Skip to comments.Tenant Refuses To Allow Rahm Emanuel Back Into His Chicago Home
Posted on 09/28/2010 9:42:32 AM PDT by La Lydia
Rahm Emanuel may be leaving the White House, but that doesnt mean hes going to be back in his house. Chicago Sun-Times columnist and talking in the third person enthusiast Michael Sneed is reporting that the tenant Emanuel leased his Chicago home to has no intention of moving out now that the Chief of Staff is returning from Washington. We can only imagine the barrage of four letter words this development has incurred. From the Chicago Sun-Times:
The upshot: Sneed has learned the tenant, Robert Rob P. Halpin, 59, who holds the lease with his wife, Lori, until June 2011, refused to budge.
Im told Rahm and a close lawyer friend made several polite phone calls to Halpin last week, but he bumped up against the wrong guy, said a top Sneed source. Halpin reportedly conducts his business from the house and his two kids are in school. He doesnt want to move.
In a telephone interview, Halpin, who described himself as an industrial real estate developer in the midst of heading to Louisville on business Monday, told Sneed: Look, according to the lease I am not allowed to speak to the media about the house. But I can tell you I have no plans to move.
To make matters worse (and, presumably, Rahm even angrier) the lease was apparently renewed only six days before Mayor Daley announced he wasnt going to run for reelection. Ouch!
Fortunately, an election board spokesman says this most likely wont affect Emanuels bid for mayor since his name is still on the lease. If this is true though, we can only imagine that someone will be arguing the opposite quite soon.
can anyone say karma?
Rahm will just move into the currently vacant 0bama mansion, down the street from Calypso Louis.
Not to worry.
The legal obligations of a contract only apply to non-Lefties.
All Rahm has to do is reach into to his pocket and pay the guy enough to wash his expenses for moving. Oh yeah, Rahm is not used to using his own money. Now it becomes hard.
You mean the seas didn’t part?
And around the corner from Bill Ayres.
Daly Jr. will join them for four part harmony barbershop, on Sundays, at the park.
A normal person would offer the leaseholder a financial incentive if he wanted use of the home back. Of course, this Rahm guy is nothing like a normal person.
Can anyone say “ransom?” Tenant is probably waiting to be bought out, and meanwhile the apartment is hostage.
I don’t like R. Emanuel, but I don’t like tenants either.
This is the very same house Rahm tried to foist off as a tax-free phony not for profit organization!
Democrats don’t pay taxes like the little people.
I agree with the couple if they signed a lease stating they had to pay rent for a specific amount of time. If they left early, they would still be responsible for paying. So, either offer a financial incentive or find another place. No tears from me.
It’s been my experience that a landlord may evict when he needs to occupy the premises himself, as in a primary residence.
But I’ve never been a landlord in Chicago.
Hmm. He could get the apt decertified, so it isn’t legal to rent out.
Or, just go Pacific Heights on their adzes.
The tenant will soon get one of these from Rahm.
Why are folks so ‘fraid of Rahm? It’s silly.
Somebody sends you a dead fish, use it in your garden for compost. That’s what the Indian’s taught the Pilgrims.
This guy may be about to experience a very unfortunate accident requiring long term hospitalization.
Yeah ... the “dead fish” ... BUT you have to admit ... the Tennat has XXXXXXXXXXXX ... Gladiator, I salute you !
The lease has a “Confidentiality Clause”?
Rahm demanded it, no doubt.
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