My previous Landlord has filed for Trial De Novo after losing in small claims court.
Some details of the case:
The landlord only rents to College students.
I filed for 5 months worth of rent because of:
A) Mold issues that took 3 months to fix.
B) One of my roommates broke into my room and stole some items. They refused to remove him from the apartment even though he had broken the leasing agreement (He had already signed a lease for the upcoming year) I did not feel safe so I moved out four months early (but continued paying rent as my lease required).
I'm a 21 year old college student on a strict budget. Any help is appreciated.
Should I get a lawyer to represent me?
Doesn't there have to be a reason to file for Trial De Novo beyond the fact that they lost?