Q: Can I sue my landlord for declaring random fees, invading my privacy, threatening my mother, and I danger if my safety?
My electric bill increases each month and they tell me two different prices to pay. Upon move in, my mother was threatened when she asked about the lease and the staff talked down to her. My contract was updated without my knowledge, and someone broke into my apartment. I asked for the staff security to take a look and they said call the poilce, I'm responsible for my own safety but prohibited me from placing another lock on my door.
A: Anyone can sue anybody for anything. But whether or not that person has a valid claim, or would win, and if so how much, depends on all the facts and circumstances, evidence, and testimony presented to a court. If you sue your landlord, that could cause problems. The landlord might choose to not renew your lease, or landlord might to try to evict you for some other reason. Unless your written lease that you and landlord signed says something different, you are responsible for your own security and safety. So if there was a break-in, report it to the police. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and talk to a local attorney about your situation and get some advice.
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