Can I take my landlord to small claims to pay for my moving expenses?
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Yes you can file a small claims court Complaint against your landlord. The turning off the heat is very problematic considering the low for tonight is forecast to be 25 degrees. Based on what you have said I do not think you are likely to be awarded damages for the cost of moving. The number of unrelated people in the apartment also may violate the city housing code. The city inspections office may be able to provide you with more information about that issue.
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Yes, you can and should sue your landlord in Small Claims Court. Just as a lack of air conditioning in Texas or Arizona can be grounds for damages, so too can a lack of heat in North Dakota. Take them to Court and ask for reasonable damages.
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