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I want to add my fiancee to rental agreement in Los Angeles what is the best approach?

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I tried to add it did not go well. I had a dog which was not part of the original leased. I was in the process of getting a permit for the dog to be a service dog, I ended up returning the dog to the shelter. My girlfriend now fiancee was staying with me and they are saying she

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Does your lease state that you are only allowed one person in your dwelling?

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Lawyer: Barrister, Attorney replied 9 months ago

Ok, then you are kind of stuck here if you agreed to a lease that says only one person.. You wouldn't be allowed to add a roommate or the fiance to the lease as it is a legally binding contract that can only be modified if both sides agree. However, if you actually got married, then she could move in because the landlord can't prevent a spouse from living with the other spouse as that is illegal discrimination based on family status.

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The new spouse would have to be added as either an occupant or a tenant on the lease contract.

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Lawyer: Barrister, Attorney replied 8 months ago

Hello again,

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I just wanted to touch base with you and check in.

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