My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Kentucky
In 2013, I moved into a certain apartment. About a year or so into my tenancy there, it became clear to me that my landlord was seriously mentally disturbed. The first indication was that my toilet had overflowed and flooded my apartment, and instead of cleaning up the mess, he started yelling at me and pressuring me to do it. He would visit me daily to yell at me, he would scream at me over the phone, and even leave messages on my voicemail to clean up the mess. When I reminded him that it was his responsibility to clean it up he just kept screaming at me to do it. He was essentially stalking me.
After this situation was over, he started visiting my apartment just to harass me and physically assault me. Sometimes he would bring a friend of his over to harass me and physically assault me. I called the police on him numerous times but was never able to get the police to come and assist me.
While he was doing these things, it was evident that he was more than just a bad person, but he had certain facial expressions and physical tics that indicated that he was mentally ill. I don't know for sure, but I have a suspicion that he has a life-long history of mental health issues and has possibly been diagnosed by a psychiatrist and prescribed psychiatric medications or even been committed to a mental institution.
It has been years since I moved out of that apartment, so I think it is probably too late to press any direct legal charges against my landlord for his actions. But that is not the purpose of my post. My concern now is that after reflecting on his treatment of me, I feel that it's not a good idea for a clearly mentally ill man to be renting out apartments to people. The relationship between landlord and tenant is inherently – for lack of a better term – an intimate relationship. This landlord knew where I lived, had a key to my home and could technically enter it anytime he wanted, he knew my phone number, where I worked, my daily schedule, etc. I feel that for a landlord to have so much access and influence over people's personal lives, that landlord, at a bare minimum, ought to be in his right mind. And any landlord who is now in his right mind shouldn't be eligible to be a landlord.
What I am trying to accomplish is to know if there is any laws or regulations against seriously mentally ill people being able to rent apartments. If so, I would like to take action against my former landlord to prohibit him from continuing to rent apartments. If I could somehow prove that he has a history of serious mental illness, could I somehow take away his right to rent apartments? Any advice is appreciated.