I'm a Section 8 landlord and my tenant caused major damage to the unit. What recourse do I have against the tenant?


If a tenant caused major damage to the unit, the lease agreement should have bound the tenant to certain obligations to maintain the unit. Assuming that the lease agreement was between the owner and the tenant, the owner should have plenty of legal protection.

We would recommend you contact an attorney to get more specific, actionable advice.

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