4 years ago we purchased a 1 acre parcel located in the country outside of Spokane. The property had three houses on it and we purchased the house which was built by our elderly neighbor built by her and her husband in 1962. Another family lived...
I agree with the previous answer and you need to read the easement language and see if commercial use is contemplated or restricted. You can also talk with planning and development as doggy day care is a kennel and kennels require permits and business licenses.See question
I OWN ABOUT 5 ACRES OF LAND OUTSIDE OF THE CITY LIMITS. LATELY I HAVE BEEN GETTING CALLS ABOUT PEOPLE USING DRUGS AND CAMPING THERE. THE SHERIFF HAD POSTED NO TRESPASSING SIGNS FOR ME BUT IT HAS NOT HELPED. ALSO THE SHERIFF HAS SAID THAT HE IS LOW...
I sadly agree with the previous answer. The problem is all to common you could hire a security service to drive by and contact the individuals off a few times a day and remove with law enforcment them if necessary.See question
With an 84% owner occupancy the board/management's excuse of too few owner occupied units is no longer valid? David Danback
You can try and see what they say now that the ratio is acceptable. Bear in mind they are non-paid board members and nobody wants to fill out paperwork.See question
I've been living in a homeowner's home in the backyard in my RV for one year renting a spot I hook up to Water and Power he has giving me a two weeks notice to move and threatens to shut off my water and power if I do not vacate at the end of the ...
You are entitled to 20 days notice before the end of the month RCW 59.18.200 (1) (a) linked below . However if the space is not legal , ( it sounds unlawful) you may want to hire a lawyer as the onwer has rented an unlawful dwelling you may have some relief under
You need to check with code enforcement to see if RV's can be used for residential rentals.
What should you do? You want to file a lawsuit against a person who is judgment proof. This person gives part of his social security money to his adult children, because he knows that the courts can’t order him to give up social security money. Th...
I agree with the previous answer and it is a waste of time. If the debtor is concealing assets supplemental proceedings will sometime shake things loose once in a while, but you are betting a long shot with your legal fees, costs and judgment principal. The following is just some generic information for creditors who inadvertently decided they could be a lender or are just owed money.
The key to successful collections is information about a “way to go” from the debtor.
The debtor's income stream from wages or contracts needs to be legally intercepted before the debtor gets his or her hands on the money, or after the debtor puts the money in the bank. From contractual writs, to bank writs, attachments, to wage garnishments are all normal points in the income stream that may be intercepted, extreme points are forced sale of assets like a sheriff’s sale.
Bear in mind that if the debtor is eligible for protection under bankruptcy law that is their “get out of jail free card” and can be played when eligible and you will have to pay back anything that you obtained from 90 days prior. An interesting issue is always the age of the account and fresher is better; when the debt hits the statute of limitations you are done. Never wait to collect because the statistical percentage of recovery drops drastically between day 59 and day 90 past the due date.
Once you have a judgment and you can transcribe the judgment into the jurisdiction where the debtor lives or works you can collect.
If you have a judgment you can conduct supplemental proceedings or a debtor’s examination, or in the alternative, you can send interrogatories to the debtor. Supplemental Proceeding are mandatory and if the debtor ignores the summons, you may be able to get an order of contempt or a bench warrant with the bail set at the amount of the judgment.
If you suspect the debtor has transferred assets subsequent to your judgment or claim and you can prove it, you may have recourse under the Uniform Fraudulent Transfers Act if the act was adopted by your state or the debtor’s state or where the assets are located.
You can also turn your account over to licensed and bonded collection agency for about half of the proceeds or hire a collection lawyer to work the account for a time or a percentage, usually half or less.
I mainly practice in San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom Counties in Washington State and you should talk with agencies and lawyers in the debtor’s area.
You can search the Avvo web site under the Find a Lawyer tab, or call your local attorney's Bar Association and ask for a referral to an attorney near you. But always remember to act quickly because for every legal right you have, there is only a limited amount of time to actually file a lawsuit in court or your rights expire (it's called the statute of limitations), so don't waste your time getting to an attorney and finding out what your rights are. If this answer was helpful, please give a “Vote Helpful” review below. Please be sure to indicate the best answer to your question so we can all be sure we are being helpful. Thanks for asking and Good Luck
I have a multifamily rental and parking is tight. Can I charge for the spaces that I am required per the zoning to provide, and if so are there limits?
I would say it depends on your lease. There is no "right to park" in the landlord tenant act, that I have seen. Parking charges, permits and spaces are allowed. Bear in mind it will need to be very carefully worded . If you already have tenants , you can't change the terms after you sign a lease.See question
My question is whether or not it is MANDATORY for the prevailing party of a default judgment to serve a copy of the signed judgment that was signed at trial in small claims court when the defendant failed to appear I do not have their forwarding a...
The fact the judgement is a default ,means no answer was filed and there is no requirement that copy be mailed to a non-responsive party, unless a notice of appearance has been filed.
see section 7 for the rules, you should also look at your local court rules as well.
I've managed avoiding process servers for a while, but now, they are showing up at my place of work. It's nerve-racking! I'm not sure if I should wait to be formally served or call the collector and try to settle... I would prefer not having to go...
I agree 100% with Ms. Bunce. The process server is not the enemy only a messenger. Additional costs can be added to your judgement and a judge may approve additional charges and the creditor will be less inclined to settle with a big bill to the service company.See question
No longer on my credit but they are still holding it.
What are they holding? If it is your license then contact the court and ask the court to pull it from collections.
Use Avvo Advisor for a review of your paperwork and a written chronological summary. GUIDELINES FOR DEALING WITH AN AGENCY. If your debt is to the government like the IRS or for Child Support or taxes, the rules will be different and you will need a local lawyer.
1. Keep a DETAILED LOG OF ALL CALLS AND LETTERS AND A PAPER FILE of all information. Because persistent violations of the FDCPA are punishable by statutory fines and attorney’s fees under federal law, but you need evidence.
2. Make a WRITTEN DEMAND that all further communications under 15 USC 1692 (c). The letter should also contain a dispute of the validity of the charges and include a demand for a complete accounting with signatures, and all contents of their file.
The creditor then has 30 days to reply and may not take any action until the validation has been sent. This may be motivation for the collector to work your account when they get file from the original creditor and pressure from the original creditor to collect.
3. DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION because that is how collectors decide on which accounts to recommend suing. Remember they may not tell the truth and will say just about anything to get a payment from you and that payment reaffirms the debt, gives them information about you and your bank and ability to pay.
4. If you are going to make payments use money orders only and never personal checks, wire transfers, money grams, or “check by phone.” If the collector finds a bank account, the collector may recommend a lawsuit.
5. Collections are negotiable; the original creditor has given up and is losing up to 50% on the face value already either by splitting any return or selling at a huge discount. Also, the costs of a lawsuit although discounted still are a factor in the decision to settle with you. If you are going to settle mark the check “settled-in-full” at the very top back of the check and include a letter explaining that you are offering a settlement, keep copies of everything.
6. Get WRITTEN CONFIRMATION OF ANY PAYMENT PLAN THE AGENCY WILL ACCEPT before making a payment.
7. Specify IN WRITING THAT ALL PAYMENTS SHALL BE APPLIED TO PRINCIPLE first.
8. Never send money or provide access to your bank or credit card in response to threatening telephone calls or emails you receive claiming that you owe a debt.
9. NEVER GIVE ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION, such as social security number, credit card, or bank account information to any individual, website, or company without first verifying their identity and license status.
10. Check that the agency is PROPERLY LICENSED to conduct business in your state.
DO NOT use a PAID debt settlement service; most of them are scammers.
Debt validation template
Then after your dispute has been sent go to www.annualcreditreport.com to obtain a free copy of your credit report from all three bureaus and see if the dispute is noted on the account, if not see a consumer protection lawyer at once.
Look for a qualified consumer protection attorney for a consultation:
Act quickly because for every legal right you have, there is only a limited amount of time to actually file a lawsuit in court or your rights expire (statute of limitations)
In Washington “Verify a License” at DFI’s website at www.dfi.wa.gov. to see if the collector is licensed or not. Washington collection agency complaint form: http://www.dol.wa.gov/forms/600006E.pdf Washington statute regulating collection agencies: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=19.16 Consumer rights in Washington: http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/collectionagency...
I was a minor at the time and wasn't even aware of a court date. It is 2017 this happened in Anchorage, AK can they still have my license suspended all these years later...I now live in Seattle, WA
Until you pay or the judgment expires they can hold your licence. Go to the Department of Licensing and try to get a license and then you will have more information. In Washington the suspension would be for ten years and then another ten if the judgment was properly renewed.See question