My landlord just played a game and screwed me over in court. He completely lied to the judge and even accepted the payment for rent after he served me.
I have all the evidence proving that my landlord lied in court and that he violated my civil right to seek help but Judge Close wouldn't let me speak nor look at the evidence I had compiled. I did not receive a fair trial and the judge ruled in the favor of my landlord. My summons was signed on April 22nd but I didn't receive it until after midnight on Friday, the 26th, giving me less than 48 business hours to prepare. A letter with more summons was also put in my mailbox with no stamp from the post office which means it wasn't actually mailed and someone without permission put that in my mailbox, tampering. I have been living in horrible conditions and can prove it if you would like to see my evidence. This should of been an easy case in my favor but Judge Close completely disregarded me. My landlord was giving me a notice to quit every month which confused me and when I inquired he said to me that he does that with all of his month to month tenants. I finally got sick of living in these conditions after he promised me month after month since November 1st 2017 that he would fix everything. There's a hole in my bathroom floor, sink falling off the wall, nothing was ever been repainted (which I offered to do), all the walls in the bathroom are basically plaster with some weird stuff oozing down it. The living room window is broken, all joints in the ceiling are cracked and he tried to mud over them so they aren't noticeable. I have everything recorded and also took pictures. When I complained to the City inspectors they did nothing and I found out exactly why my landlord was giving me the notices to quit every month, it was so in case I complained he could boot me out. Which he has now done. He said he uses notices to quit so you cant get state or federal aid because he doesn't want to wait months to get his money. I don't need the aid that is just an example to show his scummy character. His lawyer is David Kortering which I don't understand how this guy graduated middle school let alone got a law degree. On the way out of the court house he even started bullying me and making fun of me then said, "you shouldn't of cried to city inspection." Even my witness was appalled as he kept verbally bullying me on the way to the parking lot. He literally walked passed and through other people just to catch up to me and bully me. It should be on the courthouse cameras.
I'm a single father and need a home or anything livable for my daughter and I. I do not have much for a down payment and need someone to trust me. I work for Amazon and a monthly payment is not a problem at all. I gave my landlord all I had saved and even paid May's rent early in good faith and the court allowed him to keep that too.
I've called legal aid and they've done what they can do, I've called many lawyers and I can't afford a retainer fee. I've been homeless before because I walked away from everything my ex wife and I had accumulated so her and our daughter were taken care of and I don't want to do this again.
I have a really good job and I average 45-50 hours a week and bring home around 500-600 a week after taxes and deductions.
Please, I need help. This time around I have my daughter and I can't let her experience this, it's not fair what happened and I just need someone who will trust me to make payments and be a person of my word. You can ask anyone who knows me, I'm not a liar, I'm not a thief, all I do is work and take care of my daughter. I don't drink or do drugs and I'm incredibly thoughtful and respectful. If there are any repairs needed to anything I will assume responsibility and take care of them. I offered my landlord to fix all these problems numerous times and he has always said to me that he needs the money. I should of taken that as it will never get fixed but that's why it's called hindsight.
I'm looking for something with a 2 bedroom or even a 1 bedroom and I can sleep on my couch. I can't let my daughter experience this, especially since I made no errors. I'm not a bad person and I'm the guy who is always there to help when someone needs it. I wish I wasn't the one who needed the help this time but I'm in a pretty bad situation and I've fought this with everything I could but Judge Close is as heartless as it gets.
This case couldn't of been any more obvious in my favor but Judge Close didn't care. Does anyone in that courthouse care about the little guy?
I have added some pictures of what my Landlord said he would fix for over 18 months now.
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