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

Case #22-0048944

Urgent

Client needs representation for her eviction hearing on December 6, 2022, at 9:00 am in Municipal Court. Client is being sued by her landlord for possession and August-October 2022 rent, as well as ongoing rent and water bill. Co-defendant is Client’s father, who passed away earlier this year. Client was previously sued by Landlord in July 2022 and a judgment was entered her favor, as Landlord did not provide a valid rental license. Client then applied for rental assistance and was told by both Landlord and a court counselor that she did not need to pay rent until Landlord provided her with a valid rental license. Landlord never provided her with an updated license, so she did not pay rent. Landlord received rental assistance for October 2021-July 2022 rent, as well as a $1400 water crisis grant. Landlord states they sent Client a notice to quit the property on September 8, 2022; Client states she did not receive anything and was surprised by the eviction hearing notice. She further states that she has never paid water, nor has Landlord ever provided her with a water bill. She would like to continue living in the property and continue paying her rent as usual. Client has applicable defenses. Landlord is self-represented. A volunteer is needed to represent Client at her hearing.