Being Evicted Because of MS

I can’t believe I’m being evicted because I have MS? My Landlord won’t listen to anything I have to say. All I hear from him is that he knows all about MS and that’s no excuse! Actually I haven’t violated the agreement so there has to be another reason. He never told me there were any problems and then he disposed of some of my personal property. Next came a plain piece of paper with a 7 day notice. Told him I wasn’t leaving, my rent is paid. Finally he is doing it legally. Looking for suggestions on fighting this in court. Can’t again Attorney.

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  • sara author
    2 years ago

    UPDATE:
    The eviction went through, in court I was found guilty! Judge finds all tenants guilty! Was given 7 days to remove my belongings. Landlord had destroyed so much more of my personal property by moving it from where it was to an area that floods and was sure to dump boxes over, uncover plastic tubs and didn’t use the covering that had been on it earlier.
    On the last night to remove everything landlord also committed BATTERY on me!!! Way? I’ll never know.. It’s been a week and he still hasn’t been arrested! Something smells very rotten to me? Guess in that county I don’t have any rights?. Even the Sheriff’s Dept. Is corrupt.

  • AnneW
    2 years ago

    Contact Farmers Home Administration.FMHA. They will tell you what you can do if they can’t help you.It’s worth a phone call.

  • potter
    2 years ago

    This may sound a little crazy but my husband watched the show Judge Judy and other court shows all the time. They are always asking people with unusual cases to call and see if they qualify to be on the show. Maybe you could get some of your money back and be reimbursed for your property. Potter

  • MS_Thang
    2 years ago

    Your local office of “Americans with Disabilities Act” (ADA) can help fight the eviction, if he is trying to use your disability to justify the notice.

  • sara author
    2 years ago

    MS_Thang
    I tried both the ADA and HUD but they didn’t help at all. Told me to go to Legal Aide. Legal Aide won’t help because I live in an RV that I own and pay to park and hook to utilities. They said I have to be in public housing to qualify. So I’m out of luck and he ecen destroyed more of my property that doesn’t have to be removed until the 5th if June. Somehow he is getting away with murder but if I don’t take every tiny piece of paper with me I can be fined by the county. What is wrong with this picture???
    I do have pictures by the way fir anyone that wants to see the destruction.

  • sara author
    2 years ago

    MS_ Thang,
    Thank you for the suggestion.
    I did file a complaint with the ADA immediately when this all started however, it takes weeks to find out if they can even help and if they can that takes even longer. No immediate helo available.

  • sara author
    2 years ago

    From what I’ve been through so far and what I’m facing when I have to go to court I now understand why so many MS patients commit suicide. There’s no one out there to defend me in court and help me stand up for my rights as a disabled senior. I’m so tired of fighting. Bedides no one cares anyway and just saying you care doesn’t cut it!
    I’m just so tired of fighting for nothing.

  • DonnaFA moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi again, sara, I know it feels that way, and I’m so sorry that it does. I do care, as does this community. Please reach out to NMMSS offers and/or matches you with legal services. Scroll down to the “Select Local Chapter” to find help in your area. Best of luck, and please keep in touch. -Warmly, Donna (MultipleSclerosis.net team)

  • DonnaFA moderator
    2 years ago

    I’m so sorry to hear that, Sara. We’ll be thinking about you and sending positive energy Please stay in touch and let us know how things work out for you. -Warmly, Donna (MultipleSclerosis.net team)

  • sara author
    2 years ago

    So far nothing has changed with the landlord. However I did get a visit from County Codes Enforcement telling me that it’s illegal to be here and LL cannot rent to anyone. If I stay I will be fined. I was told to leave asap.
    I’ve since relocated but most of my personal property is still there. I don’t have any way to move it or a place to put it yet.
    This whole thing has really thrown me. It will take awhile to recover.

  • DonnaFA moderator
    2 years ago

    Oh, goodness, Sara, was the property condemned? In that case, you may have rights, under your state’s version of The Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act, to recover some or all of the unexpired term of the lease and in some states relocation costs, especially if this presents a hardship for the renter (you). That should help you with the cost to recover your possessions. Do contact a real property attorney and/or the tenant rights agency in your municipality to check how the law is expressed in your state. I hope the law is favorable in your state and will see you into a new home with your possessions and your security. I’ll keep my fingers crossed! -Warmly, Donna (MultipleSclerosis.net team)

  • DonnaFA moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Sara,
    You may want to reach out to an MS Navigator, who will be able to connect you with support services in your area. I’m sending you all good wishes for a positive outcome. – Warmly, Donna (MultipleSclerosis.net team)

  • sara author
    2 years ago

    Donna, the prperty wasn’t condemned. I live in an RV that I own and paid rent to park it on my landlords property. He got upset because my Legal Aide Attorney contacted him to get more information needed in order to get food stamps. From then on things went bad. My Attorney never received the information she requested. The next day some of my property was missing.

  • sara author
    2 years ago

    Hi Donna,,
    Yes I did reach out to an MS Navigator. Unfortunately I found the experience disappointing.
    Right now I need an Attorney since Legal Aide can’t help..

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