A tenant friend brought a case against the landlord regarding construction being done in the apartment which is affecting the children medically. The landlord resides in another country - Pakistan, I think. The landlord had a non-attorney friend representing her at mediation. The non-attorney friend has no authority to arrange alternative accommodation but did have a document authorizing her to speak for the landlord is not a PoA. The case has not yet gone before the Judge. The case is being continued. Are there any laws that pertain to non-resident landlords? I remember a similar case where the landlord lived in Texas and the Judge insisted that she return and appear before him.
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The landlord must hire an attorney to represent him or her in court or appear him or herself. I would force the landlord to appear.