What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)? NY
This is all REALLY HAPPENING TO ME and I'm terrified and STUCK!
I just moved into my first single apartment on the first floor private back porch entry (Signed a year lease, due to expire end of April 2011). Strange things have been happening since I moved in: 1) I had a towel hanging on a hook that was being moved to a rod that was uncomfortably out of reach for me) on 3 different occasions. I told the landlord I thought someone was coming in and out and asked for the locks to be changed. 2) things started disappearing from my apartment (favorite long green dress, necklace, scarf) 3) There were two separate occasions where a stand man appeared at our apartment front door "looking for someone" - immediately I called the cops after the 2nd time. 4) I live in a very upscale neighborhood so I left my car keys behind my tire for my friend to watch my cat (came back to find the keys put where my friend said he had left them) but my GPS was stolen as well as the change in my car. 5) I found a strange in my car that day that ended up being the key to the front of the apartment building. (told the landlord and he said it was me being paranoid 6) Several days later I wake up to footprints in the snow outside of my bedroom window. (call the cops) 7) show the landlord the prints and he makes up excuses (guys taking electric reads) when clearly the prints out dead center in front of my bedroom window where there are no meters. 8) I heard from my friend who use to live in the building that the girl before use to say strange/creepy things were going on, so I reached out to her via facebook. Found out, she went through the same thing I am going through - footprints in snow, jewelery boxes were stolen (but cops said there was no break and entry), and she actually saw the man one morning at her back screen. She broke the lease and lied to the landlord and said she was moving out of state (paid him 1100)- when I asked my landlord about the girl before me saying she thought there was a "creeper" he said absolutely NOTHING 9) I woke up another morning to more footprints in the snow outside of my apartment.
I wrote this all up to the landlord and told him I am leaving. I can't sleep and I really am afraid for my life. This has effected me in a lot of ways. The cops won't do anything and he won't either. He told me if I get someone to move in, he would let me go. (when I told him today I had a nice couple to move in, he said absolutely no because they may have two cars and or use up too much hot water). (To me that may be grounds for discriminating but I am no lawyer). So unless I find a single female, that I am willing to put in this same situation (I'm not) I am stuck for another 4 months. I really need help! I don't know what to do at this point.