TL;DR – landlord tries to bully me into signing a new lease when I’m legally entitled to just continue month-to-month. I choose to leave instead, so the landlord tries to screw me to repair damages incurred before I even moved in, and those that another tenant in the same apartment caused after I left. I provide evidence that it couldn’t have been me, and challenge them to take me to court. They crawl back under their rock and are never heard from again.
(1) I have to sign a year-long lease or leave my apartment? Okay. But don’t blame me when things go wrong. : MaliciousCompliance
Thank you, OP for your post.