Landlord in question, on multiple occasions has trespassed on the property without sufficient notice or agreement beforehand (even if given 24 notice) for major repairs that suddenly limit quiet enjoyment of property (repairs which were previously refused.)
Landlord, refused to conduct maintenance in a professional manner, and seemed to willfully misunderstand our requests to have it done by professionals in the particular appliance in question. We decided to move, but not before the landlord had a new tenant to take our place so we would not owe rent on two properties.
Ten days before we were to vacate the property, Landlord decided to conduct these major repairs (without even notifying that an inspection on the major appliance had taken place) without giving sufficient notice.
If the landlord refused to make repairs during your tenancy, then that's a breach of the lease. If the landlord repeatedly trespassed without notice, that's also a breach of the lease.
I do not see this as an intentional infliction of emotional distress case, but I do see it as something a landlord/tenant lawyer could make some hay with in order to abate the rent already paid and get a refund of some rent and your deposit.
Likely your lease contains an attorney's fees clause, so its possible a lawyer may take your case on the contingency that he or she will recover it from the landlord.
Click on "Find a Lawyer" above and locate a landlord tenant attorney in your area, set up an appointment, bring in your lease and any documentation with respect to the various breaches of the lease.
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Your claims are based in contract, which is your lease. It is highly unlikely that you would ever prevail on an intentional infliction of emotional distress claim given the facts you've presented.
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