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Old 08-08-2012, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Hollywood and Vine
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Everytime I post here my situation just gets worse and worse so Ill make it as short as I can ....

We've finally had a large enough pay cut that we now fall the below required rent amount to live here .
Office doesnt know this yet ,
Im 3 months into a 6 month lease. We've lived here two years ( for this job when it paid really well ) with no rent lateness.
We arent making it and I dont want an eviction at all.
We have an opportunity to go to a much better job in a neighboring state .
What would you do ?
We can legally get out of it by paying 1 1/2 times the next rent sept 1 ,we are paid up til then, but do not begin to have that much cash .
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Old 08-08-2012, 04:34 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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The LL is under no obligation to let you out of your lease because of your financial problems and all you can do is talk to him and ask him if there is some way that you could get out of the lease either without paying the penalty or having it reduced; or help find another tenant to take your place. Communication is key but, again, he's under no legal obligation to work with you. All you can do is ask. Good luck.
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Old 08-08-2012, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Hollywood and Vine
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I did think about subletting .. I went to the Oregon tennant law section but couldnt find anything that really fell under my circumstances .. although I am sure it happens alot .
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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As a landlord, if I had a tenant who had lived at the house for 2+ years with no problems (no rent late, yard kept up, not an excessive number of complaints, etc), I would let them break a lease renewal with minimum or no penalty if they approached me and gave a good amount of notice.

It doesn't hurt to ask.
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Old 08-08-2012, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Hollywood and Vine
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No ,, we've been quiet as mice ,,and even the LL pulled up my account this last lease term and was surprised herself to see we hadnt been late once.. and since she snags my strawberries and limes and hibiscus I manage to grow up here ,I guess she likes my yard .

Ill go in and be very pleasant. ,, I have thought of finding someone else to rent here .it would not be hard to do

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Old 08-09-2012, 06:44 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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No ,, we've been quiet as mice ,,and even the LL pulled up my account this last lease term and was surprised herself to see we hadnt been late once.. and since she snags my strawberries and limes and hibiscus I manage to grow up here ,I guess she likes my yard .

Ill go in and be very pleasant. ,, I have thought of finding someone else to rent here .it would not be hard to do
Helping your landlord find a new tenant is one thing but subletting is not. When you enter into a sublease agreement (if your LL would even agree to it and many don't - check your lease) you remain responsible for the payment of the rent until the lease is over. In other words if the sublessee defaults on rent or anything else (or trashes the place), you pay. Talk to your landlord.
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Hollywood and Vine
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Helping your landlord find a new tenant is one thing but subletting is not. When you enter into a sublease agreement (if your LL would even agree to it and many don't - check your lease) you remain responsible for the payment of the rent until the lease is over. In other words if the sublessee defaults on rent or anything else (or trashes the place), you pay. Talk to your landlord.

Well actually I made a poor choice of words,, Subletting isnt what I meant .. I did mean to find another tennant ... sorry there ..

but this is going to be harder than I thought . I had to write two checks the other day ( on the first ), one for the rent , one for something completely unrelated but very close in amount .Got them crossed on the checks . It made me 80.00 short on the rent.
I am under so much stress I am about to snap anyway and it was an accident.

Last night I got a 72 hour eviction notice . No joke. Ive NEVER been late . and this is for Augusts rent , so I am just going to go pay that and not bring the other up yet .. I really dont know what Im going to do after that .
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:29 PM
 
Location: The Triad
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:49 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Well actually I made a poor choice of words,, Subletting isnt what I meant .. I did mean to find another tennant ... sorry there ..

but this is going to be harder than I thought . I had to write two checks the other day ( on the first ), one for the rent , one for something completely unrelated but very close in amount .Got them crossed on the checks . It made me 80.00 short on the rent.
I am under so much stress I am about to snap anyway and it was an accident.

Last night I got a 72 hour eviction notice . No joke. Ive NEVER been late . and this is for Augusts rent , so I am just going to go pay that and not bring the other up yet .. I really dont know what Im going to do after that .
I'm getting the feeling that communication isn't your forté.
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Old 08-11-2012, 06:00 PM
 
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You didn't pay your rent nor did you pay it on time, what did you expect them to do? Come knocking on your door and hand you an invitation engraved in gold asking you to pay the balance you owe? Good grief.

I suggest you pay the $80 and take the next couple of weeks finding a new place to live. I also suggest you talk to your manager as soon as possible to find a way out of this without getting an eviction.
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