Our clause said renewable yearly upon agreement of both parties. We sent him a letter saying we were moving
back and would not be renewing our rent - sent in Sept - end date of contact Nov 30.
I'm not sure sure anything can protect the owners - they are all tenant rights.
I think even if you went to an attorney - you'd get a different answer from all of them.
But let me just say I couldn't have made it this far without all your support and making me feel that my anger was justified.
Thank you all for your advise, love and humor. Here is our update - we got
introduced to a very nice man who said he would help us. Still kinda waiting
to see what he is going to do. He recommended a lawyer who was a little
pricier than our other one. We think she'll do a better job for us.
We have written to the man who said he could help asking him
if he understands our position.
Our case was "won" in the last battle by the tenant (we had won the housing committee)
- even tho we said we wanted to move back - they won
because they always paid their rent. They did not care about the violations
of the contract and said even tho the contract said the house was for sale when
he rented it and he had to move out w/i 90 days - we had a low rent. He claims
he can't get a rental like ours - Damn straight you can't.
So we will see. Not feeling the love these days. Hopefully once new years is over
they might get back to work.
Love you all! Wishing you all the best for the new year. You guys in Aruba - light
a big cherry bomb outside our house!!! LOL! I know Krampus will be visiting this
guy. Just so sad to see that there are people out there so uncaring and love causing
problems. Enough is enough!!!
Just curious; would you ever consider going to Aruba and discussing this with the individual face to face? Every time I read your posts I get aggravated for you. I just can't imagine the rationalization that allows him to stay.
Liz, I think it is only fair to point out that this issue is not of Aruban making. The squatter situation is deeply entrenched in Dutch law and goes back many many years. Since Aruba is governed under Dutch law, this situation exists. The individual with whom I put you in contact has been ill and, like business people I know here, he is off the island until Jan 6. Just the way it is here at Xmas/New Year.
I willspeak to to the individuals with whom you have contact and relay afghani your frustration. I cannot promise anything before Jan 6
i do go by your place every couple of days. At least it is still there.