ANGRY, AND STARTED HARRASSING ME. EVENTUALLY LIEING SAYING THAT HE NEVER RECEIVED JUNE"S RENT. I MAILED HIM A MONEYORDER AND I CONFIRMED THAT IT WAS CASHED JUNE 6,2012. ON JUNE 14 HE SAID HE WAS EVICTING ME. I MOVED OUT JULY 3,2012. I AM SUBMITTING A REQUEST TO PROVE THAT MY MONEY ORDERE WAS CASHED BY HIM. HOW MANY DAYS CAN I WAIT TO FILE A SMALL CLAIMS FOR ILLEGAL EVICTION. I WONT RECEIVE THE MONEY ORDER PROOF UNTIL 08-12-12. I WOULD LIKE TO FILE IT WHEN I GET THAT PROOF. OR WILL IT BE TO LATE. PLEASE HELP. THANKS. SINCERLY, EMMERLI WILCOXSON
First (to anyone reading this question and answer), NEVER put your complete name on a site like this! Take advantage of the annonymity; especially if you are making accusations against someone.
Second, you cannot sue for illegal eviction unless you were actually evicted improperly or constructively eviction. Your question gives the impression that you were threatened with eviction on 6/14 and voluntarily left (in response to the threat) on 7/3. If that is the case, and unless there is more to the story, you may not have enough to make out a claim for wrongful eviction.
Finally, there is no required minimum amount of time to wait before filing a claim. The maximum amount of time (the statute of limitations) for a claim related to contracts is four years.
I hope this information helps answer your question.
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