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Former College Student Refuses to Leave Dorm Room Two Years After Dropping Out

Former College Student Refuses to Leave Dorm Room Two Years After Dropping Out

“THIRTY DAY NOTICE OF TERMINATION.”

This sounds like something from The Onion but it’s completely real.

The New York Post reports:

College dropout refuses to leave her dorm room

She loves the college life — just not the classes.

Hunter College is waging a court battle to evict a stubborn student who refuses to leave her dorm room some two years after dropping out.

Delaware native Lisa S. Palmer — who has not paid rent since 2016 — refuses to leave Room E579 at the school’s 425 E. 25th St. co-ed dormitory, according to an eviction lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court.

The 32-year-old “racked up a staggering $94,000 in unpaid residence hall charges on account of her continued occupancy, all the while ignoring Hunter College’s service of additional vacate notices,” said the suit.

“As of today, June 7, 2016 you are still in occupancy of the aforementioned room,” Michell Quock, assistant director of residence life, wrote to Palmer two summers ago.

Last fall a Hunter attorney continued the battle to get rid of Palmer, sending her an eviction notice that said in bold-faced type: “THIRTY DAY NOTICE OF TERMINATION.”

“You are required to vacate and surrender the premises on or before Oct. 31, 2017 at 12:00 p.m.,” the attorney wrote.

But the former geography major, who now works for an architecture firm, refused to budge.

“I plan on fighting the lawsuit and while I fight it, I’m going to stay,” Palmer told The Post from outside her messy, 100-square-foot single, which is adorned with a lava lamp, a dream catcher and piles of dirty dishes.

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This makes me suspect that the laws of New York State may be stacked a little too much in favor of tenants.

    Gremlin1974 in reply to karl_lembke. | March 3, 2018 at 1:28 am

    Yea, see here in the south were most things still make sense, we would just change the locks when she left and the have a Deputy Sheriff there when she came to get her things.

    I hear these stories about people who buy houses and can’t get squatters to leave and the homeowner being arrested for tossing them out, what a load of crap.

      Milhouse in reply to Gremlin1974. | March 4, 2018 at 12:21 pm

      Yea, see here in the south were most things still make sense, we would just change the locks when she left and the have a Deputy Sheriff there when she came to get her things.

      Where exactly in the South can you do that, without first going to court and getting an eviction order?

I have to wonder what the school’s reaction would be if the tenant was a white male, not a female POC.

The woman enrolled EIGHT years ago! And she refused to leave or pay because “they were starting to treat me unfair.” Wow. How the company that employs her allows her to continue to work is amazing – wonder if they were to be so sanguine if she started taking stuff from them because they were “unfair”? And the kicker is that she is complaining that she is “lonely” because she’s much older.

Somebody has to explain to me, tho, how the College could move her to another whole building, but not throw her out? Why isn’t that waiver?

    Milhouse in reply to Chgolaw. | March 4, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    Somebody has to explain to me, tho, how the College could move her to another whole building, but not throw her out? Why isn’t that waiver?

    What do you mean? When did they do that?

Oh come on, just have the Sheriff go down there and drag her ass out and throw her in jail. The fact that she gets roughed up in the process is an added bonus. Then attach her meager wages for the rest of her life. Stop coddling these pukes.

Who is the man in the photo, and what connection does he have to the story?

    Conservative0317 in reply to Milhouse. | March 5, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Seriously? You don’t recognize John Belushi as John ‘Bluto’ Blutarsky from “Animal House”?

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