How can I protect me for the tenant make the frame to sue me?
One of my tenant came to looking at my apt, and she like it, she decide to take it. Her mom asked me also for a 1 bed apt. I did not have.
At the date that her daughter is move in, she called me and told me that she can not go to street, because, she can not live with her daughter longer, due to she is section 8. She can not find an apt, so she said that she wanted to rent downstairs (big 2 bed room) apt. I told she that apt is too much for her, but she said that she can not go to street, her sons can help her, if her son move in with her. And she will move to a smaller apt once I have people move out from my smaller apt.
Looking at her, I feel that she is honest. And it was rushing due to her daughter is moving tomorrow. So I agreed.
Since then she is keeping tell me that her son knows to do everything, landscape, plumber…. And her son was very plite every time saw me, and always ask me if he can help, and tell me how he is good on the fence, and he can fix my tilted fence straight. So I let him did all the snow removal on the stairs. Her mon told me that she can not pay me the full rent any more, the apt is doo much for her, and her son do not have work so they can not help her to pay the rent. She need a smaller apt. So on March, she is short for $100 for the rent. So I agreed to let her son to fix the fence, he asked me to provide the tools, So I bought what he asked. The whole week he only opened the one post foot of the titled fence. He told me that he was busy to work on the construction with his uncle, so he has no time to finish the fence, but he will finish it this week-end.
4/13/13, around 5 pm, he called up, claimed that he was wounded due to work for me.
Because her mom did not pay me the April rent yet, and she told me that I can have it on 4/15/13, then her mom never pay again. On 4/16/13, I give her the key for a small 2 bed apt that I just completed the renovation and cleanning. She told me that great, she promise that she will catched up with her rent on May and she will move in right that date by using her daughter truck.
But until 4/18/13, there is nothing happened, called her, as answered as usual that she will move in, but she can not find a truck, due to her truck is too small, but evety thing will be out before coming Saturday 4/20/13.
On 4/20/13, Saturday, they were still there. And her son told me this time that if I ever evict her mom, he will go to court to sue me for wounded him by giving him inappropriate tool, and rushing him to finishing the fence. But her mom was tell me that his son does not mean that , they know I was trying to help them, he just do not I evict her because she has rent delayed. She promised me that she will pay and catch up the rent once she is in the small apt. they moved into the small apt finally on Sunday.
Then on May 6, 201, she was disappeared again for paying the rent. Her daughter tell me that her mom fell on my stairs and staying in Hospital now. But refused to let me know where I can go to see her.
I started to realize that I was played in the whole thing. So I sent out the 14 days quit notice to her mom. On 5/10/2013. I met her, she looks perfect fine, but for the first time, she is very mean, told yeled to me that she was the victim of forced move into this 2nd floor apt, and her son was wounded also due to work for me.
That is a big shock to me. I thought that I realize that she is trying to not pay my rent. Now looks like she made all these frames to sue to get more money from me besides of the rent. What should I do to protect me now?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Personal Injury Law