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Case Type Landlord-Tenant Skills Developed Client Interviewing/Courtroom Experience/Negotiation

Case #21-0046648

Urgent

Client seeks representation at an eviction hearing, scheduled for June 28, 2021, at 10:15 am, in Municipal Court. VIP can provide guidance on appearing in court remotely. Client moved into the property with her children in November 2016. In November 2020, client had multiple repairs issues in the property. Client and landlord agreed that client could make the repairs instead of paying rent. In February 2021, client received a notice to vacate for nonpayment of rent. Client stopped making repairs and has rent money in escrow. Current repairs include a broken kitchen sink and water damage in the dining room ceiling. The eviction complaint seeks possession of the property. Landlord is suing client for termination of term. Defenses include no lead-safe certificate, breach of the implied warranty of habitability and no good cause reason provided for termination of term. Landlord is unrepresented.