Help recovering from slum lord

Me and my fiancee are thinking about suing my former landlord for lost wages moving expenses and such due to him breaking the lease and withholding security deposit…we have a go fund me page set up for family and friends to help us recover but are thinking of other ways

You need to be sure to check out tenant laws in Nebraska, most places have pretty strict laws that favor the tenants now. If what he did was illegal, then he is liable for expenses you incur and possible damages. You could see if there is a lawyer who has a free consultation and can review your situation. There are a lot of bad landlords out there and they stay bad because no one wants to fight for their rights as a tenant.

In OR, they have 30 days to get you an itemized list of why your security deposit was held. If they do not, they can be sued for up to 3x the amount. I don’t know what the laws are in your state.