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

Case #22-0048609

Urgent

Client seeks representation at an eviction hearing scheduled for October 3, 2022 at 8:45am in Municipal Court. Client moved into the property in February 2021; new property management took over in January 2022. Client applied for rental assistance in October 2021; it paid out to the first property management company in the spring 2022. Client advised that landlord is now suing for the same rent that the rental assistance covered. Landlord is suing for April-August 2022 rent, attorneys fees, parking fees, court costs, and ongoing rent from date of filing. Defenses include receipt for payments made toward balance, possible invalid Certificate of Rental Suitability (CRS) for lack of signature date, client did not receive CRS or handbook, no Notice to Quit, no written good cause notice to terminate month-to-month lease, and no Notice of Diversion Rights. Client’s goal is to remain in the property and pay what is actually owed. Landlord is represented by Susan Kupersmith, Esq.