Suppose there is a HYPOTHETICAL situation
when moving out my landlord comes with a security guard (hired for that purpose), is yelling at me with pointing her finger at my face (like 1 inch away) and refuses to return 6000 from deposit claiming (falsely) that I did something wrong in the kitchen, then tells me to give her the keys
-(me) give me my deposit
-(landlord) give me my keys
-(me) first the deposit then keys
-(landlord) So you are stealing my keys.
-(me) You want to steal my money.
(landlord)calls the police.
While waiting she pushes me in the shoulder (the security sees and does nothing, but I alert him: sir, she just pushed me)
Police arrives. The exact same scene repeats. Police office tells me to give her the keys, get the rest of the deposit back and solve the problem later through court (if I want). I give in the keys.
Next day, from home, I send her an email in English saying:
I know you most probably don’t believe in God, but be sure, in one way or another He will punish you for your lying and stealing my money (We both know I didn’t brake anything…) unless, of course, you repent and change.
Yesterday I agreed and left because I didn’t want to see you anymore, it made me feel sick.
However, I have forgiven you already, and honestly wish you to become a better person. Just try not to steal, lie, or badmouth others again.
God bless you,
Then in several days I receive and official mail demanding an official letter of apology threatening to sue me for slander (stealing, lying) and write letters to the Taiwanese schools I am applying as well as the Taipei Office in the country I am from, telling them no to give me Taiwan scholarship.
I end up writing a letter:
Dear Ms. NAME
First of all, I would like to thank you very much for letting me rent a room in your house.
I want to sincerely apologize for all the misunderstanding.
What I wanted to say was “I am not sure whether your keeping a part of the deposit is duly justified” but due to cultural differences and my poor knowledge of Chinese, I may have expressed it in a way which is inappropriate in Taiwan. If it was so, I am very sorry.
I doubt it is a satisfying. But I also think that she might want a letter of apology to have another file which is “He himself confirms!!!” thus it is dangerous to write anything concrete.
Landlord seems to be acting inadequately and is known to have kicked tenants out before and have sued them.
- Security agent hired by her
- 2 workers inside the house
- 2 police officers
- 2 neighbours in their rooms.
In this HYPOTHETICAL situation, how can one defend oneself (if one doesn’t want any compensation from the landlord or even the money back, just wants to be left alone). Thank you.