Q: What to do If my old landlord violates/breach of court orderd contract from his obligations to give me good reference
I have multiple recorded violations/breach of contract from x-landlord.I obtain them from homeowners/property managers who were considering me for tendency but was turned down because of my x landlords malicious/false bad referrals which he was court ordered not to give. I'm homeless/living in an rv on the streets for four months now unable to obtain an apt or home.he has also accepted 4,500 of covid rental assistance money for future rent payment on behalf and I am not living at his property. Can I sue him for that money? And for his breach of contract? If so what all can I sue him for for his continuous breach of contract resulting in my current now 4 month homeless position?
There's several pieces to this. First off, you mention that he was "court-ordered not to give", which would imply there's already been a case and judgment on him in regards to his recorded breaches prior to you moving out? If so, then the discussion would be on your issue specifically over the past 4 months. If he was court ordered not to give these specific false referrals, then you can go to the local magistrate and explain the situation and have the courts/law enforcement handle him, as there should already be a restraining order outstanding. If that isn't the case, then you've already misrepresented the facts, and you would need to get a consultation with a lawyer to handle a possible defamation and interference with a contract. You've already claimed the referrals were "false", but if the landlord reasonably saw it the way he's telling it, you don't have much room to maneuver. You'd need specifics on what was said and proof that they were false.
Secondly, you have zero control or standing on his covid assistance. That is between him and the government. You aren't entitled to it. You may have a case in regards to the breach of his court order/defamation, but you wouldn't have any control over his covid assistance funds.
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