Just want to know if I have to pay he's lawyer
So much is missing here it's hard to say. If your rent is $2700 a month and you are still(5 weeks?) in arrears, he may proceed with the court eviction, and the court may order you to pay the attorney fees and costs in addition to the overdue rent, and grant him possession, necessitating your removal from the premises. Hire an attorney to assist you or contact Rhode Island Legal Services if you qualify for their services.
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I suggest you read your lease - along with the RI Residential Landlord & Tenant Act, that is the document that governs your relationship with your landlord and your agreement to pay landlord's legal fees upon default.
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