Outrageous Landlord: Soldier Can't Stay in Wife's Apartment
Ebenezer Scrooge, eat your heart out.
A soldier returning home to South Carolina for the holidays to see his wife and newborn daughter is being told by his wife's landlord that he can't stay in her apartment any longer.
The landlord says Sgt. William Bolt's name isn't on the lease and "visitors" can only stay for seven days.
"We haven't seen each other in six months. What's the problem with me staying and visiting my wife?" Bolt wondered.
"[The landlord] stated to me that he didn't care about our situation. He really didn't care about me being in the military."
The landlord says he enforces the rule for all tenants.
Now, to be with her husband for the holidays, Bolt's wife must move out or pay double the rent.
Bolt said his wife is a Clemson University student and new mom. He fears she could be evicted.
FOX Carolina showed the agreement to an attorney, who said that provision is vaguely written, and said the landlord would have a hard time pressing charges, since the person visiting is the tenant's husband.
On Saturday, Bolt said his wife finished final exams at Clemson and they would be leaving early to visit her family in Virginia for the holidays.
They are planning to arrange to sit down with the landlord and a mediator to discuss how to change the lease to suit both parties. Bolt said they are hoping to find legal representation or someone from the university who will act as a mediator.
Bolt said his concern is the well-being of his wife when his leave ends. He is concerned about the possibility Chuck will want to raise their rent substantially.
Watch the outrageous clip above.