My dad, who has narcissism disorder and enjoys bullying me, once again is participating in allowing me to be bullied by apartment management, no matter how many times I repeat to him that five low resolution pictures of my apartment are not enough to get me evicted over supposed dirt/uncleanliness which the management claims is due to hoarding, which is a vague word by the way and not a recognized mental illness, and that my video shows the management is lying and has been harassing me, and that they have no evidence for a valid instant inspection like they did, in which they walked in taking pics, and now having gotten out of the blue a false letter from their legal department claiming I've harassed the staff and interfered with corridors, completely false statements, my mentally ill dad sends me this reply:
"I too got an email from Brenda earlier this evening, and it threatened to activate the law office they have on retainer. A reasonable cost of preparation for court proceedings that a court would honor as fair easily runs $25,000 to $50,000. The conduct of the litigation
itself when appearing before a judge could likewise run $25,000 to $50,000. Any protracted litigation runs the bill higher.
Thus, if I were to be a participant in litigating against lease
termination and eviction, I would be exposed to my own legal costs of $100,000 or more, and if losing be responsible for twice that amount--and be quickly bankrupted. That is far too great a financial risk.
You also need to understand that you are not the leaseholder or sublease holder. You occupy the apt only at my permission. With any threat of litigation, I cannot and will not pay for the March lease bill and beyond, and I must accept their decision to terminate the lease and evict. You lack legal standing to contest the eviction, and I cannot run the financial risk of litigation to keep you in this apt."
Now, isn't my dad completely wrong being that I can simply get even a public defender
and show that their five pictures and complete lack of evidence and lack of a 24 hour notice makes their 3 day eviction completely baseless, and then make a case for harassment
against them? He seems to think that they can magically, merely by money, make me go away, despite no evidence in their favor and me showing they are lying, and that merely because "I have no standing" it won't matter. Isn't he wrong? Can you make a statement as a lawyer that I can give him explaining why what he said is completely wrong IF what I told you is true about them making false claims about me? And as for having no standing, I do have professional witnesses who've seen and been in my apartment on my side, one was a building contractor and construction worker, and another was a professional cleaner who said he saw no excessive dirt, and I recorded him saying this.
So what can you say to convince my dad to keep attempting to pay rent and to document it even if they reject it? And aside from me going to a public defender or hiring a tenant lawyer, what as a sub leaser can I do to keep my place in this apartment if it is true, as I can show in directly, I'm being discriminated against for being disabled and gay and perhaps filipino? I've already contacted HUD and they gave me a legal number back, but I haven't called back yet and I don't know if an apartment has to be partnered with HUD to be accountable for discrimination of the type I mentioned.