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Re: Roommate want her apartment back!

Posted by Dawn on December 04, 2000 at 16:13:17:

In Reply to: Roommate want her apartment back! posted by Betty on December 04, 2000 at 03:28:54:

Is the apartment rent-stablized? Whose name is on the lease? Was the landlord aware of your living arrangement? Has the owner accepted checks or payments in your name? If so, that could be construed as a business relationship with the landlord and may be your ticket to keeping the place. What was the oral agreement about? That if she asked for it back, you'd have to go? An option would be to ask the roommate for the place and maybe pay her off. The other option is to go to the landlord and if you have a good relationship with the landlord, perhaps something could be arranged. If the roommate is using the place once a week, does she still get mail there? Is it her primary residence? If it isn't, then there's another reason the landlord could use to take the apartment from her. BE careful with this, because either way, you could still end up losing a home. The only angle I see here is if the landlord has been accepting payment from you directly and for some time, then you have the business relationship angle in your favor. Try to work things out with the roommate. See what can be worked out.

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