In 2009 I let a friend move in because he was homeless. He agreed to get a job, but he never did. He never paid a dime of rent or utilities like agreed, and when I tried to kick him out, he threatened suicide. So I let him stay from January to September. Finally, I couldn't take it anymore. He was abusive and kept saying he was going to kill himself, and I couldn't afford to pay for the apartment by myself anymore, so I got evicted. I moved in with my mother.
Now, can I take him to court to get my money back?
There were over $1000 damages to the apartment we lived in that I am still paying on. (I will finish paying next week)
I have all documentation that he lived there. However, the agreement to pay rent was a verbal contract. He was NOT on the lease, but his mail and bills came to the address.
What do I need to ensure I will win my money back?
Do I have a case? Do you think I can get some money back?