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What does renter harassment
The techniques that are used to harass and expel renters vary based on locale and applicable law. The following kinds of events are often seen in cases of renter harassment. Note that anonymity and uncertainty, or even confusion, are major components of the techniques that are used to move you out of your home. Here is a short list:
There are also legal ways you can be moved out. For example, in some cases where renter harassment does not work, developers or real estate speculators may simply attempt to gently persuade your landlord to sell the property that is your home. Complaints to your landlord, to Parking Enforcement, and to police can be a way to soften up your landlords for a sale. In effect, complaints to your landlords may be a tactic used to weary them into selling a house they would rather keep. Depending on the circumstances at play, the "improper interference" of a third party in a contract between landlord and tenant may constitute a claim for damages on the grounds of tortious interference.
Renter harassment attempts to create discomfort, to make you uncomfortable in your home. It is often an attempt to intimidate, even to frighten you out of your home.
Harassment expresses dynamics of power in a situation in which the harasser asserts his power over others he or she perceives as weak or vulnerable. Those who use harassment to gain their ends in the community often seem to believe, or at least to justify their wrongdoing based on the belief, that renters are part of an underclass not deserving of the rights enjoyed by those whose home is mediated by mortgage agreement.
If you're looking at this website, chances are you value your civil rights. And this is exactly why renters should assert their rights when nasty neighbors make a project of harassing them or when real estate speculators decide that they can make more money off of a neighborhood that doesn't include the renters who have lived there for years. The easier it is for profiteers to force people out of their homes, the more it becomes business as usual to do so.
A contract is a contract. As for civil rights and liberties, they belong to all of us.