Returning Soldier Told He Can’t Stay With Wife and Child Because Lease Says “No Visitors For More Than a Week”

Returning Soldier Told He Can’t Stay With Wife and Child Because Lease Says “No Visitors For More Than a Week”

Imagine being a soldier who returns home for the holidays only to be told that you can’t stay with your family because your landlord says you’d be overstaying the week allowed to visitors. Sergeant William Bolt is living this nightmare, all because his name is not on the lease his wife signed. Time to get a new landlord.


From The Daily Mail:

A soldier who returned home for the holidays to spend time with his wife and newborn baby has been told that he will have to stay elsewhere after the landlord said that he would be breaking the terms of his wife’s lease.

Sergeant William Bolt is stationed in Missouri, but his wife lives in Central, South Carolina with their newborn baby girl.

However, the landlord of the apartment is forcing Sergeant Bolt to leave his wife’s home because he would be overstaying the time allowed for visitors.

An agreement signed by his wife Lily, stated that guests can only stay in the residence for up to a week – but no longer.

‘I’m stationed in Missouri and we haven’t seen each other in six months. What’s the problem with me staying and visiting with my wife?’ Sergeant Bolt said.

The landlord, whose name is Chuck, told FOX Carolina he enforces the same rule for all his tenants.

The problem occurs because Sergeant Bolt’s name is not on the lease that his wife signed.

The fact he is a visiting spouse makes absolutely no difference and the landlord has made it very clear that there will be consequences if she disobeys.

That family is between a rock and a hard place. He either doesn’t visit for the whole of his stay, or his wife leaves the apartment and they risk being homeless for the holidays. Hopefully they have some extended family that will take them in for the length of his stay, because the landlord isn’t going to cave without a lot of outside pressure.

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