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A person sublet their storage unit illegally with my

a person sublet their storage unit illegally with my personal items in it. Since he has not paid for the unit since last November the Storage Unit company is withholding my items and will not allow me in, Do I have any rights and what process should I pursue, Civil Suit against the storage unit company?JA: PayPal, Debitcard or credit card are all fine.Customer: yesJA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.Customer: CaliforniaJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Went to police department but they said it is here say and could not file a formal report.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: The Storage Unit Company Manager did acknowledge this person has done this to others and admitted this is a breach of contract by subletting.

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I live in Arizona and a renter with a lease that not expired

I live in Arizona and a renter with a lease that not expired until 10/17. My question is that I have a roommate who is not on lease that owes me money for his share. I'm current with landlord but want to know my rights to proceed with him getting evicted. Is there squatter laws in AZ? What are my legal processing option? Please advise.JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: Arizona.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: No. What are my steps.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Not at this time.

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Barrister

Attorney/Landlord/Realtor

Doctoral Degree

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Texas,I rent commercial space to a small loan company month

Texas,I rent commercial space to a small loan company month to month.no written lease. A bugler broke in ,breaking glass panel, and stole some items. Who should pay for the glass. DSJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: TexasJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: YesJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: No

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Dwayne B.

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I recently moved from an apt for being sexually harassed by

I recently moved from an apt for being sexually harassed by another tenant. Landlord emailed me that I have 2 weeks to pay him the remaining 2 months or he will file suit against me.JA: When we are ready I'll take you to the appropriate web page.Customer: This is the second time a tenant was harassing me. The 1st time the tenant approached me from behind in the laundry room and ran his hands up and down my body. I elbowed him in the ribcage. Now he rented to another creep and I just left - I'm tired of harassment.JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: This current situation the man left number on washer. I texted, "washer's empty" assuming whoever left the number wanted to use the washing machine. Then started the barrage of texts, some I saved. I told him to stop several times. When he texted "maybe I should come upstairs and show your boyfriend how to really hit it" I found another place to move. Can the landlord really hold me to this lease when he rents to creeps who bother female tenants INDIANAJA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: no this being the second time - I thought it best to leave. Landlord rents to creeps. Another tenant left a few months ago and another is looking currently.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: that's it

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We own a condo in Niceville,Fl. The management for our condo

We own a condo in Niceville,Fl. The management for our condo has collapsed. They aren't paying the bills. We haven't had statements since Feb. my question is if we can change locks and change management. The current people aren't taking calls or emails.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: My husband just filed with the BBB.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: We're in Pa. so distance is an issue.

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Lucy, Esq.

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Oh boy I need help Let me type this out So, in short, Im

Oh boy I need help Let me type this out So, in short, Im roomates with a person that is leaving in 2 weeks. Weve been roomates for 7 months about. I found out she was living here for free. Theres no signed lease. And the owners of the building dont own the building so technically theyre not landlords though. So When I moved in, it was verbal that I would pay 550 month-to-month for the room. No agreement was ever made with the landlord. Now, she is leaving next week leaving me here with the apartment and I have recorded proof she never provided me with noticeJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?Customer: NYS NYC specificallyJA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?Customer: There is no signed lease on record. No issues aside from poorly constructed windows, no smoke detectors or carbon monoxide detectors in here the primary tenant lives here for free She was grandfathered into the apartment because of some illness and now she claimed that the landlord wanted her out in 2 weeks. However, I have proof thats a lie. She just wanted to leave to go back with her parent. Theres no lease at all under her name.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Im a disabled combat veteran, US Marines Sure!

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Bruce Schreiber

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I'd like to know if person "A" sells their property to

I'd like to know if person "A" sells their property to another individual "B" and "A" leaves their animals (Donkey and several goats) on "B"'s property, who is responsible for the animals (welfare/ safety)? Also can "A" threaten people with arrest if they come on the property to feed the animals?JA: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?Customer: Florida - Alachua county. Today.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Nothing yet. We asked "A" to release 2 of the baby goats into our care as they were deathly ill. He agreed and we were able to get the animals to the Vet clinic for help. One died, but the brother is recouperating/ recovering. I was told by the Vet Clinic both cases were documented as neglect.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I don't think so

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legalgems

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Dad and son are co-owners (Joint Ownership) of a condominium

Dad and son are co-owners (Joint Ownership) of a condominium in Hawaii. Dad has never spent one night in the condo as he lives in WA state. Dad put up the majority of money to buy the condo. Should Dad be responsible for 50% of all expenses (mortgage, insurance, HOA fees, maintenance repairs, and assessments to the property?JA: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state the association is in?Customer: Yes - in Hawaii -----JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Condo has been owed by the two since 2011. Recently a large assessment has be made by the HOA and son is expecting dad to pay 50%JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: Up to this time (since 2011) the son has paid all of these expenses. Now he wants dad to pay half of the large new assessment. Thanks,

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Loren

Juris Doctor

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I recently became a widow and have been getting conflicting

I recently became a widow and have been getting conflicting adivce about filing with a probate court.We rent a house and own nothing of real value.Niether of us have wills.My husband has a credit union account with a balance $25.00. I am not on his account. He has a life insurance pay out of which I an not the benifiary.He had two IRAs, but cashed them out long ago.He has a car loan that has a quite substancial outstanding balance. I am not a co-signer or co-buyer.He does have multiple credit cards. I am not on those accounts.He has accumulated a large amount of medical bills that were always in his name.He had two small life insurance policy which came to a little over $16,000. I was the beneficiary and chose to receive as a lunp sum.Do I have to file anything with a probate court????JA: Have the trust documents been finalized? What are the basic terms?Customer: what are trust documents?JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: When I received his death certificate I notified the renters insurance people and his bank.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: not that I can think of. I have never gone through this before.

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Loren

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