Soilder on leave can’t stay in wife’s apartment, landlord says

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Central, SC (WHNS) — A soldier returning home for the holidays to see his wife and newborn baby in Central is being kicked out of his wife’s apartment after the landlord said he is overstaying the time allowed for visitors.

Sergeant William Bolt is stationed in Missouri, but his wife has been in Central. She gave birth to their daughter two weeks ago.

Bolt said the landlord at The Groves apartment complex in Central told him he had overstayed, saying visitors are not allowed to stay in the apartments past seven days, per the agreement signed by Bolt’s wife, Lily. 
“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?” Bolt said.

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

Since Bolt’s name is not on the lease, even though he is a spouse visiting, the landlord said he is not allowed to stay. Bolt said the landlord threatened to press charges and double his wife’s rent if he stayed. 

“He stated to me that he didn’t care about our situation, he didn’t care about me being in the military,” Bolt said.

Bolt said his wife is a Clemson University student and new mom. He fears she could be evicted.

FOX Carolina showed the agreement to an attorney, who said that provision is vaguely written, and said the landlord would have a hard time pressing charges, since the person visiting is the tenant’s husband.

18 comments

  • Jack Mehoff

    Why did the fat female redneck sign a restrictive contractual lease then? What if she signed a mortgage, then couldn’t afford it anymore? “My husband is in the military, I don’t have to pay anmore!”. Bit of a stretch? Yes. But its both the same, a contractual situation that the fat redneck got herself into and expects to get out of just because her husband took a job in the military instead of the private sector.

  • Miles Long

    Well I think the city of Central should sent a housing inspector out to those apartments and inspect every single unit, the parking lot, the basement, the laundry room if they have one. I would bet there were be tons of fines that can be found that should keep nosy Chuck busy for a long time.

    • A Parent

      My daughter lives at The Groves.This is not a traditional apartment community. It is a student only complex where each unit houses 4 students who share 1 kitchen and one common are. Each lease is by the room. In other words, each student has their own room and their own individual lease.

      • FishTire

        I love that Pix11 left that out of the article. Kinda changes the perspective of the LL being an unpatriotic ahole.

        Wife signed an agreement, she’s in breach of contract.

  • Mr. Pig

    I don’t believe being in the military gives you a free pass or a sense of entitlement, but this is a bit much.

    • A Parent

      My daughter lives at The Groves.This is not a traditional apartment community. It is a student only complex where each unit houses 4 students who share 1 kitchen and one common are. Each lease is by the room. In other words, each student has their own room and their own individual lease.

  • Boat Doctur

    SEAL TEAM 6 ,calling SEAL TEAM 6 .Terrorist landlord assaulting soldier.
    EXECUTE .EXECUTE, EXECUTE, ELCUTE, EXECUTE, EXECUTE,
    Hey Obama , Seal Team needed here , get off your butt and do something
    WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT

  • ladyscot

    A spouse is not a visitor, nor is a spouse required to sign on a lease and can not be forced to leave a residence shared with a spouse. Visitor exclusions are rarely enforceable. I would tell the landlord to call the cops and then sue his stupid butt for harassment.

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