How to deal threats from landlord?

By Tenant

There are quite a few kinds of landlord you can deal with while renting a place to live. One of the most common is bad landlord. This kind of landlord is an incredible source of both stress and hassle to the tenant. Here are some tips on how to deal with bad landlords.



  • Put everything into writing. Always make sure to have a good and proper documentation of every agreement you may come up with your landlord before moving in. Try to avoid having a verbal agreement with your landlord no matter if he was a saint or a scumbag and save a copy of all contracts you signed.
  • Intimidate with a smile. Avoid responding with anger. A polite letter will help you negotiate with your landlord better than meeting his range face to face. Plus it has a better chance of resolving your issue with your landlord in a breeze and if ever you would file a formal complaint against your landlord it helps you to better improve your image in court.
  • Know your rights and responsibilities. As a tenant you must have a background of your state laws, most especially the landlord tenant laws in your state if you are a tenant. There are a couple of ways on how you can get knowledge of your local state law, you can either go to your public library or search the net.
  • File a complaint or a lawsuit. After trying to negotiate with your landlord for your concern and still nothing works you can sue your landlord as a last resort. You can either contact directly your county court clerk to file a lawsuit or you can file a complaint through a mediation company. Bringing another tenant as a witness will help strengthen your lawsuit. Also try to present your case in an organized manner. Lastly, do not let your anger and frustrations get the better of you when in court.

Edited on: Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 1:07 am

15 Responses to “How to deal threats from landlord?”

My response: (We welcome stories, examples, explanations, answers and a touch of your personality)
 

Antone

March 12th, 2013 1:20 am

Bad landlords should be locked up in jail.


Donte

March 12th, 2013 11:20 am

Is it costly to file for a lawsuit?


Rodrigo

March 12th, 2013 9:20 pm

What can I do to protect myself from bad landlords?


Marquis

March 13th, 2013 7:20 am

Can I just the police to arrest my landlord?


Abdul

March 13th, 2013 5:20 pm

Bad landlords suck!


Cherryl

March 14th, 2013 3:20 am

How can I know my rights as a tenant?


Dolly

March 14th, 2013 1:20 pm

How can I intimidate bad landlords?


Shaunta

March 14th, 2013 11:20 pm

He deserves a swift kick on the butt! LOL


Deon

March 15th, 2013 9:40 am

Anger doesn’t really do you good.


Marvin

March 15th, 2013 7:40 pm

I hate bad landlords.


Cherryl

March 16th, 2013 5:40 am

Is there any way to determine if you have horrible landlord before moving in?


Antonette

March 16th, 2013 3:20 pm

Where can I find a good landlord?


Heide

March 17th, 2013 1:20 am

What can I do to stop my landlord for harassing me?


Adan

March 17th, 2013 11:20 am

Is filing for harassment costly?


Michael

March 17th, 2013 9:20 pm

Can I not use verbal agreement as evidence in court?


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