Jackson, TN asked in Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee

Q: Can i answer letter to quit from land lord. It is completely wrong. He shut my utilities off for 8 days. Court made him

It is just me an my 30 year old disabled son. My rent was not late. He turned the utilities. Off a week before my rent was even due. Then he turned back on after about 5 hours an cursing me out. He really had no reason to ask us to move. The mobile home had black mold the windows where not properly installed. My window only had a piece of glass sitting in the window. When i called an told him. He said you will have to move, then when my son could not sleep in his room. I calked him, i suspected bed bugs. The furniture belonged to the property. There was white powder on my matress an his. The Land Lord said for bugs. Again he just said then you will have to move. I knew then just to make all repairs myself. I had all the matresses steamed an sprayed. I removed the black mold and replaced the drywall. I put new light fixtures up. New light switch and outlets covers. Repaired broken ones. The ductwork to the electric furnace is all rusted. All the heat goes under the house. I put new Led

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: You can, but once he serves or posts the Detainer Warrant, you must attend and argue in Court. Your letter now is legally irrelevant. It is doubtful you will recover for your work, which you should not have performed. I suggest looking for a new place.

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