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Re: Undecided Crazy tenants
by Jack Klein
on March 5, 2002 @22:04
Natalie Boitchouk on 3/5/102 5:37 PM said:
>>I own a building in Chicago, and after moving back from California to Chicago, decided that I would like to move into one of the apartments in the building. The aparment that I would liek to move into has tenants, whose lease expires at the end of May 2002. I informed the tenants in November 2001 that I was not going to renew their lease (they were fine with it considering that they planned on moving anyway) Well I also said that if they wasnted to move out earlier I would have no problems...since I wanted to move in. The 3 roommates said 'no we want to stay' so I said ok. Basically 3 months passed by and now it is Feruary 2002, one of hte roommates calls and says 'ok we want to move out ASAP' I say great the end of March sounds good. So then 4 weeks later (2 days ago) one of the other roommates (there are 3 that live in that apartment) call saying that she was unaware of what the other 2 roommates have decided and that she doesn't want to move out and she has filed a complaint to the IL tenants association and the police for harassment. What I would like to know is how can I file a compaint against her/them. I didn't even contact the people but THEY contacted me to move out earlier and in essence break the lease. Now this crazy girl...who I can understand is upset that the other roommates didn't inform her they were moving out, is saying that I am harassing her? I am jsut very confused here. I told her that she should talkt o her roommates and straighten things out because as I saw it the roommates contacted me. And of course she can stay there to the end of the lease. What do you do in this situation?
Are the 3 roomates all equally resposible for their lease?
If they all signed the lease as co-tenants, until the end of May 2002, they are ALL responsible to pay the rent and not violate the lease.
I think this crazy tenant could be a very dangerous sneaky tenant (like the ones posted the other day "Sneaky Tenants") who might be planning her game plan for a long eviction if she stops paying the rent, using fictional harassment as the reason for her non-payment.
With or without her roomates, she is responsible for the full rent. ( Just as her roomates are) They are all 1 tenant under the lease, as far as you are concerned. - They don't have separate agreements with you do they?
The best thing to do is nothing until the rent is late and if that happens, have a late notice ready to go out. Do you charge late fees? That's great if you do. I say be ready to jump on an eviction early on if she stops paying.
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