I know I have to and am moving. I rented commercial property was given lease but it was never signed by either party. Did work for landlord he decided he didnt want me to do work for him. Around the 20th of month he came and asked how long it was going to take me to move. He started coming and calling every other day to the point where I had to keep business doors locked. He went on website posted my business as temp closed. Some utilities were included in rent, he shut them off. He came into business with other and did a business invasion, took modem router phones cut chain on bay doors so could not be closed cut of the gates to secure the property. In court I said that i had video of this and also had voice mails where he threats to go to police and shut off utilities for non payment of rent. I had one still photo he was not in it he lied said he didn't know the people in photo. The judge did not allow me to show my video or play voicemail. I tried to put the video with the answer but the clerk said the judge would not review it and i could use it at trial. He also removed a document from business which i still have no idea what it was.Can I appeal set aside and sue?
The relevant evidence at the UD trial is whether you failed to pay the rent and, if you didn’t, whether you were excused from paying. The other stuff is not relevant and it sounds like the judge properly excluded it. Therefore, you have basis on which to appeal.
The lockout was not legal if it was before he obtained his judgment in the court. Frankly, I think there’s a chance that you have a remedy and tortious interference with your business, but it’s not clear whether that would be worth your time.
In fact, your whole fact pattern is so unusual (and not inclusive of various aspects of this odd leasing arrangement) that you will really need to sit down with a human lawyer and speak with them.
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