My landlord is harassing me, what should I do?
Google your state LL/tenant laws and privacy rights of tenants. First of all, your rent is DUE on the FIRST and LATE after the 5th. Pay on time and avoid being spiteful and escalating the situation. You have to deal with this person for the life of the lease, so why make it more of a problem? She may be having financial problems and your actions are worsening her situation, who knows. Just pay your rent when due and be a good, quiet tenant. Send her a nice, businesslike letter, stating that you have never paid late (except this month), will pay your rent when due, you are sorry for the situation this month. State that you will only deal with her, as owner and manager, unless you have it in writing that some one else is managing the property, because it is just too confusing. Also request politely that she NOT share your contact and personal information with any other persons. Be friendly and polite and businesslike and keep a copy.
by chatsplas - an hour ago
Document, document, document. Make sure you document every conversation you can with her and if you can keep phone record that will prove the calls were made even better. No, she can not threaten you to take you to court before she has served you with a 3 days to pay or quit (days might be different in every state) she has to show this to the court or else it will be dismissed because she has to at least give you an opportunity to pay. If the property management has changed she has to give you a letter letting you know where the check needs to be mailed if you do not get this letter I would continue paying whomever my lease says to pay. Keep all receipts, this seems like a court case ready to happen so just make sure you cover yourself.
by EN+CE - an hour ago
First of all NEVER retaliate to the landlord! Not paying till the 6th CAN get you evicted. She was wrong to harass you & be rude but that did not give you any right to pay the rent late. She can threaten anything she wants to that does not make it so. She cannot take any legal action until you are actually late. So you gave her ammunition when you were indeed late out of retaliation. If this had gone to court you would be just as wrong as she was. You could have avoided most of this by paying on time. Before paying rent to anyone but the landlord, you need something in writing from the mother & the landlord clearly stating this change. If you pay it to the mother & it was not authorized by her then that can get you evicted as well. IF anyone else gets involved again simply tell them you are not going to pay anyone different & will not talk to any one but the landlord until you have something signed by all parties.
by Wildcat - an hour ago
call the police.
by ted j - an hour ago
1-landlord is an idiot 2- you don't need to talk to anyone but landlord 3-any changes in property mgmt should be given in writing to you along with instruction on where to send future rent checks 4-evictins require a written notice and probably has to be filed with court system, THEN you have at least 30 days from the date of the eviction notice are you still with in the first 12 months of a lease or are you month-to-month at this point does the lease say anything about evictions or anything else if you are more than 6 days late except for the late fee? - I doubt they could even legally evict you unless you were at least 30 days behind in the rent - if that was the case, why would they put a late fee penalty in the lease? - that makes no sense
by Zarg222 - an hour ago
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