SC landlord says visiting soldier can't stay in wife's apartment
A soldier's return home for the holidays to be with his wife and newborn baby is being sabotaged by what he calls a Scrooge landlord.
Army Sgt. William Bolt says the landlord won't let him stay in his wife's apartment because it would violate her lease at The Groves apartment complex in the South Carolina town of Central. He says the landlord is threatening to have him arrested and to double his wife's rent if he doesn’t leave.
"I'm stationed in Missouri and we haven't seen each other in six months," Bolt said in a report Saturday on Fox & Friends.
"He stated to me that he didn't care about our situation," the soldier said. "He didn't care about me being in the military."
Bolt is on military leave to see his wife and his infant daughter who was born two weeks ago. Lily Bolt is living in The Groves while she is a student at Clemson University.
The landlord is claiming that since his name is not on the lease, he is considered a visitor. Under the terms of the lease, visitors can only stay seven days.
Fox Carolina said it spoke to the landlord. He said he enforces the seven-day rule for all his tenants.
The station also showed the lease to an attorney in Clemson. Amber Foster said the agreement was so vaguely written the landlord would have a tough time arresting Bolt for trespassing in his wife's apartment or kicking him out.