Sunday, October 24, 2010

Woman Evicted After Her Late Rent Money Was Stolen



Here are the basics. Tenant is continually late on her rent. Every time the landlord starts to take her to court she pays just before the court date. This time she was late and she claims someone broke in and stole her late rent money and her daughters ashes. Who would do something like stealing someones ashes. Very evil thing to do.

Landlord continues with eviction. Tenant is evicted. Richmond Channel 12 reporter seems to wonder how it could be legal for a landlord to evict a tenant who claims to have their money stolen. Richmond legal aid lawyer says "What I think this case indicates is two things," said attorney, Marty Wegbreit. "One I think it indicates how unjust Virginia Landlord Tenant Law really is and second I think it shows the lack of mercy that many landlords show to their tenants."

Both this particular news channel and Richmond's legal aid lawyer seem to think that if a tenant gets their rent money stolen, the evil rich landlord should not worry about it and get their property foreclosed on because they didn't have the money to pay the bank.

It blows my mind that so many people out there think that all landlords are rich and they own their property. The reality is that most are heavily in debt and if they don't get rent it is difficult to pay the mortgage. And I can assure you that the bank will have no pity for what your tenant couldn't pay. That excuse with the bank simply isn't going to fly so don't bother trying it.

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