- 6 years ago
My husband and I recently married and moved into a new home together. He had a few months remaining on his bachelor apt. and sublet it to a fellow military service member for the remaining months left on the lease. He was the servicemember’s sponsor and was trying to help him out, so he didn’t ask him for the deposit up front. WELL, as it turns out the subletter (who by the way works an office over from my husband) never put the utilities in his name as he explicitly agreed to do, stained the carpet, left rubbish all over the place… all resulting in us never getting our deposit back from the building.
We forwarded him a very matter of fact email asking him how he wanted to handle the utilities incurred during his time alone there and the other costs. This is a fellow officer, mind you, who replies “I will not pay anything. People don’t typically get their deposits back, I don’t see why you expected to”. Literally, that’s what he responds.
Doesn’t address the rubbish, or months of utilities we had to pay for him. Just cuts us an embarassing $50 and mails it to us. Obviously, we’re not cashing it.
My husband is livid and isn’t sure what he’ll do- this is a co-worker, after all. In lieu of writing an embarassing email exposing him as a tacky deadbeat and CC’ing the whole command (which I totally want to do but won’t). I’m planning to mail the check back to him with a note that says “Here is your check. You clearly need this money more than we do”- or something like that, just to get SOME satisfaction on the matter. What do you think? What would you do in our shoes? AH, so angry! What a deadbeat!