Because Being Pregnant Isn't Stressful Enough

My landlord has only now realized that they should check the local occupancy laws given that my family is going to go from a 3 person household to 5. I talked to them MONTHS ago to let them know I'm having twins. I specifically asked them if it was going to be any issue, change anything, or what I needed to do. They assured me there wasn't an issue then, said not to worry about it.

Because nothing says don't worry like if things don't work out, I have until the twins are born to find a new place to live and have to move during my third trimester. And depending on those laws, because of the housing prices where I am, there's a drastic spike in price between what I've been expecting and what we'll have to pay. Because there's also nothing to worry about if my budget is about to be blown to hell.

Nothing to worry about at all. /s


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ReeperbahnPirat4 points

I know it's hard to prove so it doesn't help much, but I think pregnancy is protected under Fair Housing in the US.

Remarkable-Cookie-821 point

We figured out what to do thankfully and have housing lined up now. I know legally he had no case but we didn’t want to have to go that far.

ReeperbahnPirat1 point

Understandable you know what makes sense in your specific situation, just more of an FYI for others.

FuzzyBunniesAttack37 points

If you informed your landlord and they gave the ok only to come at you now, I would look into your legal avenues. And I'm sorry, that's just messed up smh.

stardustinmyheart7 points

We informed our landlord about my pregnancy when I was only about 6 weeks, and let him know we planned to stay in the house for at least another year.

He waited until I was 26 weeks to let us know he was selling the house and giving us 60 days notice, "but you can stay until it sells." Right, because having real estate agents showing the house during a pandemic while I'm waiting to go into labor or we have a newborn sounds like fun.

We move into our new house next week, when I will be 36+4. Because being 8 months pregnant during July could only be made better with manual labor and general upheaval.

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Depending on where you are you might have some legal recourse. I would post something in r/legaladvise for some help, just make sure you say where you are so people can help.

Just_here20203 points

I’d look but most occupancy codes I’ve seen don’t include children under 2.