A managment friendly tenant has made and is continuing to make false allegations to management saying that i threaten her, poke her on elevator, called her dog ugley, i pushed her and kick her dog.....they are trying to evict me because of it. ........since she is voilating my right to peace and quiet enjoyment by making these allegations how do i legally get here to stop.......what type of letter should i send here to get here off my back.....How do i get the upper hand on this neighbor from hell who thinks she owns the building and working with managment to get me out.
There may be little you can do, unless you can trap her in a lie. Can you prove objectively, with more than your own testimony, that what she's saying is false?
Try to avoid her as much as possible. I would wait for the next elevator if she were on it.
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The offending tenant may be committing defamation via slander (verbal defamation) if in fact the statements she is making are false. To succeed on a claim of defamation a plaintiff must show that the defendant was at fault for the publication of a false statement concerning the plaintiff which was capable of damaging his or her reputation in the community which either caused economic loss or is actionable without proof of economic loss. Based upon the facts you presented, it appears that the offending tenant is (1) making false statements, (2) of and concerning you, (3) to another person(s), (4) is doing so knowingly or negligently and (5) if evicted as result of said statments, you may suffer economic harm as a result. You can write a letter to the Management company with the offending tenant CC'd citing the specific harmful statements that have been made and that these statements are false. State in the letter that the tenant is committing defamation. Remember that truth is an absolute defense to a claim of defamation. I recommend you consult an attorney prior to sending the letter I suggested.
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