Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island

Q: My landlord is claiming he didn't know I lived there, but returned contact. Does this establash the law of acknowledge?

My roommate didn't pay the rent for two months, so I had to reach out to the landlord to get the truth as my roommate covered up lies with lies. I'm basically collateral damage in this. I'm disabled because of siezures and can't move by Monday like he's asking. And my rent is payed to my roommate until August 8th.

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Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: Take a good look at the lease. Does it permit subletting? Do you have one? You may have to take your roommate to small claims court if they defrauded you by renting you an apartment they did not have any right to rent to you.

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