Mexican renter intimidating landlord

We had a mouse problem that got pretty serious and though we asked for months for something to be done, but the landlord refused. Now the oven doesn't stop heating up when turned on. We told him about this and he said he would fix it if we paid him 0. My boyfriend tried speaking with him about not fulfilling his responsibilities as a landlord and that he fears we are living in an unsafe and dangerous environment.

His "shack" is where he comes to drink beer while he is out tending to his properties.

If the matter is decided in federal court, the judge may also award punitive damages to aggrieved persons.

The Federal Fair Housing Act, established in 1968, protects civil rights in housing and prohibits housing providers, including condominium associations, from denying housing to anyone based on \a person’s national origin, sex, race, religion, or color.

Further, HUD says that when she attempted to show the letter to the property owner, he refused to read it, threw the note on the floor, and yelled at the tenant to “get rid” of the animal or he would “get rid” of the tenant.

The owner later offered to let the tenant keep her support animal if she tripled her security deposit.

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