Salem, IN asked in Landlord - Tenant for Indiana

Q: Can I sue landlord if illegally evicted during Corona outbreak. My county is a red zone and my family is at risk.

The house was not fit to live in to begin with I was never given a key to secure my property door was screwed shut. Power was disconnected at pole and landlord claimed to be making repairs to home but nothing was ever repaired or even looked at. Was still charged rent while power was disconnected. My family is at risk of being in contact of covid 19 due to being evicted.

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Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Greenwood, IN

A: If the landlord already moved to evict you, then you will likely have a hearing to determine the validity of the eviction. at that time you will be able to raise any defenses you have, or counterclaims such as the ones you mentioned.

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