By BrianP - 07/07/2009 17:00 - Netherlands
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I agree, YDI. I constantly check and recheck to make sure my roommates have their rent and bills in order when they can at all affect me. You let this happen, unless you were out of town for an extended period of time, in which case it's not really your fault, as you weren't there to check up on things.
Professional property management companies, which run most of the rental properties in most places around the world, will indeed kick you out for one missed payment. I don't know what the laws are in the Netherlands but it's customary in Utah and probably the entire US to gve a 5-day grace period for paying rent, issue a 3-day notice to pay or vacate on the 6th (with varying amounts of late fees on a per-day basis calculated starting the 2nd), and then if the tenant is still there on the 9th and hasn't paid rent and late fees, initiate eviction proceedings. So yes, they will kick you out for missing one payment - but the swiftness of this eviction seems to indicate that this may not have been the first missed payment.
Why is it OP's job to make sure his idiot brother paid his part of the rent? Obviously if they are both old enough to be paying rent, and living separately from their parents then it should have been apparent that both were mature adults who can do the simple task of paying the rent. FYL OP
Just like you neglected to make sure he paid his half of the rent?
sucks :( but hopefully you can find a new roommate. oh and your brothers a jerk for not telling you he hasn't paid