World’s Worst Excuse for Breaking a Lease

by Chris on April 16, 2012

A tenant in New Jersey broke her lease and filed a lawsuit against her landlord, claiming her rental home is haunted.

The woman, her fiance, and her two children moved into the home six weeks ago, according to a report in the news. Each claims to have witnessed a number of paranormal occurrences, including clothes flying out of closets, doors opening and closing on their own, and menacing whispers the tenant claims to have recorded.

The tenant says that she was forced to abandon the rental and move her spooked family to a nearby hotel.

Last week, she filed a lawsuit against her landlord demanding the return of her security deposit.

According to the report, the landlord has filed a counter-suit to enforce the lease agreement.

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steve April 17, 2012 at 9:36 am

Sounds lucky for the landlord. The tenant could have stayed and demanded that the place have an exorcism performed for an exorbitant price to make it “habitable” (could have claimed sometime related to their religion).

vh April 17, 2012 at 9:52 am

please, please, please … do a follow-up on the outcome of the suit.

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