need attny for slum lord
stuck

Burlington, IA

#1 Jan 29, 2013
Can anyone recommend an attorney in who will consult for free and is good at dealing with a local slum lord housing rental agency?
anonymous

United States

#2 Jan 29, 2013
I don't know of any. Back in may or june my husband and I were looking for the same thing. We had some issues with the company we were renting from, and we couldn't even get people to speak up about their past experiences with this company. To do anything worth while even, it must be done in full force, with multiple proven points showing that this company is a "slum lord" agency. I wish you nothing but the best of luck, you're not alone with this situation in Springfield. Just know it does get better!
the real guest

Ridgedale, MO

#3 Jan 30, 2013
Read your rental agreement very closely. You'll have to prove that your landlord violated it. Then you'll have to prove that you were damaged and the extent of that damage.

Not an easy thing to do, plus an attorney will cost you at least a couple thousand. And if you lose, you could be charged with his attorney's fees and costs.

Have you considered just moving somewhere else? That might be the easiest thing to do.
stuck

United States

#4 Jan 30, 2013
the real guest wrote:
Read your rental agreement very closely. You'll have to prove that your landlord violated it. Then you'll have to prove that you were damaged and the extent of that damage.
Not an easy thing to do, plus an attorney will cost you at least a couple thousand. And if you lose, you could be charged with his attorney's fees and costs.
Have you considered just moving somewhere else? That might be the easiest thing to do.
Yes thank you. I know what I'm dealing with, just need a good attny. I have everything I need to prove I was scammed and the paper trail is intact. I even have them on tape. there are multiple reports from others in the BBB and it sickens me to read the agent's replies. They are con artists.
the real guest

Ridgedale, MO

#5 Jan 31, 2013
Well, if you want to spend $2000+ to possibly collect a few hundred, go ahead. If it was me, I'd just move and say lesson learned.
stuck

United States

#6 Jan 31, 2013
the real guest wrote:
Well, if you want to spend $2000+ to possibly collect a few hundred, go ahead. If it was me, I'd just move and say lesson learned.
Again.. thank you. It is not a possibility. The lease has to be completed or they charge for the remainder, thus no choice but to use an atty. I am simply asking for a recommendation on who takes such cases, not for someone else to assume they know the story and what is best.

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