My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Washington State
My landlord ( mobile home lot ) Remember, I do own my home and I'm only renting the lot!! So, the laws are different! But anyways, I was 2 weeks late on my lot rent and my landlord took me to court, to recoup his late rent and fees. Can my landlord start a lawsuit and take me to court, without notifying me with a 5-day pay or vacate notice?
I'm being harassed by my landlord too much, in a past incident he has taken me to court for non payment, when I had paid. His manager he has working for him, took my rent money and never paid him or gave him my receipt of payment. So, of course the landlord started a lawsuit up in order for him to receive his payment. (that was already paid ) My landlord never asked me personally if I had paid or to see my receipt, he just assumed that I didn't pay. I found out from another neighbor that my name was listed in the lawsuit. The same manager didn't give us a summons, 5-day notices or anything indicating we had to show up for court and that there was a court order. So of course, I went to the manager and asked her what was going on and why there was a lawsuit against me. My manager told me, that I didn't have to show up because the lawsuit was dropped. (bullpucky, this was to save her but.) I found out later that, I was on the list still and it was never dropped.
I did show up for court and the court dismissed the lawsuit, because I was able to show them my receipts. ( also had to show the landlords attorney ) Luckily, I did show up for court. Same manager was responsible for the notices and sending the summons out. ( she did neither) I also was able to get her to admit to her wrong doing. Two weeks later, the manager and landlord was at my door apologizing for their mistake. Now, he's taken me to court again for being two weeks late? What kind of dude is this?
Do you see a lawsuit here? Can I go after the Landlord and Manager?