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housing stipend

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:27 pm

I am going to a new city, and my friend is letting me live at his place for free and won't take any rent from me. But my job is offering me a 3k housing stipend. Can I just make a lease with him and then keep the money? The employer is f500 company. Does anyone have any experience with this?

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Re: housing stipend

Postby swampman » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:28 pm

Usually the way stipends work is they just give you the money, you shouldn't have to provide receipts or anything.

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Re: housing stipend

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:29 pm

swampman wrote:Usually the way stipends work is they just give you the money, you shouldn't have to provide receipts or anything.


OP: they are requiring a copy of the lease

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Re: housing stipend

Postby eriedoctrine » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:29 pm

Is 3k worth the small possibility that your job discovers that you have defrauded them?
Substance over form.

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Re: housing stipend

Postby Desert Fox » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:38 pm

eriedoctrine wrote:Is 3k worth the small possibility that your job discovers that you have defrauded them?
Substance over form.

Yea. Offer the friend the 3k anyway. Use it or lose it.

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Re: housing stipend

Postby sublime » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:39 pm

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Re: housing stipend

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:50 pm

sublime wrote:Careful wrt legal advice ITT.


OP: I am not really looking for legal advice. I am more so looking for people who have actually dealt with this in the past.

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Re: housing stipend

Postby mr.hands » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:05 pm

How do you envision this going down? It sounds like he already has a lease, which doesn't help you if the company wants a copy of the lease w your name on it. If you're signing a lease with him and not paying, I guess that might work. But who signs a 3 month lease?

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Re: housing stipend

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:16 pm

Someone who's working in a city for 3 months?

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Re: housing stipend

Postby mr.hands » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:32 pm

A. Nony Mouse wrote:Someone who's working in a city for 3 months?


I assumed that he was entering a new lease with his friend as a co-tenant, not as his landlord.

OP, if you're talking about creating a lease to defraud a summer employer out of 3k (as someone suggested above) dear God don't do that. That's an impressively stupid idea

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Re: housing stipend

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:38 pm

Yeah, I assumed the 3k was a summer stipend thing and the friend was a landlord, but you're right that it isn't really clear.

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Re: housing stipend

Postby BizBro » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:33 pm

Why can't you just create a sublease with your friend as the sublessor?

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Re: housing stipend

Postby sinfiery » Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:40 am

tell your friend you will lose your stipend if you don't pay him


proceed to mooch off him for entire summer in every imaginable way




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