Birmingham, MI asked in Libel & Slander and Landlord - Tenant for Ohio

Q: no lease contract. Moved in put 9k into the place make it livable. Agree upon terms were 300 a month it's now 500?

I installed carpet kitchen cabinets counter tops tub sinks toilets some plumbing and electrical outlets and minor wiring to light fixtures in bathrooms. I am now being evicted for non rent payment but have no set schedule for rent payment. Just a verbal have it to me by 1st of month. I've tried but some of the stuff I did not repair windows and doors cost me 4 to 500 a month on electric and gas. Putting me in a serious financial bind and he refuses to fix also has told my future landlord that I am being evicted to non payment of rent stopping me from finding a new place. No evictions has occurred yet. So it is slander correct.

1 Lawyer Answer
Joseph Jaap
Joseph Jaap
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: It's only slander if you file a lawsuit and a court agrees that it is. Do you plan to file a lawsuit? That could be an expensive process, and take months. Otherwise, tell the future landlord the full story. Without any kind of written contract for the work you did, and no written lease, it would be difficult for you to defend against an eviction. Use the Find a Lawyer tab and retain a local attorney to assist you.

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