Delana Shatley 4 months, 3 weeks ago
If a couple is living in a home, do they both have to show proof of 3 times the
I live in my mom’s mobile home, sitting on a rented lot. I moved in I’m January 2015, when my mother moved in with my brother. I lived here, paying the lot rent for a year and half until my boyfriend and I decided that he would move in with me. We have lived here together, paying the lot rent for a year and half. All of a sudden the manager wants to authorize my my boyfriend to live here and to do that she has to show that him and only him makes 3 times the rent. My bf frames homes and is paid in cash. His boss wrote a letter stating what he makes. She will not accept it. I brought her my tax return believing that she only needed proof that the income was there. She will not accept it. What is her problem? Is what she is doing legal? It feels like harassment. There is no reason she should legally need to show both of us making the required amount. There must be some law, that’s a real law that I can show her She is breaking because what she is doing doesn’t make sense. Advice? Help?1 Reply
Allison BethellParticipant4 months, 3 weeks ago
Thanks for visiting our site and posting on the forum. I’m sorry to hear that you’re going through such a difficult situation and having so many issues with the landlord/manager. Unfortunately, we can’t give legal advice, but I think you will find this article on landlord tenant law helpful. https://fitsmallbusiness.com/landlord-tenant-law/
Whether the manager is within her rights, depends on your lease, and your state landlord tenant laws. Some landlords do require everyone over 18 to show proof of income for the property. That way, in the event that one person moves out, and the other stays, the landlord wants to ensure they can afford the rent on their own. However, this isn’t always the case, some landlords look at total household income. I hope the situation works out.
All the best,
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