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Soldier Can't Stay in Wife's Apartment

Posted by on Dec. 12, 2014 at 8:56 PM
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lollip0p
by Ruby Member on Dec. 12, 2014 at 8:58 PM

Why would the rent go up if he was on the lease? I've never heard of that. Bizarre...

Jblb
by Emerald Member on Dec. 12, 2014 at 8:58 PM
That's weird.
the_dude
by abides on Dec. 12, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Central, SC (WHNS) — A soldier returning home for the holidays to see his wife and newborn baby in Central, South Carolina is being kicked out of his wife’s apartment after the landlord said he is overstaying the time allowed for visitors.

Sergeant William Bolt is stationed in Missouri, but his wife has been in Central. She gave birth to their daughter two weeks ago.

Bolt said the landlord at The Groves apartment complex in Central told him he had overstayed, saying visitors are not allowed to stay in the apartments past seven days, per the agreement signed by Bolt’s wife, Lily.

“I’m stationed in Missouri and we haven’t seen each other in six months. What’s the problem with me staying and visiting with my wife?” Bolt said.

The landlord, whose name is Chuck, told FOX Carolina he enforces that rule for all his tenants.

Since Bolt’s name is not on the lease, even though he is a spouse visiting, the landlord said he is not allowed to stay. Bolt said the landlord threatened to press charges and double his wife’s rent if he stayed.

“He stated to me that he didn’t care about our situation, he didn’t care about me being in the military,” Bolt said

Bolt said his wife is a Clemson University student and new mom. He fears she could be evicted.

FOX Carolina showed the agreement to an attorney, who said that provision is vaguely written, and said the landlord would have a hard time pressing charges, since the person visiting is the tenant’s husband.

Elyce225
by Emerald Member on Dec. 12, 2014 at 9:01 PM
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Ok, I don't see a problem.

They are not above the rules because he is military.
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macbudsmom
by Ruby Member on Dec. 12, 2014 at 9:02 PM
The housing is geared towards college students and the initial paperwork and lease state that the rent is based per person.

Quoting lollip0p:

Why would the rent go up if he was on the lease? I've never heard of that. Bizarre...

Jasminemomof3
by Mrs. Ali on Dec. 12, 2014 at 9:02 PM

the landlord is a crock of BS!!!!

Elyce225
by Emerald Member on Dec. 12, 2014 at 9:02 PM

The landlord said if he stays without being on the lease he will double her rent.

Quoting lollip0p:

Why would the rent go up if he was on the lease? I've never heard of that. Bizarre...

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lollip0p
by Ruby Member on Dec. 12, 2014 at 9:03 PM

Then they need to stick to the rules they agreed to. If they didn't want that problem they could have got a different apartment.

Quoting macbudsmom: The housing is geared towards college students and the initial paperwork and lease state that the rent is based per person.
Quoting lollip0p:

Why would the rent go up if he was on the lease? I've never heard of that. Bizarre...


slb235
by Grammar Police on Dec. 12, 2014 at 9:03 PM
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I thought this post had something to do with the Third Amendment...

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Dec. 12, 2014 at 9:03 PM

One the comments someone was suggestion it might be student/subsidized housing which bases the rent off of the tenants income.

While I think he is being a hard ass OP, SHE signed the lease stating there were to be no visitors longer than 7 days, a strange thing to do when married. She is the only one on the lease. If it were me, I'd make sure my husband is on the lease. However apparently she is benefiting financially from not having him on there....you can't have it both ways.

Many people live together, without marriage. What of all the people that are going to try to move their boyfriends in when they are not on the lease ect?

Quoting lollip0p:

Why would the rent go up if he was on the lease? I've never heard of that. Bizarre...


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