Q: Can I be evicted because of a neighbor spreading false information?
My neighbor posted false information about me being a drug trafficker on a Facebook city community page , which is absolutely not true and my landlord saw it and has now given me a eviction notice . I have never had cops at my home or ever been in trouble with the law because of drugs . It is literally just my neighbor being malicious and slandering my reputation because him and I don’t get along . So what can I do to prevent being evicted .
A: If a straight forward discussion with your landlord won't clear things up, consider retaining an attorney to "explain" things to them. If they insist on going forward, they will have the burden of proof at trial, which sounds to be a hard hurdle for them to meet. If they can't prove it, stick to your position. It may or may not also be that their termination notice is invalid and unenforceable. Your attorney can likely tell you that rather quickly.
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