hello, your answer does help me and my gut was already feeling that those were the answers you would have for me. i have a followup question or two. since they are "holding me hostage" as you put it so perfectly thats what it really feels like, should i just not respond to their demand, or counter with if they pay their backrent i will give them a reference. i know the reason this happened is because his unemployment ran out, they were good tenants up until then but we cannot afford to pay for them to live there any longer. the other question i have is i see you are from Texas same rules apply here in CT?
no, thank you....wish i could have been more generous thank goodness for people like you that provide such a service. God bless and take care.
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