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I need help. My landlord refused my rent and told me I had 30 days to move. Because my neighbor smashed into my van and I called police. He called landlord cried. Landlord siding with him. Police siding with me

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?

Nebraska

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

He has tried to run my son over. He chased my neighbors 11yr old son. He walks back & forth by my house with gun on his side. Much more to terrorize us

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 10 months ago
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Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 10 months ago

Do you have a written lease which is currently in effect, or is your tenancy month to month?

Do you believe the landlord may be discriminating based upon your race, religion, ethnicity, etc.?

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I own my mobile home. I have lived here 7 1/2 yrs. The lease after 1st yr, went month to month. I am disabled. I had small stroke after this last event with neighbor. He said he doesnt care about what neighbor does to anyone here. He's tired of me not getting along with him. I dont go outside. I called police because he kept parking on top of the bumper of my van. Among other things
Customer reply replied 10 months ago
Im sorry, I live on SSI and cant afford to call you. Thanks anyway
Real Estate Lawyer: Loren, Lawyer replied 10 months ago

Thank you for the additional information.

Your right to contact the police to complain to report a crime is protected and if the landlord is attempting to evict you as retaliation for exercising that right you may have a claim for retaliatory eviction.

Likewise, the landlord is prohibited from harassing you and threatening you.

Sometimes a good defense is a strong offense. It may be time to file suit against the landlord to seek damages for the retaliatory eviction and the harassment. In the course of the lawsuit you may be able to leverage a settlement allowing you to stay or at least extend your tenancy.

Start with a cease and desist letter to the landlord threatening litigation if they do not stop the harassment and retaliation.

You can do it yourself or retain an attorney to ratchet up the intimidation factor. If you need assistance finding local counsel try Martindale Hubble (site rules prohibit us from referring specific attorneys). Many attorneys themselves use this site to locate attorneys outside their jurisdiction or expertise:

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