You knew it was illegal sub-let .
From your perspective, the money you paid her is hers.
You Stated:i didn't, i thought it was a legal sublet, when i gave her the money. i thought she was the owner. i found out only afterwards.
it matters whether i knew it was an illegal sublet?
sorry for the confusion, not from the landlord, but from the tenant.
Sounds to me like you knew what you were doing , and never gave any indication you did not know until now .i.e., i rent a room illegally from alice for $2000 in a verbal agreement, the landlord does not know about it, i then re-rent it (again illegally) for $1000 to bob, giving him the keys.
This OP doesn't get it. She wants someone to tell her that yes the money should rightfully go back. So is this going to be a battle of wills between the OP and the rest of the forum
Did you even look at the link of " clean Hands " , and did you even read, go ahead spend 20.00 bucks and some of your time to see what the Judge rules .If the answer to the first question is that I should get my money back if I did not know it was illegal, does the fact that I re-subletted after knowing that it was illegal change this?
Yep I looked at the clean hands link - initially I didn't know the sublet was illegal though, until after I paid and got the keys. I didn't know I was participating in a wrongful act. Do you mean my wrong act later (re-subletting it) affected the initial sublet?
Did you even look at the link of " clean Hands " , and did you even read, go ahead spend 20.00 bucks and some of your time to see what the Judge rules .
Either file or don't .