A friend of mine rented an apartment for one month from a girl who was not the landlord. After paying the agreed amount, he moved in, and now, only 20 days later, she comes back with only a day’s notice, goes bezerk when she sees the mess, and then changes the lock. So he’s stuck without access to any of his stuff (including NT $90,000 cash), and unsure whether she intends to even let him get it back. There was no contract, and only electronic record of their correspondence. His stuff’s still there, and he’d also like some sort of compensation for getting locked out in the middle of night 10 days before the agreed upon date.
So what can he do? Anything? American laws give him several options, and the girl would be in the wrong for subletting illegally. But I don’t know about Taiwan and I don’t think he can really prove anything as far as documents go. Someone who knows something please help.