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We entered into contract to rent a mobile home with an agreement to provide labor to repair a mold issue. We were told in the initial walk through that issue was in 1 bathroom and in a kitchen cabinet connected to the molded area. After we moved in we realized the problem was much worse than initially expected since it was also in the 2nd bathroom and the 2nd bedroom. A materials list was discussed but the materials were never provided. In an addendum it is stated that rent is to be temporarily wuth held until the issue was fixed. We have still not recieved materials and were recently told that it was our responsibility. We came to a verbal agreement to leave the premises by the 1st of June. After this agreement was made we were approached again asking for our mailbox key. I was waiting for my check to come and refused. The day after we were given a notice of eviction for failure to pay rent. Then 3 days later served with papers that we were being sued for life of the lease and damages. Since the lawsuit was filed our application for another apartment was denied. Was it legal for them to file this suit while we are still present in the residence and have yet been heard in court for the eviction? Also is it legal for them to video record our interactions in my residence without permission and is it possible to ask to view these recordings as they support our case? Is there any recourse action that I can take? Can I counter sue?