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I am having a real battle with my current landlord and i need some help with a few things

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Boston,Mass

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We are in the court process, he was put into court for non repairs and I am legally with holding rent. He just sent me a text that he is sending someone to the property to repair the tub however, we won't be able to to bathe/shower for for 48 plus hours and he's not providing accomidations claiming he doesn't have to'

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I am counter suing and want to know the most I can sue for. I fell down stairs he refused to repair and injured my shoulder perman and still have quite a but of pain

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Lawyer: LegalKnowledge, Attorney replied 9 months ago

Good morning. I certainly understand the situation and your concern. You can sue for actual damages. By that, I mean costs incurred or damages suffered, as a result of his actions. In this case, if he refused to repair the stairs after he was placed on notice of an issue and you were hurt, you could sue him for medical bills incurred. Moreover, if you have had to come out of pocket to fix something, you could try and recover that as well, unless you want to try deducting it from any rent. It is important to remember that when suing, you need to show and support the damages, which you seek to recover. You can sue for what you can prove and show. An amount can not just be randomly demanded, which the Judge will reward.

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Lawyer: LegalKnowledge, Attorney replied 9 months ago

I just wanted to follow up and see if you had any other questions or needed me to clarify something. I am here to help, so please let me know. Thanks!

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