Q: We reside in the state of Indiana and have a 1year signed lease with landlord the landlord has told me she’s serving us
A 3 day eviction notice and she accepted half of this months rent and now saying she’s serving us a 3 day eviction notice. This would be our only notice we’ve ever received from our landlord. She also agreed to my husband fixing major & minor repairs to the rental and she would deduct money from our monthly rent with the first rent deduction being $50 off our monthly rent then the next following month she would deduct more than $200 off our rent that month for the major and minor repairs my husband made to the rental and that’s including cost of items need to make repairs and his labor for making repairs. Now the landlord is trying to say we owe her $500 (ridiculous ) for rent for December 2018 and for late fees for that month & we paid $400 in December for rent to the landlord & deducted cost , includes labor and material cost to fix repairs in rental and I have text as well as witnesses and voicemails from landlord agreeing to deduct money, amount of money she’s going to deduct from
A: You should consult with a landlord tenant attorney in your area ASAP. In Indiana, your landlord must file for an eviction in order to remove you from the home. If your landlord is threatening to sue for additional damages, it is worth the money to have an attorney represent you and handle the matter.
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