Am I Living in an Illegal Sublet?
I rent a house. I have been in that house for over a year now. For the most part, the rent is very reasonable and the landlord is a gracious person. On a couple of occasions, we had a bad misunderstanding with the landlord, but that is a different issue. Over the last year or so, there have been several times when I have called to check on the status of the apartment, only to hear that the apartment had been vacated.
There have been several times where I have called a landlord’s attention to these reports, only to be told that the apartment was rented on the date that it was supposed to be rented and that they would be calling me back shortly.
On one occasion, I called, made a small, polite request and was left on hold for what seemed like an eternity after being put on speaker phone with a woman in another city who was supposed to be on the line with me. When she finally answered the phone, I asked if the apartment had been vacant for over a month and her response was along the lines of “I don’t know.” When I asked for an update on the status of the apartment, she was still unable to answer the question.
It seems that the landlord cannot keep the property or has rented the property several days after the term has begun, which is a crime in my city.
I live less than a mile away, so if this is indeed a problem, I would be willing to move out to be closer to where the landlord works, if that is an option.
I would absolutely pay the rental to be moved. In fact, I would be willing to pay the full amount.
Also, my mother (and I) would be willing to move in and look after the child. I am perfectly comfortable parenting the child. In fact, I have no problems with him at all! If this is not a problem, then I would gladly move out to save my landlord money.
There is nothing wrong with renting, as long as it doesn’t affect other people’s rights. If this is a landlord issue, I would ask the landlord to find out the truth of things. I would expect this to