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This is damages to his business - not the room I rented, which I left clean and undamaged, he even gave me my deposit back. However, I'm still hearing from a trusted friend that he's out for blood and just wants to try and ruin me financially and my friend says he's seen the legal paperwork that's been drawn up against me but everything about if he's actually going to go ahead with this still seems up in the air.The man is a complete bully, he's incredibly angry that I reported him to the council.
I've also been told he only want's the take me to court as I won't be able to afford to defend myself and he'll win as a result.
Would I be able to claim costs if I won?
What grounds would he be likely to use to sue me for defamation considering I reported him for violations to the authority?I get the impression he would probably lie.Would it be at all concerning to a court that he was just trying to sue me out of revenge?
Wouldn't this fall under Abuse of Process? I've got correspondence between me and my friend that states he wants to destroy me and that it's not about the money.I also feel the only reason (other than his jaw dropping unprofessionalism) he's only speaking to me via my friend is to avoid giving me grounds for a harassment claim.