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frivolous lawsuit (by alice [TX]) Nov 16, 2023 12:28 AM
       frivolous lawsuit (by plenty [MO]) Nov 16, 2023 5:27 AM
       frivolous lawsuit (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Nov 16, 2023 6:05 AM
       frivolous lawsuit (by Bonanza [NC]) Nov 16, 2023 6:27 AM
       frivolous lawsuit (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Nov 16, 2023 7:44 AM
       frivolous lawsuit (by MC [PA]) Nov 16, 2023 7:45 AM
       frivolous lawsuit (by Ken [NY]) Nov 16, 2023 9:04 AM

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frivolous lawsuit (by alice [TX]) Posted on: Nov 16, 2023 12:28 AM

Here are the latest stories, if you care to read and have a good advices to share with this forum.

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.

frivolous lawsuit (by plenty [MO]) Posted on: Nov 16, 2023 5:27 AM

I prepared with a timeline and only facts. And pictures. In my case I was found to be in favor of the courts. I did not speak much. And the tenant rambled on and on. And I agree, ya just endure the process and it's emotional and I missed some sleep. Sorry you are going thru this, hang in there. Following.

frivolous lawsuit (by Mapleaf18 [NY]) Posted on: Nov 16, 2023 6:05 AM

I would research it on the internet. I have an upcoming case that I need to file regarding the disposal company that hit and destroyed my DH's work van in which we got reimbursed maybe a third of the expenses from our ins company.

No lawyer will touch the case for me because the amount is too small but yet it is more than they allow here in small claims court. My insurance company will not go after the offending party because they just don't want to bothe.

By the way New York state has the lowest small claims court threshold in the entire nation other than Kentucky which is absolutely mind-boggling because New York state is a very expensive place to live usually.

I found out that personal property lawsuits here are under the statute of limitations of 3 years so I will be starting my Pro Se lawsuit against the disposal company next month.

frivolous lawsuit (by Bonanza [NC]) Posted on: Nov 16, 2023 6:27 AM

Sounds like someone's lease won't be renewed.

frivolous lawsuit (by Ray-N-Pa [PA]) Posted on: Nov 16, 2023 7:44 AM

Your local county should have a bar association. You want an experienced attorney specializing in litigation.

I would encourage you to review your move in orientation process and what your lease says. Is water quality addressed? It sounds like these folks are not happy with the public water. They are allowed not to be happy, but they are also allowed to lease a water softener too.

I am not a huge fan of class A rentals. Class As are typically rented to attorneys, bankers and doctors. They tend to want things done THEIR way only. Instead, my class B tenants tend to be easier to work with. What is a class B tenant? They are the ones that could wear a tie on the job. A class C place is a place where the folks have a blue collar job. Class D folks don't have a job and in a class F place the folks don't know what a job is. Class C and Bs places have staying power along with solid income.

frivolous lawsuit (by MC [PA]) Posted on: Nov 16, 2023 7:45 AM

Sounds like ypu need to talk to a LL group in your state. You went above what you needed to do with giving new this and new that. Not sure how you will turn a profit. Sit in liars court for a few days and see how things go. Observe the judge and how he rules.

frivolous lawsuit (by Ken [NY]) Posted on: Nov 16, 2023 9:04 AM

Mapleleaf, so you are aware in NY if you are owed lets say $7000 you can still go to small claims court but if you win you will not be awarded more than $5000,depending on what you are owed it may still be better than hiring an attorney to go to big boy court --74.77.xx.xx

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