Our landlords are having a custody battle over our rent. The original lease says we are to pay our rent to Mona He, who is the undisputed titled owner of the house. However, in January, her husband, who is the only signer on the lease, gave us an addendum that told us to pay the rent to him, or face eviction
For the past two months, we have put the rent into a savings account, and had my boyfriend's divorce attorney email their divorce attorneys, to let them know that they need to come to a mutual agreement on what we should do with our rent.
If we pay rent to the landlord on the lease, then his wife says she's unable to pay the mortgage
on the house. If we pay the rent to the titled owner of the property, the landlord from the lease, is threatening eviction.
We do not want to be involved in the dissolution of their marriage, and we want to stop having to pay our own attorneys to help us resolve this issue.
What rights do we have? Is the addendum, which was only signed by one of the listed landlords, legal? Should we continue paying the rent to the person listed on our original lease? Do we split the rent in half and send a check to each landlord? Can we legally open an escrow
account to withhold rent until they've come to a mutual agreement about who the rent goes to?