Can I sue my landlord?

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Hello.  The police came to my house on a civil matter that had nothing to do with my situation and while they were there, they noticed that the electricity was hooked up illegally.  They contacted code enforcement and when they came out to the property, they said everyone had to leave because of no utilities.  They were somewhat fair and allowed us to take as much of our property as we could at that time and even told us that we could come by in the daylight hours (it was almost dark at that time) and remove our belongings from the property until the issue with the utilities was resolved.  Its not the best neighborhood so we were concerned with people stealing our things so we were trying to remove as much of our property as we could.  This went on for a little over a week and several times when we went to the property, we were told to leave by a woman who is somewhat of a property manager for the actual owner.  We never could get the remainder of our belongings from the property and then the owner of the property and the people working for him went to the location and loaded all of our property onto a truck and took it to the dump.  We were never contacted or given any kind of notice or eviction papers from the owner and now we have lost everything.  Is there anything I can do about this matter legally?

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Landlord’s fault house fire!!

rented a room in our landlords 2 br house. had seperate entrance and questionable wiring at best. On july 5th, 2011 woke up to house on fire, it completely burned to the ground and fire marshall claims it started in landlords part of house due to faulty wiring. We lost everything we own, like my laptop, etc. which I have receipts for and were forced to leave due to the house being uninhabitable due to fire. Landlord refused to return any portion of July’s rent I had paid(i have receipts) or to provide us with temporary housing. I am on SSI and only get $674 a month leaving me homeless and penniless until i get ssi check next month. can i sue him for july’s rent and replacement of what we lost in fire? He hashomeowners insurance

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Landlord’s fault house fire!!

rented a room in our landlords 2 br house. had seperate entrance and questionable wiring at best. On july 5th, 2011 woke up to house on fire, it completely burned to the ground and fire marshall claims it started in landlords part of house due to faulty wiring. We lost everything we own, like my laptop, etc. which I have receipts for and were forced to leave due to the house being uninhabitable due to fire. Landlord refused to return any portion of July’s rent I had paid(i have receipts) or to provide us with temporary housing. I am on SSI and only get $674 a month leaving me homeless and penniless until i get ssi check next month. can i sue him for july’s rent and replacement of what we lost in fire? He hashomeowners insurance

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