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Landlord Harassment

Harassment is when a landlord uses aggressive methods such as fraud, coercion, or intimidation against the tenant, usually to force the tenant to move out or to refrain from pursuing any potential legal rights they may have against the landlord. Landlord harassment claims can be difficult to prove. Tenants should document each instance of landlord harassment, including the time and date it occurred as soon as possible after the harassment occurred. If possible, the tenant should try to videorecord the landlord’s harassing behavior by first notifying the landlord that the tenant will record the behavior, and then stating on the video that the landlord is being recorded. If a tenant feels that they are in physical danger, they should call the police and can also pursue a restraining order against their landlord.