Do I have any legal obligation to pay rent where I was evicted?
05/14/2007 - Landlord Tenant - State: MI #4709
Over 2 years ago, I was renting a room from my cousin and she illegally evicted me by changing the locks without giving me any prior written notice of an eviction. She now claims I owe her for 6 weeks of unpaid rent. The illegal eviction took place April 12, 2005, leaving me homeless when I got out of residential rehab April 26, 2005. Do I have a legal obligation to her?
I am unable to provide legal advice on personal obligations. Generally, if back rent is owed, an improper eviction won't relieve the debt, however, it may be offset by expenses owed the tenant as a result of the illegal eviction.
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05/14/2007 - Category: Landlord Tenant - State: MI #4709
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