I've been at this property for 14 years and a few months ago my landlord got pissed because I asked for him to do something to clean the place up and he went over every single year and says now that I owe him money from back in 2007. I don't even have think I have records from then.
Mr. Busch is correct. Any rent more than 4 years ago is going to be outside the statute of limitations and not actionable.
He also cannot try to evict you for that either. He cannot ask for rent owing longer than a year from the date he serves you a notice to pay rent or quit.
The statute of limitations should have run on any such claim (see e.g. Code of Civil Procedure Section 337, which sets a 4 year statute of limitations for breach of contract). However, unless your tenancy is protected (e.g. by a local rent control/eviction control ordinance), it may be wise to try to reach a compromise and re-establish a more cordial business relationship.
If the problems persist/escalate, consult a local landlord-tenant attorney for help.
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