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  05/02/18, 1:01 pm
My former landlords requested that I leave personal property at their rental, until a more convenient time to discuss the matter, in two separate conversations. Without warning or contact, the landlords maliciously destroyed and disposed of that property, while the rent for that month was paid. They are still in possession of several flagstone pieces worth hundreds of dollars. Can I send a bill for the destroyed property, as well as the return or purchase of the remaining flagstone? If the personal property was also a business asset, does that affect the situation? During this time, the landlords attempted intimidation via threats of litigation and a third party representative. They also attempted extortion, demanding over $800 for 'repair' of two mini blinds, that they declined to replace when notified of wear and tear on cords, that were 8-12 years old. They successfully collected rent for 'lost income' while simultaneously collecting extra rent from the new tenants. This seems illegal, is it?
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Kevin Neiman Says:

May 08,2018 12:07 PM

When your personal property is damaged due to your landlord's actions, you may be able to sue your landlord to recover money. Generally, this requires proving that the damage was caused because your landlord had a duty to maintain something and failed to live up to that duty, causing damage to your property. In most cases, you will sue your landlord for property damage in small claims court; however, if the damages are significant, you may need to hire an attorney.

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