My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Georgia
Okay, here's the problem. I am a 26 year old adult, and my mother's fiance' wanted me to move in and float his mortgage for him by paying him rent to live in said mortgaged property, so that he could move out to live with my mother. My mother seems to have..."Control Issues" as I will call it. Anyways, I told the fiance' when I first moved in that if he did not have a written lease for me to sign when he moved out, that I would not be staying there when he moved, end of discussion. He told me he would have a written lease made up long before he moved out, which he has not, to this day shown me or had me sign. True to my word, when he moved out, so did I. I have rent reciepts current up-to-date of me moving out. I moved out 3 days before the month I had paid rent for was up. Not to mention, I gave him a $25 Bonus for letting me stay there, which he has yet to cash the check, one that I handed to him personally.
Now, my mother is flipping out, sending me emails, and until I dropped my Phone Service, kept trying to call my phone, harrassing me about "Violating an Oral Lease I had with him and that if I do not pay him for the extra month, I owe him for, he will take it to civil court, and they will rule in favor of the one that followed the law". He has camera's on the house, so I know the camera's caught the footage of the day I moved out. (He's a bit paranoid of his neighbors)
I am of the opinion, that since I signed no lease here, and I waited 6 months for said lease, still emptyhanded, I had waited quite a reasonable time before moving out due to him refusing to print up a lease for me to sign. I would think that a Landlord refusing to produce a written lease would seem underhanded. Not to mention the demands of "Absolutely no guests" and insisting that I not only clean up my messes(Not a problem to begin with), but his and his Dog's as well. I agreed to be a tenant, not a "Man-Maid that pays rent to be a Maid" (More respectful term than what we would call the same in Atlanta). So, I think he was being unreasonable with, not only his refusal to produce a written lease, but also the "No Guests" policy, and me cleaning up his messes.
Whose case would hold up in court here? His: Defendant owes Plaintiff Extra Month Rent. or Mine: Defendant owes nothing due to no written lease..... I want this guy to quit harrassing me, but I need a case before I can actually tell him off.