This couple didn’t pay rent for SIX years… and they’ll get away with it


The struggle is real.

With house prices going up, bills coming through the door everyday and an abundance of sh*tty rooms going for colossal amounts of money, renting is no easy feat.

However, this couple living in New York managed to get away with not paying rent for SIX years. Yep, six whole freaking years.

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The New York Post reports that Zachary Bennett and Karen Nourse have refused to pay rent on their swanky apartment since 2010, and they might actually get away with it.

The parents-of-two were struggling to keep up with their $4,754-a-month (€4,500-a-month) rent, so they decided to just not pay it.

You're probably wondering how they weren't kicked out, but there's actually a regulation in New York called 'Loft Law' which can protect NYC-based residents who are living illegally in commercial or factory buildings.

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And the place where Zachary and Karen live is full of businesses, from galleries to industrial equipment shops. In fact, they are the only people who actually live in the building.

So, when they were clued in about the 'Loft Law' in 2010, that was it, they didn't pay another cent. And didn't even get called out on it.

But now, the owners of the building are trying to reclaim the $410,000 that Karen and Zachary owe them in missed payments.

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According to Cosmo, the couple's lawyer is confident they won't have to pay up, saying: "The owner is not entitled to collect rent and my clients are not required to pay it."

Anyone fancy moving to New York now…?