Im a landlord and senior citizen in ca. . i was collecting rent and a tenant committed assault and battery on me. sheriffs came wrote a report and called it assault and battery, the person who assaulted me wasn't around. Im afraid he will do it again. i don't live on the premise, what can i do to protect myself, and what should i do to the man who assaulted me.
You did right to phone the sheriff. Get someone to collect the future rent while you give a 30 days notice to get the tenant out.
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If you cannot get rid of the tenant, you'll need a restraining order. You can also file a lawsuit for assault and batter, among potentially other claims - assuming you've suffered any bodily or emotional injuries. It may not be worth while if the tenant has no assets to collect on. But he/she may have an insurance policy to proceed again, or you can garnish wages should you get a judgment. You should consult an attorney to get more detailed information for your case. Feel free to contact us as well.
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