CanI be evicted for going into the manager’s office and filing a complaint against another tenant for physically attacking my daughter?

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CanI be evicted for going into the manager’s office and filing a complaint against another tenant for physically attacking my daughter?

After another tenant in our building physically attacked my daughter, I called the police and went into the office to complain. Naturally I was upset and I when I got into the office the other party was there accusing me of attacking them. This made me more upset so my voice was loud and I did use profanity. Can I be evicted for going I to complain while I was upset?

Asked on January 12, 2012 under Real Estate Law, California

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

There is always the possibility that the landlord or property manager may seek to evict you for your conduct with respect to the incident that you are writing about soon after your daughter was attacked by a tenant in the apartment complex that you reside in.

However the likelihood of that happening given the fact that the incident was reported to law enforcement is not likely in my opinion based upon my experience in representing landlords in similar situations.  You naturally were upset over what happened to your daughter. The landlord is probably more concerned about your demands as to safety issues in the complex with respect to you and your daughter.


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