighborhood, but my house is a bit big for me. I would like to sell off a few rooms-- a bathroom, a kitchen, and two bedrooms all on the same floor, to someone who may not be able to buy the whole house. Can I t...

    Robert’s Answer

    Very, very unlikely and even if you could, it would almost certainly be a bad idea anyway.

    It would seem much simpler to rent out those rooms.

    Of course, neither renting or selling is rent free. Talk to a realtor, property manager, or attorney about your specific goals.

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  • What can I do to stop my landlord from shutting off my utilities, and basically harassing me ?

    My land lord posted a 72 hr notice on my motor home door on July 15th stating I had to pay rent plus late fee of $50 by Monday July 18th. On Sunday night when I got home he had the manager of the rv park disconnect my power. I reconnected it and ...

    Robert’s Answer

    Your landlord screwed up and it doesn't look like he's in any danger of stopping unless you get help. Go talk to your own attorney now.

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  • What can I do about this

    I got a mhco form 42 saying I have a 72hour notice to vacate for non payment of rent this is the first time I have been later it was mails via regular mail on the 13 of July. the dead line is the 21 of July and this is the first 72hour notice. we...

    Robert’s Answer

    If you pay the rent (and any late fee set forth in your lease), you should be fine. Continue paying rent on time. The notice is simply to let you know that if rent isn't paid you'll be evicted. If there's a question about whether your landlord received the rent, you should either keep a proof of payment (like a canceled check) or ask for a receipt.

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  • I gave my credit card info to a company yesterday that turns out to be scammers. Can I have my credit card company cancel it?

    I was contacted yesterday by Yorkshire Acquisition Group about a Chevron credit card debt from 2002 of about $350.00. I didn't know of the debt until recently and they threatened to garnish wages to recover $6,000 to cover fees. They said I could ...

    Robert’s Answer

    It does sound like a scam. It's usually not cost-effective to sue to recover funds from scammers. Call your credit card company immediately and let them know what happened and see if they can stop or reverse the $1000 charge from going through. You should also make a report with the Oregon Department of Justice, who may be able to bring criminal actions or take other steps to keep this from happening again. https://justice.oregon.gov/consumercomplaints/OnlineComplaints/OnlineComplaintForm/en

    Then don't talk to the scammers any more or send them any more money.

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  • How do I evict my ex?

    My girlfriend live in my house with me for many years, I own outright w no mortgage. We split utilities, but no written agreement and no rent. We broke up and I want her to move out. No cause eviction notice, but what if shes not a tenant?

    Robert’s Answer

    You can still give her a no-cause 60 day written notice. It's probably the cleanest and easiest way to force her out. If there are other considerations--for instance abuse, children, or other financial or complicated entanglements--or if you expect that she won't leave when the notice expires and you'll need to evict her, then you should talk with your own attorney.

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  • Can I be bound to a lease agreement even though I ended up not meeting the requirments to move into the apartment.

    I was in the process of taking over a lease from the current tenant and the leasing office reviewed my application they basically said everything looks good and allowed the current tenant to sign the release paperwork and asked me to come to the o...

    Robert’s Answer

    If you were renting the property, you would still owe rent for the time you were (are?) there, notwithstanding the fact that you and your landlord didn't (won't?) be continuing a lease in your name. Even if the landlord never signed the lease, you still will owe rent.

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