Will I be evicted?
Ok, my roommate and the the guy I took over for signed a lease, but as of Feb 1st, it was a month to month. She gave her 30 day notice and wrote a check for March, but I wanted to stay, and gave a check, which may or may not bounce. I have yet to sign anything, but I was looking to take over the lease. I wrote the check last weekend for $800, but hoping I got lucky and its yet to presented for payment, and nothing that the bank was drawn on reflects an overdraft charge or return. I am praying that I got really lucky. There is enough money now, and its not a habit I try to make. The only thing I coud think of is if they tried to cash the check and couldnt because of NSF. Anyway, already expecting the worse. I just dont want to screw over my roommate and hurt her. Like I said, we wrote differnt checks. thanks for any input. I am think worst case, since she already gave notice, and I havent signed over the lease yet, that they wont grant it, no big deal.
There's a chance you might not get evicted. I accidently bounced a rent check once. I was charged the bounced check fee and had to pay in cashier's checks after that.
Stop bouncing checks! not only are the fees horrible, you could be ruining your credit, but you can also go to JAIL for it!!
A very big deal is to write a check and have insufficient funds, it is considered a Felony and you could be persecuted. You can contact your bank and ask them for a check guarantee card, if you have good credit the bank will provide you with a Visa card and they will guarantee any check up to $500.-, they will charge a fee for this, but only if your check bounces. To have good credit and a good reputation don't spend money you don't have.
You don't need the lecture of bouncing checks but it is very likely you won't be evicted. Any smart business person would want you to occupy the space without having to clean and prepare it for another person to rent, plus they don't want to lose out on any money for the months the apartment stands vacant.
I would just talk to your landlord, tell him whats up... The last thing a landlord wants to do is lose a tenit and have to go through everything again... Explain it to him, make him realize it's not going to happen again... I really think he should understand, and if not, then okay... find somewhere cheaper... 800 is A LOT! I pay 500 for a two bedroom, and it's nice.
Evicted? No. According to all paperwork, since you have not been signed on to the lease you do not technicallly reside there. I would talk to your current roommate and figure out a time to go in and talk to your landlord. You may be able to stay if two things happen. First, if the apartment/property has not been rerented and second, you would have to be approved by the landlords guidelines to hold a lease in only your name. Depending on stipulations, you may have to clear criminal history check, rental history check, credit check, income check, and even have a check writing history ran. It all depends on the landlords regulations. You will be subject to application fees and possibly security deposits. If your check bounces, indirectly it is not your problem. The rent is the responsibility of the individual(s) listed on the lease. So, worse case scenario you won't be able to stay. Hope this helps, if you need any more info just ask.
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