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What to do when landlord gets physically violent

Discussion in 'Other Residential Landlord & Tenant Issues' started by Brandon M Vanlieshout, May 29, 2020.

  1. Brandon M Vanlieshout

    Brandon M Vanlieshout Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Hello. I'll try and make this short. I was a couple days late on my rent and my landlord came over, opened my window and told me to, "get my a@@ to the door".
    I opened it and he grabbed me by the neck and choked me. He has been harassing me too, cussing me too through texts. What can I do? Thank you for any input
     
  2. Zigner

    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    Wow! You should do the same thing you'd do for ANY person who grabbed you by the neck and choked you...CALL THE POLICE!
    I can't believe you came to an internet forum before doing that...

    As for the texts: Block him.
     
  3. Brandon M Vanlieshout

    Brandon M Vanlieshout Law Topic Starter New Member

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    He's in his 80's. I guess I felt bad.
     
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    Zigner Well-Known Member

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    Do 80 year old fingers choke you less?
     
  5. mightymoose

    mightymoose Moderator

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    Why in the world did you not immediately call police? Did anyone witnesses this?

    You can still report it, and should, and can get a restraining order to compel the landlord to stay away.

    That said- you need to start looking for somewhere new to live. This will only deteriorate more.
     
  6. Brandon M Vanlieshout

    Brandon M Vanlieshout Law Topic Starter New Member

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    no but I'm a big guy and I wanted to crush him but..
    I'll take your advice.
    Thank you
     
  7. Brandon M Vanlieshout

    Brandon M Vanlieshout Law Topic Starter New Member

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    Thank you and I will and yes my gf saw it.
     
  8. Disabled Vet

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    Don't touch him.... Have your gf record it and call the police. There has to be more to this then a couple days late on rent.
     

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