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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ghrit, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

  2. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    They are righting a terrible wrong ,tennants through no fault of their own were being held responsible for irresponsible landlords.(Tennants were paying their rents on time; and the landlord was witholding his mortgage payments).
  3. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    If a mrtgage co. is going to evict renters, then they should have to buy out the lease for whatever time is remaining on the lease.
  4. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    What if the lender goes belly up, do I have to still pay my mortgage :D
  5. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    That just might happen yet.
  6. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    I learned a hard lesson in something similar some years back. Had a high school buddy who moved to a second house, and still kept the rent up on the first one. I 'subletted' from him.

    After about eight months, the landlord comes by wondering where all the 'back rent' was? Turns out my 'buddy' had become a coke-head, and wasn't paying the rent! I unknowingly was paying his coke bill, instead of the house rent!
    So, guess who had to fork over....

    I moved then, and haven't talked to that 'friend' since - figured beating the money out of him would just cause me more grief I didn't need.

    I am mighty glad I have NO mortgage. As long I can pay the property taxes, I'll have a place to live.
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