How to deal with Landlord Harassments

By Tenant

Landlord harassment is making intimidating situations by a landlord on a rental property with the goal of forcing the tenant to vacate the unit. The landlord opt to do this when he does not want to go over the legal procedure of evicting the tenant or even face any impediments to eviction wherein there is no legal reason to evict the tenant.


If a tenant experience harassment from their landlord, here are some practical steps he can do to deal with his landlord.

  • Keep Records of the Harassment. Always keep records of the harassments. These records will be very useful if you wish to take further actions against your landlord. Just make sure that your records will include the date, time and place where the harassment happens and also a short description of the events. You can also take pictures of any damages the landlord had made during the incident and details of the person who you are reporting. Having a documented statement of a witness is a major plus.
  • Put into Writing All Agreements. Having a written document of all contacts you made with your landlord can be very useful in case any disputes will break out in the future. This can be used as evidence against your landlord.
  • Call the Police. Harassment and illegal evictions are both criminal offenses and sometimes even the police cannot help intervene it from taking place. However, they can help keep the peace and restore order during harassment.
  • Report All Incident of Harassment. Once harassment happens it is very important that you report it to the local council that handles tenancy relations and if there is already violence involved then call the police. By doing this a record will be made and you can use that record as another evidence against your landlord. Also the police and the local council may be able to help resolve the problems you have with your landlord.

 

Edited on: Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 3:35 am

15 Responses to “How to deal with Landlord Harassments”

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

Barry

March 20th, 2013 3:40 am

If I break my lease agreement early because my landlord is harassing me


Louvenia

March 20th, 2013 1:40 pm

I experienced this and it took me a while to resolve.


Cecil

March 20th, 2013 11:40 pm

Landlords harassing tenants deserves to be locked up in jail for a very long time.


Raul

March 21st, 2013 9:40 am

I hate landlords like this.


Garth

March 21st, 2013 7:20 pm

A swift kick in the ass will surely straighten the landlord hahahaha.


Dusty

March 22nd, 2013 5:00 am

Police won?t do any good. It is better to file a lawsuit directly.


Willie

March 22nd, 2013 2:40 pm

Even though lawsuit is costly and may take some time it is way better than doing nothing to somehow stop the landlord from harassing his tenants.


Abraham

March 23rd, 2013 1:00 am

Before doing any drastic moves like filing a lawsuit try to talk to your landlord and resolve the issues he have with you first if nothing happens and he is already causing you so much trouble then go ahead and call your lawyer.


Breanna

March 23rd, 2013 11:00 am

These landlords should lose their permits to lease their rental units.


Nan

March 23rd, 2013 9:00 pm

How can I now if the landlord has any complaints or cases filed against him for harassment in the past from previous tenants.


Hiram

March 24th, 2013 6:40 am

My landlord is insisting use the storage for his stuffs even though we are already renting the place and now he is causing us problems. Does this sound like harassment?


Sidney

March 24th, 2013 4:40 pm

Is there a way I can get a refund for the rent I paid


Elly

March 25th, 2013 2:40 am

What will happen to my landlord after I filed a lawsuit?


Carter

March 25th, 2013 12:40 pm

No one gets harassed when no one wants to be harassed. You can always file complaints against this type of stuff. That?s what the good ol? America is for.


Rossana

March 25th, 2013 10:40 pm

Harass them back. Be aggressive. Peace.


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