Q: My roommate tried to illegally evict me and threw out my things and kept some without any warning, can I claim theft?
Ive been subletting a room in this woman apartment for a year now, im not on the lease nor signed a lease with her but we did have a verbal agreement.
I leave to house/pet sit for one of my friends that went out of town, I was only gone for 4 days and I come back for a change of clothes. She changed the locks to the front door, I called the cops to let me back in, 30mins before the cops let me back in she texts me, "Don't come back" and stated that she threw my things out, once I was in I saw she broke the lock on my door and my things were gone including all my clothes. But I still see technology that I had and I asked if they had more of my things, they did. Based on that text alone I believe she didnt think I would ever be able to come back for my things and she was going to keep what she had if I didnt call the cops to let me back in, can I claim theft with that? I suspect she still has some of my belongings.
A: more info needed.
did you pay anything? was this an old girlfriend?
you can claim anything and sue for anything.........the outcome is dependent on the facts.
set up an appointment with a local lawyer asap.
she was supposed to give you notice to leave per Unlawful Detainer procedures.
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