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Overcharging roommate?

Posted by david on December 23, 2000 at 12:26:34:

The new change to the code regadring the amount a tenant can charge a roommate is very black and white.

Situation #1: An apartment has 3 bedrooms, 3 guys on the lease. One guy has the really big bedroom and agrees to pay more than one third of the rent. He moves out of the apartment, a new guy moves in. Does this mean that the new guy in the really big bedroom can now only be charged one third?

Situation #2: A senior citizen on Social Security, or a person with a disability, living alone in an apartment. The social security check is less than the rent or equal to or slightly more than the rent.He or she cannot afford the rent, utilities, food, medicine, on the fixed income of social security and thus takes in a border or roommate. He charges the roommate more than half out of absolute neccesity, in order to simply survive and keep a roof over his head, and eat, and buy medicine, keep the lights on, keep the phone on.

These people now risk losing there homes?

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