Eviction Defense Attorney
Have you experienced any of the following with your Landlord?
- Constantly called and texted about rent?
- Landlord showing up at your door?
- Landlord using abusive language or profanity?
Fighting for your rights
Has your landlord gone too far? Is your landlord acting illegally, unethically, or inappropriately? To fight back against them, it’s crucial that you know your options.
You may be entitled to compensation for your landlord’s inappropriate actions.
What Is An Eviction?
An eviction is when the landlord forces the tenant to vacate the property.
Can The Tenant Sue The Landlord For Illegal Eviction Actions?
If the landlord has tried illegal actions to evict, such as shutting off water, electricity, gas, changing the locks, or other illegal actions including removing doors and/or windows, restricting access to the property or removing the tenant’s personal property, then the tenant may be entitled to compensation from the landlord. The tenant should contact a lawyer with experience dealing with illegal evictions to assist with suing the landlord.
Yes. The landlord IS allowed to change the locks, remove your belongings, etc. without going to court if you have:
If the tenant can prove the landlord broke the law, the tenant is entitled to an award of the actual damages or three months rent, whichever is greater. The tenant may also be entitled to court costs and attorneys fees. Actual damages are the amounts of money paid as a result of the landlord’s unlawful action. These costs could be hotel stays, hygienic items, clothing, etc. because the tenant was unable to access their belongings.
If the tenant can prove the landlord broke the law more than once through multiple violations, the tenant may be entitled to compensation for each violation. If the damages total under $5,000 the tenant would file the lawsuit in Small Claims Court. If $5,001 – $15,000 the suit would be filed in County Court, and any suit totaling more than $15,000 would be filed in Circuit Court.