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I am getting evicted...

I am getting evicted, the land owner did not do much of equality. I had hole in the ceiling, it took two weeks without gas. And a list of stuff I had to deal with. This is with a Cancer patient(son). I would like to sue back.

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

Texas, Denton county

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

Yes, two week from now, served Friday, we had verbal agreement, next week we were served.

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

We are broke, my wife’s company shutdown and I quit working for the landlord, because she employs know drug dealer, he has stolen several item, I have no proof of it.

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

I am sorry to hear of the trouble you are having to deal with.

Every tenancy carries with it the implied warranty of habitability and the right to quiet enjoyment of the premises in exchange for the rent.

If the landlord is refused to make necessary repairs and filed for eviction then you can countersue for breach of the lease and retaliatory eviction.

Retaliation occurs when the landlord wrongfully terminates the lease, files for eviction, deprives the tenant of the use of the premises, decreases services to a tenant, or increases the rent because a tenant tries to exercise his rights.

Retaliation is often, but not always, illegal. For example, a landlord is not allowed to retaliate against a tenant for requesting repairs, or calling a government or nonprofit agency about a problem. If the landlord takes any adverse action against a tenant within six months of the tenant's action, the landlord is presumed to have improperly retaliated.

You would answer the complaint you received and add your counterclaim to the Answer you file in the forcible.

Make sure you have a written record of the damages and your request for repairs.

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Customer reply replied 10 months ago
I do not have anything, but verbal agreement, she doesn’t even give a receipt for the rent money, I guess she doesn’t want proof, to this.
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