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My landlord and I are in a dispute because they have failed for months to address repairs including a back door that won’t lock and molding carpets. I have withheld rent and now they’ve served eviction papers to the court. My court date is next week. Now they refuse to give me access to my work order history. The property was managed by another company for my first 5 months here and they claim they don’t have records of my complaints prior to that even though they owned the property. Is this legal?
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Lawyer: legalgems, attorney replied 1 month ago

I am sorry to hear this;

Unfortunately there is no duty to disclose any information to a party unless there is a contractual obligation to do so, or other basis for the legal obligation.

However, during the lawsuit, there is a process called "discovery" whereby the party can request documents from the other party, and even from a third party (ie prior company).

This can help establish the work order history;

meanwhile it is also possible to attest to the work order history by listing dates and times, along with services rendered, to the best of one's recollection, via affidavit, along with a statement that the other party will not release that information.

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