After I won a small claims case, the owner says shes “not fixing anything else” and increased rent with no explanation?
1) My apartment building was sold to a new owner In 4/2019 2) the new owner offered me cash for keys $20,000 and I said no 3) a month later the owner came into my apartment for “repairs” and total trashed my apartment. 4) he left my apartment demolished without water for 120 days 5) I sued the owner in small claims 6) a week before the court case the owner told me to drop the case (screaming at me in my home) or she would “not do anymore repairs” she said the repairs are “favors” and she doesn’t have to do anything 7) I send landlord an email saying I’m not going to drop the case 8) the court awarded me $10,000 9) I receive a letter from the owner saying he is raising my rent 80 dollars but won't stipulate what the increase is for. I already had an annual increase in June 2019 so it hasn't been 12 months. 10) owner ignores all requests from me asking him to clarify what the increase is for. He just says it’s “pursuant to state and local law” and no more explanation than that.
I now have a bogus rent increase, damage that the owner did but refuses to remedy and owner ignores requests
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Sorry to hear that you are going through these items. Unfortunately slum landlords are still in existence in 2020. You should consult an real estate or landlord tenant attorney that can help you take on these claims in an unlimited jurisdiction Court. By the looks of things, there is good grounds for a claim because part of the items still remain unpaired, and they are "res judiciata" proven in the new case. A attorney can also help you collect on the $10,000 judgment by filing a lien on the landlord's property to assist payment. Best of luck.
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