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My landlord is sexually harrassing us. We live in a 3br house and our landlord is odd man. We went 3 months without a fridge & washer. seemed nice at first but now he has started not doing repairs and has asked two of us out to dates. When we decline and we follow up with repair questions he says if we don’t like his work we can move out. It’s happened several times. The issue is I live in a major city and moving isn’t financially sound right now for me. How the heck do I deal with this.

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Use the city’s house inspection agency to request an inspection. If violations are found, they will fine the landlord for violations and request them to abate (fix) the issue. If no action is taken, there can be additional penalties. Call them today! You can also potentially receive a rent rebate by him not fulfilling his end of the lease. However, I’d start with the first step in this process. Also, there’s a lot of advice on the internet about withholding rent. That opens you up to litigation and potential fines from the landlord based on what’s in the lease that may require going to court to iron out. I’d go through the above route first.

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This is so incredibly illegal. See if there are any legal aid organizations nearby who will advise/represent y’all pro bono

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Oh wow, I think you need to contact an lawyer and get their opinion. This seems loaded and really could be a huge safety issue!

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Go on to the date!! Jk. Dont you guys have any lease agreement

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Put rent money in escrow

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I would document everything. This is way creepy.

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I’d seek professional counsel. He simply may not understand the weight of his words, however, if you’re unfamiliar with Miya Marcano in FL I’d look into it. You might want to take extra security measures in case asking out on a date progresses to something much worse.

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Document and sue

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You said 3 months without a FRIDGE? How did you manage that?

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We bought a mini fridge at our own expense

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Hopefully you’re documenting this and are in contact with a lawyer.

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Seek legal counsel. Most states have tenant’s rights laws including housing discrimination laws (which sexual harassment and retaliation may fall under depending on the state).

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I think you need to get out as soon as you can. Really look at your options- do you HAVE to stay in your city? Be in this neighborhood? Etc etc. This sounds like more stress than it’s worth and frankly this man has a key to your place which is scary.

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Bro…report his ass to the city there’s usually a place to call and report landlords. You can also tell him you can’t pay the rent due to covid and then see how he handles that

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Living it up in the city.

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Part of the crowd. The briefcase doesn't show in post details though.

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Interviewing with other companies on the down low...trying to keep my expectations in check that there's no "perfect job" ...#hopeful

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Which consulting firm is hiring??

I am in school (MBA) on Saturdays and travel during the week. Any tips to lead any sort of a life?

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How much does a strategy consultant make being promoted from an analyst? (No MBA)

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It’s ridiculous I’m the last one to arrive on site on my team at 7AM

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