Suit for past rent

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Country: United States of America
State: California

I lived with someone for a year and they never paid rent, now they are suing me for the month they stayed after I moved out. Can I sue them for the half of the rent they didn't pay for that whole year?


Yes--Based on what you say here, you could probably file suit against him (or at least threaten to do so) in small claims court or in regular court; filing in small claims court is easier and requires no could try to collect all of the costs and damages that you suffered due to his behavior...