Q: how to protect the elder landlady from the son's general power of attorney abuse?
My landlady made his son as an agent(POA), but he puts the elderly landlady at risk by implementing illegal actions of eviction. How can I protect my landlady from being held accountable for his son's wrongdoings?
A: There is no easy answer to an outsider stepping in the help a perceived problem. If you believe that there is physical or mental abuse, I would suggest is that you contact the local police for a wellness check.
A: I I think the first thing you can do is resist any illegal action that the power of attorney attempts to perpetrate. You don't go into specifics as to exactly what the attorney is doing, but if it's an illegal lockout you can go to the clerk's office at Superior Court in Elizabeth and get the appropriate forms to be placed back into your unit. It is also a criminal violation, so you may want to file a complaint in the Municipal Court about the illegal lockout. You would also be entitled to civil damages.
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