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My rental property manager just gave us threatening messages

My rental property manager just gave us threatening messages saying he will sue us for damages to property because we spread a few moth balls in the apartment. He said that because we left a few moth balls in the living room thinking it will keep the insects out but it filled the room with moth ball stench. As soon as he notified us, we got someone to remove the moth balls. He has been harrasing us for the last 3 months, he accused us of breaking the property when we said the garbage disposal was broken. He accused us of intentinally stalling showings because we asked for 2 more days to spruce up the house. I am pretty sure I can sue him for landlord harrasment but I am worried about a clause he inserted into the contract"In the event Landlord institutes a legal actionagainst the Tenant to enforce the lease or to recover any sums due hereunder, Tenant agrees to pay Landlord reasonable attorney's feesin addition to all other damages."does this mean I have to pay his attorney fees as well even if I am being harrassed?

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William B. Esq.

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I have been harassed within the last month by my landlord,

I have been harassed within the last month by my landlord, first he relieved me of my caretaker duties I had been hired by his company to do for no valid reason that was given to me, the reason they gave was, We had a breakin at the apt. complex I caretake, and a power washer was stolen, I called the police and they came out and made a report, plus I had done my job, in that all the locks that should have been locked had indeed been secured, but the thieves broke right threw them and stole the power washer, and I get a call from the landlord claiming that they were holding me responsible, And now two and 1/2 weeks later I get a eviction notice to pay rent or vacate taped to my door demanding that iimmediatley pay my delinquent and unpaid rent for the month of june 1,2016, of 430.00, plus a late feewas assessed of $50.00,,, far a total of $480.00. Also that I am further notified that under the law in wa state, unless within three days after receipt of this notice that I comply by paying or by vacating and surrendering the premises or I will be guiltyof unlawful detainer under RCW 59.12.080 and that an action to evict and remove me, andfor such damages, costs of suit and attorneys fees will be taken. My question is,, How can they give me this notice, saying that I am delinquent with my rent plus have already charged a late fee to the amount, when the rent is not late until just after midnight on the fifth of every month? Plus I have lived been the caretaker here for close to two and 1/2 years, and I"ve never been late with my rent..

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We gave notice 1 mo shy of our lease agreement. The landlord

We gave notice 1 mo shy of our lease agreement. The landlord decided to sell the property, and is expecting us to pay the final month of the lease. We have an addendum stating we must cooperate in finding new tenants since she is selling we don't have the opportunity to find new tenants. When I pointed this out she said ok I'm going to rent and now you'll owe me the remaining month plus a month penalty. She is stalling on giving parameters for rent and deposit so I can try to find someone. I feel like my hands are tied what is my legal obligation here?

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Can a landlord evict a tenant because she doesn't have a job

Can a landlord evict a tenant because she doesn't have a job and the landlord wants someone who is not around during the daytime. This tenant is clean, quiet and does not cause any trouble. She also has breast cancer. The doctors should make a decision regarding the time of surgery by the end of this month This tenant already has enough in her life to be dealing with. Would these demands for her to leave be landlord harassment?

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I had signed agreement with potential property buyer,

Hello, i had signed agreement with potential property buyer, agreed on monthly payment. I was acting like a bank. Within few months they made only one payment.

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I have a problem with my landlord harrassing me to move. I

I have a problem with my landlord harrassing me to move. I have PTSD and he is aware of this, so he does things to attempt to induce a panic attack (which has occurred and I had to be taken away via ambulance). He threatened to not accept my October rent if I did not include a late fee for the month of Sept (which I was late for). He had served me with a 3 day notice, which did not include the late fee, so when I paid the remaining rent I did not pay other than what was stated on the notice. Now he is posting Notices to Enter on Sunday (the letter refusing to accept rent next month was posted on my door at 10pm Friday night). He knows this upsets me to have notices taped on my door and does so at times outside of business to provolk me. Im at wits end. Im disabled and unable to afford to relocate. Now he wants me to move my furniture and everything from my kitchen on tuesday so he can have a termite inspection in my unit only (there are 10 units in this one of two buildings)

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how can I break a lease from upstate NY before I move in they

how can I break a lease from upstate NY before I move in they took a securluty deposit and 1st month rent already

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I signed a two year lease on a house rental which ends March

I signed a two year lease on a house rental which ends March of 2016. I noticed the landlord of financial hardship and needing to break the lease and move on december 17,2014. He had 2 prospective renters, one wanted to move in March 1 2015, the other april 1 2014. So i have arranged a new rental for me to move into the first of March ,2015 that is affordable. The landlord harassed the prospective tents to where they felt they were competing for the house and now neither one wants to rent and he states he can hold me responsible for rental payments till March of 2016. What do i do, can he do that

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My ex boyfriend who lived with me hacked my computer and said

My ex boyfriend who lived with me hacked my computer and said something threatening, so I moved out. However, my name is ***** ***** the lease and I am still paying rent room I longer live in. I don't want to pay the rent since the reason I moved out is I was threatened and I no longer felt safe living there. I want to break the lease, but the leasing office said that breaking lease of having my name out of the agreement need the other three's consensus (there are two other female roommates in the apartment). To get their consensus, I need to find new roommate , but they have high standard about new roommates and it's hard to sublease because the sanitary condition of kitchen and bathroom is bad.I only have the chat record that my ex boyfriend admitted he hacked my computer and said he could have poisoned me in the food. I am not sure if this is sufficient evidence to prove that I am threatened to move out and if I could sue him rent and may even as a criminal case. Thanks.

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