A little over a month ago, the landlord came barging over and seemed pissed. He cornered my grandfather and said if he didn't start paying him $35 for his son to come over and mow our lawn, then everyone would be kicked out. He said there would be no more free lawn mowing--which we never asked any of them to do in the first place. We have a lawn mower but we were waiting to get a gas can. The next few days it rained, so obviously we couldn't mow the lawn. I guess this didn't matter to him, because he had a police officer come over with papers on May 9th saying everyone had to get out by the first. I'm pretty sure that there needs to be at least a month notice, and that's only 3 weeks. I guess neither the landlord or the cop cared about this. It said on the paper that we had to find a lawyer that same day, so that would have been really hard, aside from the fact that we can't really afford one. We decided to start looking for a new place, and things were going alright. The landlord came banging on the door one day, and said he would have a guy come in and look at the house. He said he had already promised it to someone, but no one ever came to see the place. He recently admitted he wants his son to move in here, and that's why he wants us out. He was really rude and unreasonable, but we didn't react to him. The moving date was getting closer and we still couldn't find anywhere to go. It seemed like every apartment or house we looked at was too expensive, already taken, too far out of the way, etc. So my grandpa called the landlord and begged him to stay until July 1st. He consented to this and he thought he was doing us some big favor. My mom was in the background and she told him not to bother, that we would just keep looking for a place. The landlord called her a son of a bitch, said she never worked a day in her life (which isn't true at all), asked if we were on welfare (which we're not, but I don't see how that's any of his business), and so it was some more uncalled for crap. They seem to follow us everywhere--when we go somewhere, they are right there. They stare at our house for hours, come in the yard unexpectedly, look in the windows, have neighbors come over and tell them crap while they point and laugh over here....their grandkids came over on a 4 wheeler and broke something off the house and just left it there. This isn't the first time someone from their household has damaged the property over here. Oh, the reason he evicted us was for "filthy upkeep", which is so untrue. Sure, the house is old and in bad condition, but it is by no means filthy. I don't see how he would know the condition of the inside of the house, since he hasn't been in it for years. There's serious water damage to where rain is leaking in through the roof, there's paint peeling off the ceiling and brown spots that I believe are mold. I've had an adverse reaction to it, a combination of allergies and skin problems. The wall in the attic caved in, several windows are broken, and water backs up in the sink during laundry. He is fully aware of these problems, but fails to fix any of them. We received letters that said we have to be in court on the 19th. My mom was taking pictures of the house, inside and outside, to show what condition it's in. I don't think there's anything wrong with just taking pictures, apparently the landlord thinks there is. He said to my mother, something along the lines of, "What good is that going to do, you fucking mental case?" Again, unprovoked as usual...and this whole situation is frustrating beyond belief. So my questions are: can he get in trouble for slander and harassment? As it's only been verbal and there's not really proof, I'm not sure of the laws on that. Also, I was wondering what happens during an eviction case, and one of my friends said they usually rule in favor of the tenant, is that actually true? By no means do I want to stay here, but I already have a lot on my plate and I'm very worried and nervous about going to court. I don't like talking in front of people, and the whole situation is just very stressful. I'm sorry this was so long winded, I just wanted to make everything clear. Thanks to anyone who reads this, even if you didn't read the whole thing...I'm mostly looking for advice on the last part.