Man Who Is about to Evict Late Mom's 92-Year-Old Friend Who Lived with Her Sparks Heated Debate
The front page of the internet, Reddit, played host to a heated debate after a user posted on the "Am I The [Expletive]" or AITA forum regarding the eviction of a 92-year-old person.
On November 19, a user by the name "d1k2000" took to Reddit to inquire if he was wrong in kicking out a 92-year-old person from the place they were living in.
The property in question belonged to the user, better known as OP on the forum. The elderly gentleman in the post was a friend of OP's mom, who moved in with her during her final years.
DEATH IN THE FAMILY
OP mentioned in their post how their mother tragically passed away in a retirement apartment which she owned. Following her death, the apartment went to OP.
OP mentioned that an old friend of their mother had moved in with her after their father passed away 15 years ago. They also made mention of how OP's family was never entirely comfortable with the arrangement.
To add to the discomfort, the elderly man was supposedly living with OP's mother rent-free and only made menial contributions for other expenses.
FRICTION FOR THE APARTMENT
After the tragic passing, the elderly man was still living in the apartment, and OP proposed to sell him the property at a low price. The deal couldn't be made because the man was not financially stable.
After the selling matter was displaced, the old man offered to pay rent, but the amount he could afford was well below average. OP also wrote how they didn't want to take on the hassle of becoming a landlord.
Besides the issue of him occupying the property, the old man was often rude and cold towards OP and their family in many instances. OP wrote how they wanted the old man to move out but didn't want to be a horrible person.
THE QUESTION FOR EVICTION
Thus, OP took to Reddit to ask for any opinions on the matter. They had mentioned in the post how their lawyer was involved, and the absence of an agreement made it impossible for them to lose the property.
OP also wrote how the man was healthy for his age and could have taken care of himself. Furthermore, they added that their mother didn't clearly state how the property should be dealt with.
Thus, OP got the lawyer, and the insurance company involved so that there would be no problems.
The netizens on Reddit swarmed the comments section and talked about the possible solutions to the issue. Comments about getting the elderly services, insurance companies, and the apartment owner involved were thrown around.
The netizens of Reddit decided that it was a difficult situation, but no one was an [Expletive] here. Some users talked about how the old man had done a great service to OP's family by helping his mother in his final year.
They suggested that low rent was also more than he would have earned if he didn't inherit the property. They suggested that OP ignore the rudeness of the old man and let him live there for his final years.
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