1. Keep notes about what happened

It can take a long time to deal with a situation that involves . As time goes on, you and the landlord might not remember everything that has happened. It is a good idea to have notes and other records of what happened and what was said.

You might want to keep a notebook to write down what you and the landlord said to each other. Or you might keep notes some other way. Make notes as soon as possible and include the date and time that events or conversations happened.

If possible, have a friend or other person with you, who can be a witness if you need one later.

Keep copies of your rental application and any communication you have with the landlord. Keep copies of any letters, e-mails, text messages, and advertisements or listings about the place.

If the landlord told you the place was no longer available, you might want to check to see if it’s still listed for rent, or get a friend to ask about it.

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