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I have been residing in a rental home years now with my

I have been residing in a rental home for two years now with my roommate. I have been receiving mail for that time and paying bills and rent at that address. My roommate has recently passed away leaving me in situation that I don't know what to do. I was unaware that he was not paying the rent because he was sick. Found out my name was not on lease which should have been and now I am being harassed by attorneys and dept. of clerks to either pay the amount owed or to evicted in three days. My name was not that eviction notice, I can't pay they back rent, and have to find someplace to live quick for me and a dog he left behind. I need more time, what can I do?

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RobertJDFL

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I own a condo and want to take in a renter to share some

I own a condo and want to take in a renter to share some expenses. My fear is what if we don't get along. How quickly could I get a roommate out.

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Barrister

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What to do if one of your roommates is unstable? She will

What to do if one of your roommates is unstable? She will not sign an agreement to leave the apartment that would allow her to get her deposit back. The agreement would also give 30 days to clear the apartment. The other two roommates are willing to sign.

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Samuel-II

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I am leasing a rent house and have a roommate who is not on

I am leasing a rent house and have a roommate who is not on the lease. My landlord requires everyone who lives in the. House to fill out an application to be approved. I allowed her to move in 6 months ago but she doesn't want to fill out application due to background check. I need to break my lease due to health and financial reasons but she won"t voluntarily leave. What can I do? She also won't quit smoking in house which is against the terms of my lease because I am not her landlord.JA: OK. The Real Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you talked to a lawyer yet?Customer: NoJA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?Customer: I don't think so.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Real Estate Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Roger

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I'm moving to the US soon, as I'm gonna marry my partner.

Hi, I'm moving to the US soon, as I'm gonna marry my partner. Currently he is living as a roommate and had a bankruptcy more than 6 years ago and has debts. As I don't have any credit history in the US, but I'm bringing all my savings, how could we maximize our chances to get approved credit checks ran from potential landlords? Should I wait couple of months in the US working and try to build my credit history before I rent for us a place to live? Should I send him the money to help him to clear all his debts with the intention to increase his credit score, as I guess we both need to fill forms to credit cracking as we are both tenants living together? Thanks.

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Legalease

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I am wondering what I should do. I was signed into a lease

Hello, I am wondering what I should do. I was signed into a lease because 1 of the 3 co-tenants was moving away, and the lease goes from July 1st to August 31st. However, only after I signed the lease, I found that the other co-tenant has not be paying his share of rent since April, and the management company did not disclose this fact to me in advance. When I asked the management company, they said that they are only responsible for collecting the total rent, and the roommates are responsible for splitting the rent, so that any incomplete rent will be subjected to all roommates. I want to get my name off the lease, because I was worried that the roommate will not pay his rent for the next two months, and his unpaid rent would hurt my personal credit, since I need to apply to student loans in the future. However, the management company says that I cannot do that, and even if I do not move in, I still need to pay the rent for the whole time.So my questions are: 1. Is it possible for me to get my name off the lease and not get involved in other people's unpaid rent? I can pay my two months' rent but just want to get out of the situation.2. If I cannot take my name off the rent, how much would the unpaid rent affect my credit (~$4300 unpaid for 5 months), and is there gonna be a serious consequence for my loan? Is there anything I can do to protect myself?Thank you very much!Yu

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My daughter signed a lease with two other girls apartment in

My daughter signed a lease with two other girls for an apartment in Philadelphia. After they had moved in, the agent told them they needed to pay a $200 each move in fee that would be non-refundable. It was not mentioned to them before and it is not on the lease. They are threatening legal action if the 3 girls dont hand over $600. this is not a security deposit, that information is on the lease.

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Loren

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If both of my other roommates are violating the pet policy

If both of my other roommates are violating the pet policy in our lease by bringing in animals, but refusing to inform the landlord or pay the pet deposit, what are my options to leave the lease? I have also found out they smoke weed inside the house frequently which is clearly against the law and not something I want to be associated with. None of this was disclosed to me prior to moving in and Im afraid if I report it to the landlord, i will be held equally responsible for the damage and smells their animals and drugs are causing to the house. I cant live under these circumstances anymore, but I also cant afford this place on my own if the other cotenants are evicted. Im afraid of what I will be held responsible for. I need to move out. I have never been put in a situation like this before and I have absolutely no clue what to do.

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Loren

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I know of someone (person A), who while under the influence

hello - I know of someone (person A), who while under the influence of illegal drugs, was recently coerced into signing a 1 year apartment lease in Orange County, CA., although of legal age to do so. The other parties on the lease -mother (person B and adult son (person C)) were tenants of the same complex for several years prior. All three decided to move up to a 2 br unit. Initially, the lease was declined as the son (person C) had (and still has) an outstanding bench warrant out for his arrest, has a felony drug conviction from 2 yrs prior, a felony domestic violence conviction from 2 yrs ago, as well as a restraining order that was still in effect but has since expired. The landlord (apartment community manager)knowing this obtained a waiver though, and allowed them to move to the 2br. Not even 2 weeks into the new lease/apartment, illegal drug use was discovered. Person A has since vacated the property and entered a rehab program. Is there any legal right for person A to terminate the lease with minimal financial responsibility? Is there any liability on the part of the landlord who willingly ignored their original decision not to lease to person C?

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legalgems

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