Case Number: 2018-001312

Client is single mother of 4 minors, self-employed. Client is in need of help after being illegally locked out from the premises where client operates a non-profit business. Parties entered into a sublease agreement contract. Client had purchased and installed new kitchen appliances which client was provided from a USDA grant. Client stated that adverse party (sub-lessor) was struggling with his business and invited a TV show to film on site to help bail out the business from going under. Client mentioned she walked in on the production taking place and the show was using all of client’s new kitchen appliances, which client mentioned she did not authorize. Client stated the kitchen was left trashed. This caused a loss for clients business since she could not open for business doors. Client did take pictures and videos of the kitchen before and after. Thereafter, client stated she had to hire a crew to assist in the cleanup. Client reached out to adverse party regarding the issue hoping things would be resolved. However, when client was going to open for business, adverse party had locked client out. Client added she is current on rent, even though she has had to borrow money from family and use money from the grant.

Case Number: 2018-002830

Clients state that they previously had mold problems in their home which client has been renting for 5 years. They paid for repairs and got an official report done by a specialist.  After providing these documents to the rental company the problem finally got fixed.

Now sewage issues started such as: the sewage is coming through the shower drain and the bathroom toilets in the bedroom. The sewage had started to pour over all on the floor.  Clients verbally contacted the management company who recommended for clients to utilize buckets to catch the sewage. Landlord commissioned estimate for repair which estimated $14K. Landlord does not believe the estimate and refuses to pay. Client commissioned her own estimate and it was similar. Clients need assistance getting this habitability issue addressed ASAP.