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I am sorry to hear about this situation. If the landlord gave someone in your situation a release, then arguably, the debt is paid in full. I am assuming that the $780 owed is not even something that is true, correct? As such, he should simply produce the title.
However, so does not make it so. Someone in your situation may wish to file suit for breach of contract, seeking SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE for him to hand over the paperwork. While the suit is pending, you would also file a Motion to Stay or Motion to Abate, asking the Court to pause any eviction proceeding.
All of this requires pretty nuanced legal work. Counsel is recommended. If finances do not allow to retain an attorney, consider finding more advice and possibly pro bono representation via programs set up to help individuals. I can recommend three resources. First, here is a list of all pro bono work in the state...
…and another list:
Finally, you may call your local law school and see if they have a legal clinic place available. The legal clinic is a free service the school(s) provide to the community. While they are often overbooked, they have openings sometimes. Here is the list law schools in your state:
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