I was in the process of moving into a trailer park when I was told that I could pay half now half later on the deposit and I could move my things in right away I jumped at the opportunity, we had agreed on $1000 deposit, so I gave him half and when the time came to give him the other half on the 5th which was 5days after the agreement took place, keep in mind nothing is in writing because I’m trusting his word, so I go over it to hand him the other half on the agreed due date and he starts telling me he raised rent 100 and needs the rent and deposit right then and there so I told him I couldn’t afford that, so I would pack my things and leave , he agrees and tells me I’ll have to pay for what I stayed and I told him that was fine , he then tells me I have to pay for the time I stayed and I agreed and payed $25 per day for a total of 6 days and left , I left behind a lot of things because this was all so sudden I needed to be out immediately, now he’s suing me for the rest of the rent which is 800 because he claims I was still living there , but I left that night and never came back only took what my two trucks could carry and that’s it, I’m wondering what I can do in my situation.
File an answer with the court denying all his claims and show up for all trial settings ready to prove your side of the case. In the future, get important agreements in writing.
You should consider preparing a letter to mail by certified mail, return receipt requested, to park manager to set out the facts and to request the relief that you want. Make sure that the letter is professional and businesslike, as it may be evidence later.
Then file an answer to the suit, and use your letter as evidence if a trial occurs.
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