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Many states require an escrow of rent for habitability issues, simply not paying rent can be grounds for eviction proceedings. Illinois has a statute for deducting a repair from rent (765 ILCS 742/5). If it’s less than half the monthly rent and less than $500, a tenant can inform the landlord of the repair required. If the landlord has not provided a ...


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Most often, such a thing would be demonstrated by a witness, often the plaintiff, simply testifying, describing the events. A video or pictures, identified by testimony, might help the events to be more vivid to a court. Corroborating testimony by an additional witness might also be of value. But I suspect the major question here will not be the evidential ...


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In most common-law jurisdiction, a purchaser buys a house subject to any existing lease. If that is true in your jurisdiction, the notice to vacate was illegal, and you are entitled to remain until the end of the current lease. The return of the deposit will depend on the condition of the property when you move out, and will be governed by the specific law ...


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Contact the San Francisco Rent Control board and file a complaint IMMEDIATELY, as in FIRST THING IN THE MORNING. And I'm not certain why you have not contacted them yet. You need to contact the board as soon as you get a 3-day notice. That said, reasons for eviction in San Francisco that fall on the tenant's duties: Non-payment of rent or habitual ...


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they refuse to honor right to mitigate damage laws It is unclear whether you mean that the lease disavows the landlord's duty to mitigate damages. If so, that would be in violation of state law, thereby rendering the lease unenforceable (at least in part) or the landlord in breach of contract. MCL 554.633(1)reads: A rental agreement shall not include a ...


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