Residence Type: 
Single unit
Landlord Type: 
Private Landlord -- No Rent Control

In May of this year, we were illegally evicted from a room we were renting from a man who lived in the house with us along with another renter, who used falsified notice documents that we were never served and convinced the sherriff that we were 'lodgers', not 'tenants' with the right to a day in court, after intimidating the other renter to leave and claiming he had never lived there. At this point, we had been living without running water for 3 weeks and electricity for 12 days because we refused to be bullied into giving him money over and above our rent amount which was to include utilities. He had also gotten physically violent with my husband's son and my husband on previous dates. We were already looking for a new place but hadn't found one yet. We were forced to get our belongings and ourselves out with only 2 hrs prior notice and nowhere to go but the street. He got away with taking our money for a place not legally habitable and then had us kicked into the street with no notice at all.

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