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Subleasee Admits to Stealing Everything Breaking a Lease

Discussion in 'Rental Agreements & Subleases' started by Glaveau, Aug 8, 2017.

  1. Glaveau

    Glaveau Law Topic Starter New Member

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    This took place in Chicago's Cook County.

    My subleaser broke our rental agreement. My landlord filed for eviction, but she claims she had already given him a notice to legally break the lease as instructed by her lawyer. She also claims there were issues with spiders and ants that made the apartment uninhabitable. She showed me a few pics, but they only showed 2 spiders. I haven't had any issues with my landlord or apartment.

    Because she could not reach me the week before she moved which was over a month before she was suppose to, she says she felt her security deposit would not be returned (the sublease agreement says I would return it to her by 9/7/17, one week after the lease is up). So she stole my mid century wood credenza, my bar, table, chairs, rugs, all my paintings, everything. She claims its all worth about $1000 so we're even. The credenza alone was $1200. I have receipts for all my belongings. I do not have her new address.

    All my conversations with her took place via text.

    Any advice on what I should do?
     
  2. txls

    txls Well-Known Member

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    Report the stolen goods to the police.
     
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  3. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    Sublets are trying to catch up with roommates.
     
  4. adjusterjack

    adjusterjack Super Moderator

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    1 - Call the police and report the crime.

    2 - File a theft claim with your renters policy. If you don't have one, now you know why you should have one.

    3 - Sue your tenant. You'll have to find him first. Good luck with that.

    4 - Stop subleasing. If you can't live in your apartment, give it up. This kind of crap is only going to keep happening.
     
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    army judge Super Moderator

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    A new wrinkle in an old scam.
     

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