What to do regarding a possibly voidable contract?

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What to do regarding a possibly voidable contract?

My wife and I were under contract with a non-profit organization where we

performed community events for an apartment community. We had to live on-site and we were charged by the non-profit organization a reduced rent fee to live there, as described as an

Asked on July 2, 2018 under Employment Labor Law, California

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

The contract you describe is not voidable or illegal in any way, and there was no misrepresentation. You have no right to know the economics under which they get the unit (so they did not have to disclose anything to you); you have no right get any part of their savings from them getting the unit for free; they are allowed to make a profit on you and to charge you rent even if you are also working for them; and you evidently did agree to pay them rent while working for them and so are bound by the contract or lease you signed. In short: the agreement between them and the apartment community or the economics of the situation has no legal bearing on your obligations under your contract. It's similar to how a service provider or consulting company could bill its employees out to the customer for, say, $150/hour, but then only pay the employee $30 (or less!) an hour: the arrangement between A and B does not bear on the legality or enforceability of the arrangement between B and C. If you broke the contract, you would be liable to them.


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