19-0043930 Urgent Need

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Client seeks assistance with an urgent landlord tenant matter. The eviction complaint seeks unpaid rent for July 2019, as well as late fees, attorney’s fees, court costs, and ongoing rent from the date of filing. Landlord asked client to move to a vacant apartment while he made renovations to her unit and then raised the rent to $975, as opposed to the agreement upon $755. Client could not afford this increase or to move into another unit because her work situation is unsteady. Property has habitability issues including splintered floors and a leaking roof. Client has lived in the unit for over six years and has a two-year-old child. There is no certificate of lead safety for the property. Defenses include breach of implied warranty of habitability and failure to provide client with a lead safe certificate. Client would like additional time in the property to find new housing. Landlord is represented by David Denenberg, Esq. Eviction hearing is scheduled for August 20, 2019, at 8:45 am in Courtroom 3.

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