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  • Is there anybody out there that will take my case against my old apartment management? I know i have a case

    Legal aid helped me resolve an evicting regarding me holding rent pending repairs and then another eviction they tried to file for an animal that was in lease. In my opinion retaliation. Now they have sent me a bill for 1400 bucks ands they are ...

    Robert’s Answer

    If the question is simply "where do you find a lawyer" there's a "Find a Lawyer" tab above. Or you can call the Oregon State Bar Lawyer Referral Service. Or ask legal aid if there's someone they'd recommend if they can't/won't represent you further.

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  • Can my police report be withheld?

    Two months ago my house received a noise complaint and a citation in my name was issued for unlawful amp use. I planned on fighting it since it is becoming an issue with the police coming to our house when we are being really reasonable and they'v...

    Robert’s Answer

    I don't handle much criminal law, but I have appeared in Corvallis Municipal Court a few times. Your lawyer, once you get one appointed will get a copy of all the police evidence, including the citation and police report from the DA. I suppose you can go without one and get a report yourself. But having the report in front of you still isn't going to tell you whether you should do next. You're going to want a lawyer for that. So why skip that step?

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  • How can a salon owner out of the blue give a booth renter a typed up 30 day notice that really was only 29 days ? After 9 yrs ?

    Booth renter/me been there 9 years have my own room . Salon owner doing all kinds of adjustments to salon wich in tails moving me completely out of my Room wich I've completely got decked out because I'm a Nail tech to a cubby hole where is right ...

    Robert’s Answer

    If you have a written lease agreement, that should answer some of your questions, but generally, if you're a month-to-month commercial tenant, your landlord can give you a 30 day written termination notice to end your tenancy. It doesn't sound like your landlord did that correctly, and so won't be able to evict you. You should probably talk with your own attorney to discuss your goals, leverage, strategy, and what to do if she attempts to evict you or forcibly remove you. But long term, your landlord doesn't need to let you stay and if you don't think that you can patch things up, then you should probably start looking for a new place.

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  • Can a landlord refuse a request to withdraw a 30 day notice to vacate if they haven't signed a lease with a new tenant?

    My 1-year lease ends on the 31st of this month. I gave a 30 day notice to vacate because I was buying a house. Two weeks from the notice, the sale fell through and I requested to withdraw my notice. The landlord said they have accepted someone's a...

    Robert’s Answer

    If you can't privately work something out with your landlord, then the answer is probably no.

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  • Can I purchase one person's share of a property?

    A property is owned by four people equally. One person would like to sell his 25% share in the property to me. The other three people do not object to this. Can this be done simply with a quit claim deed?

    Robert’s Answer

    Mr. Oberholtzer is exactly right. You can do it, but there's too many reasons to list that you probably shouldn't without a more formalized agreement between all of the co-owners as to what happens next. If you're still not yet convinced that this is a bad idea, you should at least sit down with your own attorney. Your attorney will either talk you out of it or be able to better understand your goals and how and whether they can be accomplished. Good luck,

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  • How do I sue them?

    A representive of a credit card company came in and said he was from my bank and needed to replace my credit card machine in order to be in compliance with the new law. (they would no longer to be able to use magnetic strips) He put in the new m...

    Robert’s Answer

    Your desire to sue someone doesn't really explain how you were damaged by this conduct. Did you not want the new machine? Not agree or receive the new terms? Did the new machine not work or not work in the way you expected it to? Come with additional charges that you weren't aware of? Electronic signatures may be valid to bind you to agreements, but that depends upon, among other things, the "context and surrounding circumstances, including the parties conduct." http://www.oregonlaws.org/ors/84.013. Depending on your damages, you might want to speak with your own attorney, or perhaps you'd get what you're looking for talking to the customer service department or going up the chain of the vendor and his employer.

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  • How can the owner sell without the mobile being removed?

    Have a piece of property in Jackson Co Oregon. Has a house that is rented and a mobile home that the owner lives in. The mobile was placed under a hardship clause. The renters want to buy the property but their lender says the mobile has to be re...

    Robert’s Answer

    Sorry, but if the new owners don't/won't qualify for the hardship to be extended, then the manufactured home has to be removed. If the mobile home has enough value and can be moved, you might be able to sell it to a park. Talk to a local real estate agent who deals in manufactured parks for other ideas.

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  • Can my landlord keep my RV for being late on payment on my lot space

    I'm late paying for this month's rent and less than half of last month and my landlord put a lock on my trailer so we weren't able to move it after giving us an eviction notice. Is he able to do that so he could keep my RV just in case of non-paym...

    Robert’s Answer

    If he's only leasing you the land and not the RV, then absolutely no, he cannot repossess the RV. Even if he is leasing or financing the RV, my guess is that no, he can't just repossess it, especially if it's your current residence. Either way, talk to your own attorney immediately about the details.

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  • Can we still refuse to accept checks from this customer even though eight years has gone by since the NSF checks were written?

    I have a customer that wrote two NSF checks to us eight years ago. We have now switched companies and the credit manager is still trying to hold this against the customer. The customer is not happy with the situation and we may lose their business...

    Robert’s Answer

    I agree with Mr. Stevens. This is a business question, not a legal question. You can make things as hard as you'd like on your customer, and they can respond as they see fit.

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  • Do we both have to sign the promissory note? and can she do that leave one tenant of a legal document? thank you for your time

    my boyfriend and i have come into finacial difficulty due to job loss. we have lived in our home for six years. we are behind on our rent by 1500.00 my landlord wants me to sign a promissory note. she made the note out with just my name on it and ...

    Robert’s Answer

    There's nothing requiring your landlord to make both of you sign a promissory note and I don't see any benefit to the two of you to have both your names stuck on a debt. Of course, if you're worried about him leaving you alone on the hook for this debt, then you might want to make sure you have your own written agreement with your boyfriend or reconsider your choice of partners.

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