I am landlord. I filed eviction to tenant because I find out they have pets and sub tenant.
They fight back for wrongful eviction. Now they ask for settle. They ask for $6k to settle. My question is:1) If we go trail, and I lose, what is the consequent?A, they as defendant, they ask for jury trail.
B, I will pay them lawyer fee plus $2000 fine, Maybe $15K;
C, Judge will allow them stay till lease
D, Judge will allow them have sub tenant?
E, is there way I can get rid of sub tenant? Do I need to file another case to fight sub tenant issue?
F, If I lose, can I pay lawyer fee to their lawyer directly or I have to pay tenant. Do I pay the exactly amount they paid to their lawyer or other lower rate which Judge can decide?2) If I drop the case now, what is the consequent?They will sue me for wrongful eviction?
A, they as Plaintiff, can they ask for jury trial
B, I will pay them lawyer fee plus $2000 fine, maybe much less than $15k?
C, they will stay till lease end?
D, Judge will allow sub tenant or not?3) I’d like to know which way is better for me,A, accept settle, pay tenant $6k;
B, continue eviction trail since they are wrong. Their reason is I do not give them chance, I just ask them quit in 3 days; I may have 80% to lose and pay them lawyer fee as what rate?
C, Drop the case, let them sue me. I have 80% chance to lose and pay them lawyer fee may much less then jury trial? And at what rate?