Atlanta, GA asked in Family Law and Real Estate Law for Georgia

Q: Can I sue my ex and his parents for money back on renovations and intimidating me into leaving his residence?

I broke my lease at my last apartment to live with my now ex. He purchased a home and wanted me to come live with him, so I did. I legally changed my address and everything. I paid for utilities and calculated over 3 grand spent since I moved in, on renovations and appliances. A lot of verbal altercations took place and now his family and him have intimated me into leaving abruptly. I want to know if I can file a suit for being displaced and to recover the money I wasted in the home. I’m getting back the appliances, but I’m currently homeless because of this, yet they have not sought any true legal action except threatening to move into the home so that I leave and I want to know what rights I have.

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Regina Irene Edwards
Regina Irene Edwards
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  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It doesn't sound like you had any contract regarding the money you chose to spend. You would have had to pay rent to live somewhere, so spending money on renovations while you were there is the same as paying rent.

Michael David Birchmore agrees with this answer

Michael David Birchmore
Michael David Birchmore
Answered
  • Lawrenceville, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Without a written contract setting out an agreement between all the owners, you really have left yourself exposed to this bad result. Sorry.

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