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My rights as a tenant? Byeee BG Nassau, BA, Bahamas 5125 posts
20th Jun '12

*I am posting in abortion survivors, because I have had some recent issues with being attacked about my pregnancy/abortion.*



My life is in danger. The father of the baby is still after me, and more angry now than when I was pregnant. I had to change my number and shut down my facebook for a few days (then figured out I can block him). He is still driving past my friend's house and showing up at my house trying to find me. I am uncomfortable with this and plan to make another police report.



My lease ends November 1st. A social worker told me I should not have to pay anything to leave regarding the circumstances. Is this right? What can I do? I need to leave.

Laura Driessen 1 child; Emporia, Kansas 93 posts
20th Jun '12

Contact the Washington Apartment Association and explain the issue to them. In most cases of domestic violence or threat to life situations you do not have to pay termination fees.

Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
20th Jun '12

Maybe contact your landlord and explain to him the situation? I would imagine anyone would be sympathetic of the situation. I doubt he wants his house shot up.

Byeee BG Nassau, BA, Bahamas 5125 posts
20th Jun '12
Quoting Laura Driessen:" Contact the Washington Apartment Association and explain the issue to them. In most cases of domestic violence or threat to life situations you do not have to pay termination fees."


Thanks for this! I had never heard of them.

P E N I S Due February 27; 34 kids; Washington 13746 posts
20th Jun '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Loka Lokita:</b>" *I am posting in abortion survivors, because I have had some recent issues with being attacked about ... [snip!] ... told me I should not have to pay anything to leave regarding the circumstances. Is this right? What can I do? I need to leave."</blockquote>




I think it is but you need proof. if he's doing that and you're really in danger then call the police.

~*~ Nichole ~*~ 4 kids; Vancouver, Washington 11261 posts
20th Jun '12

You need to get a restraining order on him and then when you have legal proof that living where he can find you is a danger to your life you can break your lease.

~Elliott's.Mommy~ 1 child; 1 angel baby; Eugene, Oregon 3796 posts
20th Jun '12
Quoting ~*~ Nichole ~*~:" You need to get a restraining order on him and then when you have legal proof that living where he can find you is a danger to your life you can break your lease."


This!!

7 blessings so far.... Due February 3; 6 kids; Glen Burnie, Maryland 8799 posts
20th Jun '12
Quoting Loka Lokita:" Thanks for this! I had never heard of them."


also, some landlords will let you out of your lease if you can find someone to take over the remained of your time there.