- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 14, 2014

A soldier on leave for the holidays will not be able to stay with his wife and newborn baby at their South Carolina apartment, because he is not named on the lease and has overstayed his welcome as a visitor, the landlord says.

Sergeant William Bullock is stationed in Missouri, but his wife Lily, who just gave birth two weeks ago, lives at The Groves apartment complex in Central, South Carolina, a local Fox affiliate reported.

Sgt. Bullock said he was kicked out of his wife’s apartment because he is not listed on the lease, which stipulates that visiting guests can only stay for seven days.

The landlord, who identified himself to the station only as “Chuck,” said he enforces that rule for all his tenants.

Sgt. Bullock said Chuck threatened to press charges and double his wife’s rent if he stayed.

“He stated to me that he didn’t care about our situation, he didn’t care about me being in the military,” he said.

The Fox affiliate showed the leasing agreement to an attorney, who said the provision is vaguely written and the landlord would have a hard time pressing charges since the person visiting is the tenant’s husband.

The family is planning to arrange a meeting with the landlord and a mediator to discuss how to possibly amend the lease, the station reported.

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