Owner Liable for Self-Help Eviction

Owner Liable for Self-Help Eviction



Facts: A Section 8 resident signed a one-year lease, which required her to pay a security deposit and $465 each month. Shortly after moving in, the resident thought she heard bats in the walls of her unit.  She began to run the water for extended periods of time, including overnight, in an effort to scare the bats away. Also, at about the same time, the resident found the heat in her unit inadequate. To increase the heat, she turned on her gas stove and opened the oven door.

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