What is the name of your state? Missouri
This landlord purchase this duplex complextion on Nov. 20th 2006. Day one i was working and received a call from my neighbor of new owner was trying to get in place(had notification besides from neighbor at the time). He had popped in later in day no problem wanting to look around and asked "any problems" I proceede to tell him about refrig. leaking been doing for awhile and showed the water pressure in kitchen is not good like bathroom is. Also, asked him if he knew my storage building i built(have receipts too) did not come in the sale? he said no, know i believe he is going to try that too if he can play like this with my rights.
Then showed up again on the 25th and told me my lease(which do not have any longer lived here for almost 7 yrs. now) had stated rent is due on the 21st i suppose at this point he was expected me to pay again for nov. rent. I told him always paid by 5th. Then he came over again on the 27th giving a 7 day notice to vacate(only typed on computer with very big letters) I had called him on cell phone and said why eviction he claimed owe back rent(he had told neighbor because of dog was looking for home long before he came do not have any longer). I proceeded to let him know he is violating my rights at this time and do not owe you rent i paid last landlord on the 5th. Also, mentioned he does not have a right to enter premises without notice(reason mentioned because he said he could and laughing) told him too i do not find any humor in this matter, mentioned he needs to look up landlord/tenants rights.
Next, my son was here and he served my son with a 30 days noticed on dec. 8th this time with a witness signature(he did tell me before that he had partner and asked to speak to him and he would not tell me but a first name and no way to contact) also no reason why eviction which i believe i read he does not have to. He did accept my rent in Dec. and did not to this day accept my rent for jan. instead on the 31st of jan. was served court papers.
Questions are if you would give advice on. Do i need a lawyer and if so could i request for appointed attorney(i cannot afford one)? What i can expect if i do not win or if i do win? how long could they give me? How does deposit work when landlord sells out like this?
Hope you don't be too harsh on me
ThanksWhat is the name of your state?