Dear Slumlord started with one tenant, one landlord, and a lawyer with the desire to help. After months of getting jerked around by the landlord, the tenant asked their friend, a lawyer, if they could help. The lawyer researched the law and took the case. Using the law, the lawyer convinced the landlord to pay up, and the concept for Dear Slumlord was born. Dear Slumlord started as a grassroots kind of way to push back against the slumlords in New York City. Since then, Dear Slumlord helped dozens of tenants get their deposits back in all sorts of situations. We've taken on the toughest landlords and won. Today, we have expanded into a team of lawyers from New York to Washington state.