I gave my Landlady a 30 day written notice of my intention to move, as she never repaired anything. I did break the lease and I agreed that she would keep the security deposit
However, upon receipt of my notice she began harassing me VIA text mostly. Late at night, and while I was at work. She was relentless would not stop.
My letter was dated October 15, 2015 and said I would be out within 30 days, but with her relentlessness I agreed to be out by Nov 9, 2015.
On Nov 7, 2015 while I was at work she went over to the duplex and changed the locks and did not give me access to my belongings which included many sentimental items, thousands of dollors worth of clothes, lawn furniture and all my cleaning supplies as I fully intended to clean before I gave her the keys.
My Daughter went over there to collect her clothes, and Ms. Cheryl Penman (landlady)
shut the door in her face. subsequently my daughter called the police and was let in only to find all of her clothes had been thrown away. My daughter then filed a complaint with the circuit clerks office. At this point Cheryl Penman(of Sherman Illinois) hired an attorney and is trying to sue me for damages
and 4 months rent.
I went to court, showed her attorney my evidence of harassment.
He called me with an offer of 2 months rent.
She has already kept my security deposit, and all my belongings adding up to thousands of dollors and sentimental value.
I do not want to pay her a cent.
Do I have any grounds