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Old 04-04-2017, 11:23 AM
 
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In the zoo in which I live - a small 3BR / 1BA house (one-story, no basement, just a crawl space) with 11 current occupants - we have a new arrival. The proud mom lives in the house intermittently with her boyfriend (the person to whom we pay rent - not to be confused with the absentee owner/landlord - is her father) and apparently she owns a condo in the area, splitting her time between the two homes.

She had been away for six months, and her return was expected, while the newborn in tow was not.

So now in addition to the usual zoo life, there is a screaming baby in the overcrowded house.

Is a rent discount appropriate in a situation like this?
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:30 AM
 
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If the other renters dont get a whiner discount because you live there, I dont see how theres a screaming baby discount.
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:38 AM
 
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If the other renters dont get a whiner discount because you live there, I dont see how theres a screaming baby discount.

??? ??? ??? ??? I never whine in the house, so why would the other renters even consider such a thing? If I were a whiner I would have reported the overcrowding long ago. I shut up and pay my rent on time.
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:47 AM
 
Location: NYPD"s 30th Precinct
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Wait what? You split a 3 bedroom/1 bath house with 10 other people?? Odds are very good that you're violating local ordinances with that many people.

That being said, unless your lease specifically says that there will be no crying babies, then no, you have no recourse.
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:51 AM
 
Location: BNA
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No one is forcing you to live there, dude/dudette.

If you're going to describe a living situation as a "zoo" with an average of 4 people per bedroom and 1 bath and then ***** about a crying baby as being a sort of tipping point—well, that's on you.

I mean, what do you expect?
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Old 04-04-2017, 11:52 AM
 
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Wait what? You split a 3 bedroom/1 bath house with 10 other people?? Odds are very good that you're violating local ordinances with that many people.

That being said, unless your lease specifically says that there will be no crying babies, then no, you have no recourse.

Of course we are violating local ordinances. Like I'm going to complain and write my own ticket to homelessness?

An estimated 12,000 households in this county are doubled-up, overcrowded, or living in substandard housing. The last three houses in which I lived were overcrowded. Very common in these parts, homeless camps as well.

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Old 04-04-2017, 11:52 AM
 
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I shut up and pay my rent on time.
As long as you are willing to live in illegal housing, I suggest you continue.
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Old 04-04-2017, 12:15 PM
 
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As long as you are willing to live in illegal housing, I suggest you continue.

I'm willing to live in illegal housing at the right price, This thread is an attempt to find the right price.
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Old 04-04-2017, 12:45 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I'm willing to live in illegal housing at the right price,
This thread is an attempt to find the right price.
It's whatever it comes out to @ one person per bedroom...
and using no more than 25% of their NET income to do it with (including the utilities).

ie... one weeks pay covers all the monthlies
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Old 04-04-2017, 12:53 PM
 
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You could try to slip her some money to spend more time at her condo. Not even kidding.

Other than that, buy some earplugs
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