We live in Idaho and are disabled and on Section 8 housing. Our landlord gave us a retaliatory 45 day notice to vacate because we confronted her about removing a tree from the property. She had a tree cut down from the property and when we called her requesting her to remove the branches that were left over, she came onto our property and loaded the branches into our trailer without our permission. We went out to confront her about what she was doing and told her it wasn't our responsibility to remove the tree limbs, and she became angry and told us to move out. A couple of days later we received a notice to vacate.
We have been here for 12 years and have always paid our rent on time. She stated on the notice to vacate that "there have been numerous complaints and verbal harassment and that it is time to leave" although she has never sent us any complaints. We have been unable to find a place to go, and we do not have the financial means to move at this time either, she is refusing to grant us an extension as well.
So we would like to know if there is a way to stop this procedure legally? Or if we go to court, can she evict us legally.
For the specific advice you need, and for possible representation, contact Idaho Legal Aid Services at (208) 524-3660.
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