• FirefoxInstall the new Firefox »
  •  
    Renting & Real Estate

    Question

    Is there anything having to do with eviction in the Americans With Disabilities Act?
    My housemate didn't pay rent and my landlord and i have evicted him. He says he has filed in federal court for protection under ADA since he draws SSI for disability. He says he has accused us of conspiracy, however, we have not been served with any paperwork. Can he do this under the ADA?
    a few seconds ago 5 Answers

    Best Answer

    The laws regarding eviction are exactly the same for him. The ADA does not give protection from a lawful eviction. I would not worry about it.
    a few seconds ago

    Other Answers

    • You say, "you have evicted him." Did you obtain a Judgment from the Court? Did you serve Notice on him properly? tread carefully here.. The disabled can be evicted for non payment....just like everybody else...but make sure you did it (or do it correctly)....Filing in federal court costs hundreds of dollars!!!! I think he is just wishing at this point.

      by Paula M - 20 hours ago

    • Probably not. Don't worry about it unless you are served with papers.

      by evilattorney - 20 hours ago

    • He probably doesn't have any basis for the accusation. As long as you have documented everything and haven't treated him differently than any other tenant. Don't worry about it for now but you could always call an attorney and ask the question.

      by Othniel - 20 hours ago

    • He's bluffing. ADA does not protect people who fail to pay rent.

      by reenzz - 20 hours ago

    Recommended Articles

     
     
     
     
    Yahoo Small Business Services