Q: Can a landlord give me a write up or evict me for defending myself against an attack by another tenant?
I live in a Section 8 apartment complex and my landlord gave me a lease violation for my downstairs neighbor attacking myself and my service animal. She tried to smash her head with an ashtray and physically assaulted me then sprayed me and my dog in the face with ammonia. I was almost to the top of the stairs when she did that. She was arrested that night. She has since plead guilty. Can she really do this? And now she has people in the newly formed neighborhood watch following my husband around the property because she's itching to evict us. We also believe that she has it in for us because we are white.
A: The answer is that you can be written up for just about any reason but the main issue is does the reason for the write up violate any provisions of Section 8 or not. Being the victim of a crime is not a legal reason for being evicted.
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