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Can I sue my landlord?

Things to check before taking legal actions against your landlord

Ilya Schukin avatar
Written by Ilya Schukin
Updated over a week ago

Before deciding to sue your landlord, it's important to understand the legal basis for your claim and the potential consequences. Some common reasons for suing a landlord include:

  • Failure to make necessary repairs or maintain the property in a safe and habitable condition

  • Discrimination based on protected characteristics such as race, gender, or disability

  • Unlawful eviction or harassment

  • Failure to return a security deposit

It's important to gather evidence to support your claim, such as photographs of the condition of the property, any written correspondence with your landlord, and witness statements.

You should also familiarize yourself with the relevant state and local laws governing landlord-tenant relationships, as these can vary significantly depending on where you live.

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This is not legal advice, is not meant to substitute consultation with an attorney, and reading this article does not create an attorney client relationship.

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