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I am sure we all had heard a few landlords did not do any requests repair for the renters, then the renters sued the landlord.
Now, I have this frivolous case to share with you:
If you recalled my earlier post las April, the new tenants asked to reduced the rent after I repaired a few items, e.g. the faucet in the bathroom due to the hard water in the city...etc.
The group told me not to. So I told the tenants I can not reduce the rent.
If they are not happy with this nice comfortable house, they can take the early termination lease. But they did not move.
As a landlord I repaired each request they asked for, I even did many extra: a new stove top microwave, a new garage door opener,...etc...The repairs were normal ...
I just did not know these higher educated tenants turned around sued me for the inconveniences and asked for $20,000 plus fees.
Now, you know, not to repair you got sue, to repair you got sue also.
But, a lawsuit is a lawsuit. I also experienced that small claims court is still for attorneys, it is not a DIY thing for a person like me with no legal training.
Right now, I was told that I need to file a motion to dismiss the case as a frivolous lawsuit. There are so many legal manner that I do not know, I am afraid that I might miss the dead line and/or lose my rights.
Still not sure how to find or hire a decent attorney.
Please share your experiences with the forum.