August 18, 2008
So now i find out that John and Bob were lying all the time. It was just a game to them.
But i miss something.. my house!!
John signed a legal document saying that his family would move in after we vacated. He assured me that Bob was moving in. I even thought that it would be good for them.
We spent so long thinking that John was a good and decent man who would treat his tenants respectfully. i think back to the time when he said to my mother (!) that i was like one of his family.
Now i find out that they’ve doubled the rent and put new tenants in the house. So their annual income goes up from $10k to $20k overnight.
Trouble is that if you say family is moving in, you are not legally allowed to rent the place out within six months
.. and i hope the potential fines are really big.
As i say this, i know i’ll have a battle getting my full bond back, because they’ve been disputing the amount that Angelina originally paid.
John looks at the original (bond) receipts Angelina sent me and says, “That’s not my handwriting, and it’s not my signature.”
Ugh. Somebody’s making a monkey out of me. What is going on!
Plus: there are no fines for kicking out tenants under false pretences, doubling the rent and re-letting the premises. Apparently there’s a difference between ‘illegal’ and ‘unlawful’; which means i can sue them for the cost of moving, but nobody will lock them up or fine them. Damn.