Tenants Can't Sue Landlord for Rental Dispute in Federal Court

LVT Number: #24701

Tenants sued landlord and real estate broker in federal court, claiming civil rights violations based on fraud. They paid a broker's commission and nearly one year's rent in advance but didn't sign a lease or get a receipt for the payment. They said the unit turned out to be an illegal third apartment in a two-family dwelling and was infested with red ants. Their dispute with landlord escalated after several months, and landlord called the police at one point. The court dismissed the case.

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