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M. Tracy

Santa Cruz, CA
March 19th, 2021|

I had a co-tenant lease with two other housemates. In July, one housemate got sick with COVID, and the other moved out. My landlord nulled the lease while the housemate was in the hospital with COVID. Then the landlord proceeded to harass me while I was attempting to a find places to live, because I could not leave in 15 days like she wanted. She also broke into the house, without a 24-hour notice, and a week later she filed a UD lawsuit in retaliation because I had called the cops after she broke in. The court has not only made it more difficult for me, but actively given me less time to file a response and even sped up the jury trial I requested to be in a week. She is suing me for COVID-related debt owed by my housemates’ whom she let out of the lease. However, in her complaint, she pretends like it is an at-fault eviction without stating the fault so she can get it through the court.