Housing

Got scammed by a colleague.

PayPal New_User71
Mar 8

I subleased a 2B2B apartmemt from a colleague, a recent grad in differrent org who I met on Craiglist. When I first checked the room everything seems fine except that one part of the windows is damaged and he hid it by partially take the curtain down. It took me some time before I figure that out.

Now that I already moved out, the apt want to charge me $3.5k purely for the window replacement which is insane. I'm in the process of consulting a tenant lawyer on how to deal with the landlord, but my main question here is what should I do to this guy? He is still working and haven't responded any of my messages. Should I report him or what? If you were me, what would you do? Also, this is not the first time he did sth like this. He tried to scam my roommate before but failed....that's why he left at the first place.

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  • SoFi / Acctg
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    Report him for what? Are you five years old? Have you tried calling your mommy first? Serious?
    Mar 81
    • PayPal New_User71
      OP
      Lol. Thanks. Any other suggestion?
      Mar 10
  • Boeing mSQV31
    You probably don’t have a leg to stand on if you didn’t catch it in the move-in inspection.
    Mar 81
    • Facebook / EngPong Lenis
      Legally there may be grounds for arguing that the broken window was willfully concealed during the move-in inspection. However, fighting this is unlikely to be worthwhile over $3.5k.
      Mar 8
  • Amazon McKnziBzos
    Condition report? Renters insurance?

    Feel sorry for OP. But it’s never cool to drag personal matters into workplace just because you are in 1 company or know where they work at. If they’re shitty in personal life, take care of it in personal life.
    Mar 90
  • Intel UGeJ58
    Don't message him, walk over to his desk and confront him. I would absolutely tell him that you're going to HR with the details too if he does nothing.
    Mar 92
    • PayPal New_User71
      OP
      This is what im planning to do. I want to see his reaction too.
      Mar 10
    • OP did you read my comment above? Doing this may not help you and may even backfire.
      Mar 10
  • Tell the landlord it was already there when you move in and refuse to pay. As the main tenant he should be the one liable to the landlord (for himself and also for you) and you are liable to him, landlord shouldn't come to you directly. Landlord should collect from him and if he thinks it's your fault he should in turn collect from you.
    Mar 92
    • Intuit metto367
      Correct response. Follows chain of liability properly.
      Mar 9
    • Pegasystems Mr. T
      This sounds better than my response
      Mar 9
  • Veritas gjb1hk
    Name and shame.
    Mar 90
  • Decipher Technology Studios qdrm58
    You didnt notice a broken window at move in? Next time use your phone and make a video at walkthrough. Then you can at least use proof to negotiate with people
    Mar 80
  • Amazon / EngmrAmaze
    Talk to HR...not sure if it will help but I’d think that they might step in if told that employees were scamming one another...in any case, it won’t hurt to at least try.
    Mar 80
  • Pegasystems Mr. T
    I disagree with not reporting. This person owes you money. Fuck him. Use the threat of reporting him in order to make you whole
    Mar 90
  • Rubrik PartyStick
    Use buyer protection
    Mar 80
  • eBay / Engifudhdh
    Dude, seriously?
    Mar 80
  • Facebook / EngPong Lenis
    Report him for what? This has no bearing on him in a professional capacity.

    I suggest you split the $3.5k with the guy and chalk it up to the hazards of subleasing.
    Mar 80

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