What to do when your tenant files a lawsuit?

by John Morey | Jun 03, 2015

Is your tenant suing you? Maybe this is a tenant still in possession of the rental, or maybe this is a former tenant who the sheriff removed from your rental. Either way, you want to make sure that you respond properly to the lawsuit, even if you think you did nothing wrong. Failing to timely respond to a lawsuit can result in a default being issued, and ultimately your tenant could get a judgment against you. It is important to file your response to the lawsuit as soon as possible so that you can preserve your ability to present defenses and argue your side of the case. 

Typical tenant claims involve habitability, retaliatory eviction, breach of lease, discrimination, libel/slander, wrongful eviction, breach of statutory duties, etc.  At the Morey Law Firm, P.A., we have the experience you need to decide your best course of action regarding a lawsuit against you. We can help guide you through each step of the litigation and discuss the best and most cost-effective approach for your case. Contact our office today via our website’s option for a free case review or by phone at (407) 426-7222(407) 426-7222.