The Playboy Mansion and When a Roommate Just Won’t Leave

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One of the conditions of sale for the Playboy Mansion is that Hugh Hefner still gets to live there. In multifamily, what do you do when a roommate leaves and the other wants to stay—and bring in a new roommate?

jfiur_infocusDid you hear the bizarre news about Playboy? (And, no, I’m not talking about the fact that their print editions will no longer feature images of naked ladies, which allowed journalists who covered this news to all gleefully proclaim that now you weren’t lying when you said you read Playboy for the articles.) This time, the news is that the Playboy Mansion is on sale for $200 million. The mansion includes a tennis court, koi pond, of course the grotto and an octogenarian with a penchant for walking around in his bathrobe. Wait, I know, that’s every octogenarian. I mean the famous one. Yup, Hugh Hefner comes with the house. (No, the Bunnies don’t. They’ll be put out to pasture. I’m hilarious.)

It’s actually a condition of the sale that Hugh Hefner will get to live there for the rest of his life.

Which brings us to multifamily. What do you do when a roommate just won’t leave?

A lot of renters have roommates. But if one roommate wants to leave as they are wont to do (because some people can’t seem to wash a dish to save their life, and jeez, how difficult is it to just wash a simple dish?), it might cause some headaches for you. Ideally the other roommate would just leave too, especially if it was the end of the lease period. Then you could just clean up the place and start the leasing process over again. But, what if one of the roommates wants to stay?

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