My close friend is being evicted from his house.. He doesn't know exactly when. He has no job and no money and hasn't been paying his rent for over 2 months. I've recommended he call someone and get help (citizens advice) get a job (he signed onto the job centre today) they can't help him with his situation they told him. I don't know what to say to him, he's a close friend and I care and nobody wishes anyone to be homeless. He refuses to talk about it now (I get that he's upset) he thinks getting a job or calling someone won't help him and he's doomed to be homeless and on the streets. What would you do and say to him... ?
Most Helpful Guy
Tell him to get off his ass and self-pitying himself and get a job, any job and find a cheaper place to live. He should file for food stamps and unemployment (if he hasn't already) and see if he has a good friend or even his parents place to crash while he gets himself together.1
Most Helpful Girl
Don't beg the landlord. 2 months was plenty of time. As far as he doesn't know when, in TN a landlord is required to give 30 days notice, just as someone who moves out is required to give 30 days notice. I don't know other states though.
Only advice is for him to get a job, find someone to stay with until he gets on his feet, and apologize to the landlord and leave on good terms. He'll want a good rental reference. It would be a great idea to pay his unpaid rent when he can. Other landlords won't want to rent to someone who was kicked out for not paying.
My mom's a landlady, so I hear about this stuff all the time. Thank you for not blaming the landlord! Its a business. And they have to pay taxes. But yes, if he expects to rent again, he shouldn't burn his bridges.1