DO YOU REMEMBER THE STORY OF PINOCCHIO AND HOW HIS NOSE GREW EVERY TIME HE TOLD A LIE? WELL, A LIE COULD COST YOU WAY MORE THAN JUST YOUR NOSE GROWING. HERE ARE THE TOP 4 REASONS YOU SHOULD NEVER LIE TO YOUR LANDLORD.
LOSS OF REFERENCE
Reputation is something that money can’t buy. Yes, we know people tell lies all the time. But you might be walking yourself out of signing that new lease. Without a strong rental history or solid references, it might be very difficult to get that home of your dreams since past landlords are generally called to verify the type of tenant you were.
Now if you have created damage that is greater than your security deposit can cover, your landlord, in Jamaican terms, ‘a go carry yuh go court’. Be very careful.
BREAKING YOUR LEASE
So when you take in your friend to live in the second room and you split everything down the middle, that is called a sublet. Does your landlord know about this? Some lease agreements do allow you to sublet but before you’ve moved in the next tenant, you should always seek permission from your landlord.
Darling, if you have Gucci and Prada, your two shiatsu poodles ‘cutting dem ten’ watching TGIT in your landlord’s leather sofa that came with your fully furnished apartment. Your landlord or landlord’s agents are going to bill you for damages, ask you to remove the pets AND they could terminate the lease, leaving you to ask “weh mi money deh?”