We have fallen behind on our rent. Just received a text from landlord threatening to call DCFS if rent is not received by Aug 1st. Just yesterday, landlord was at our door, and made a verbal agreement with us to have the money or be out by SEPTEMBER 1st.
Unfortunately, anyone can call DCFS for any reason, or for no reason at all. The threat is pretty lame. Make your plans to get out of there.
There is not a lot to do. One thing to consider is you may have a cause of action for intentional infliction of emotional distress given your relationship to this person as your landlord. You may want to speak with a local personal injury attorney in Dekalb - most of them do not charge for a consultation, and will quickly let you know if you have anything to pursue.
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