A soldier on leave for the holidays returned home to spend time with his wife and newborn baby, only to be told by the landlord that he couldn’t stay, because that would be breaking the terms of his wife’s lease.
Sgt. William Bolt is stationed in Missouri, but his wife and their newborn baby girl live in Central, South Carolina. But the landlord is forcing Sgt. Bolt to leave his wife’s apartment because he would be overstaying the time allowed for visitors, which is one week. According to the agreement signed by his wife Lily, guests can only stay for up to a week, but no longer. Sgt. Bolt said:
I’m stationed in Missouri and we haven’t seen each other in six months. What’s the problem with me staying and visiting with my wife?
FOX Carolina reports that the landlord, whose name is Chuck, told them he enforces the same rule for all of his tenants.
The problem is that Sgt. Bolt’s name is not on the lease which his wife signed and the fact that he is a visiting spouse makes absolutely no difference, Chuck told FOX. Moreover, the landlord has made it very clear that there will be consequences if Sgt. Bolt disobeys. (Scroll down for the video report.)
1. Sgt. William Bolt who has returned home for the holidays to see his wife, Lily, and newborn baby in South Carolina is being kicked out of his wife’s apartment after the landlord said he cannot stay for more than a week.
2. Sgt. William Bolt is stationed in Missouri, but his wife, Lily, has been living in Central, South Carolina. She gave birth to their daughter two weeks ago.
3. The landlord at The Groves apartment complex in Central told him he had overstayed, saying visitors are not allowed to stay in the apartments past seven days, per the agreement signed by Bolt’s wife.
The landlord has threatened to press charges against Sgt. Bolt, tow his car and even double his wife’s rent if he stays in the apartment. Sgt. Bolt said:
He stated to me that he didn’t care about our situation, he didn’t care about me being in the military.
Legal experts claim that the landlord would have a very hard time evicting Mrs. Bolt, as it is her husband who would be staying with her and not some guest that she could be earning something from.
4. Lawyers say the landlord would have a hard time pressing charges, since the person visiting is the tenant’s husband.
5. Since Sgt. Bolt’s name is not on the lease, even though he is a spouse visiting, the landlord said he is not allowed to stay.
And here is the video report:
Source: FOX Carolina.
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