Q: How do I write a notice to cease for harassment to my landlord?
My landlord filed for eviction on February 13th, 2023. I was advised by the lawyer to just wait for my hearing. My landlord since filing has begun harassing my son and I. He tried to have the uhaul we were renting towed from the yard, he called uhaul and reported it stolen prior to calling the tow truck company. They did show up to the house to tow the truck. He also sent me a text that we were no longer allowed to park in the yard in our spot. My lease states we are allowed 1 parking spot. He's come to the house and screamed and cursed at my son to come outside and fight him. He just recently sent me a text that if we park one of our cars in our spot, we are not allowed to drive into the yard with our other car and if we do, he will have the parked car towed. He stated we are not allowed on the premises with our other car. My son and I have filed harassment complaints with the local police department. Should I write a notice to cease for harassment to my landlord?
A: Report the acts of the Landlord to your lawyer. If you are not represented, send a first class as well as a certified mail return receipt requested letters to the Landlord. Advise him that his actions are violating the quiet enjoyment provision in the lease. Include a statement that if he continues, you will pay the monthly rent due into an escrow account in a timely fashion which will released to him at the end of each month provided the landlord has not harnessed you during the month.
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