Re: Landlords and Laywers Question??? - Posted by Doris - Va.
Posted by Doris - Va. on January 14, 1999 at 18:38:13:
Chris - You are in the clear as the other posts have outlined but if you lived there past the first of the month or whatever date the rent was due - don’t you have a moral obligation to pay your half. AND - you say you didn’t have a verbal agreement. How is that possible? You must have used verbal language to let him know when you first moved in that you would pay half the rent - else why have you been paying it?
My advice would be to pay your half of the rent but pro-rate it for the number of days you stayed there during this last month. Then you have fulfilled your part of the bargain and he has nothing to come after you for.
Just my thoughts on the matter.
Doris - Va.