I am in a situation where I had to leave my apartment, temporarily, in order to extricate myself from a toxic situation with an ex-girlfriend that lives in the same building. I am the sole lease
-holder for my 3 bedroom apartment. I am currently renting out my room to a woman, Nina, through the end of August. One of my roommates, April, informed me about a month ago she would be moving out of the apartment at the end of September. I do not have a problem with this. My other roommate, Kayla, however, will not be moving out until the lease is up in November. None of the women are on a sublease contract
. She also has the opportunity here to take over the lease if she chooses, but she will need to go through the application process and the rent will go up. Some of this information maybe irrelevant, but it may factor in somehow.
I spoke with my lease manager last week and explained that I may be relocating and wanted to know the implications of breaking my lease. Given that I am the sole leaseholder, if I were to break my lease at the end of September, Kayla would have to move out 2 months early. Additionally, in the course of this conversation, I mentioned that I have two roommates who are not on the lease, which is not looked well upon by the management company. Further, I recently signed a lease for my own place, so I will be on two leases for August through November. Again some of this information may be irrelevant, but last time I used your service it seemed the more info the better.
Kayla has been living with me for nearly a year. The other day, I went into my apartment, unannounced to Nina, Kayla, and April, to get some mail. I have been trying to speak with Kayla about the upcoming apartment logistics given the fact that I am responsible for finding people to occupy the apartment who will pay rent. She has been quite unresponsive and uncooperative. Since I was in the apartment, I figured I could briefly talk to Kayla when she woke up. This was early in the morning. I did not speak with her that morning, but she has become quite defensive about my being in the apartment without giving her notice. So a long story short may be that I am wondering what my legal rights are to my apartment, of which I am the sole leaseholder. Do I have to give notice that I am coming by legally? I guess I am concerned that Kayla could potentially take legal action. Also, I am concerned now that Kayla will not pay rent. What are my rights as far as making her leave? I am sure more questions will arise, but I hope this is enough information for you to advise.