In a now-viral TikTok, two women pack up an unnamed woman’s belongings in their shared apartment, claiming they kick her out because she “hasn’t paid rent for 3 months.”
In the video posted by @ ludwid6, we see two women changing locks, putting things in trash bags and booking movers. On the video of them removing their roommate’s things, there is the following text: “Girl’s night out idea: fire your roommate and send her things back to her parents because she hasn’t paid rent for 3 years. month.”
But the women’s actions earned them negative reactions on TikTok from viewers who accused them of being too harsh.
“Posting it on TikTok looks like a mean girl move,” one user said.
“Lol, you are all wrong about that…” another commenter wrote.
Some people have even warned that women could be prosecuted for wrongful eviction, depending on the state they live in.
“I agree, but legally you can’t do this because it’s considered wrongful eviction,” someone commented. “At least in Cali.”
“If she’s on the lease, you’ll all have legal trouble,” wrote another.
“Super illegal,” said a third person. “Also illegal to sublet without a written agreement. And if there was, and you’ve all done it, you’ll all be in big trouble.
Since its publication, the video now has more than 904,000 views.
The video’s creator, however, noted that she gave her former roommate notice. She also said she would gladly face the legal repercussions of her actions.
“Also, if she were to sue for whatever is ok, we face our responsibilities with pleasure!” she wrote.
The women had a lot of followers in the comments who wrote to defend them.
“You realize that the other girls probably had to pay their own money to cover her missed rent,” one user speculated.
“You all have to know that 3 months is pretty lenient, some ppl would kick people out after 1 month,” wrote another.
The Daily Dot has reached out to @ ludwid6 for comment.
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* First published: October 9, 2021, 10:59 a.m. CDT
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