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My boyfriend moved out, his name is on the lease. He

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My boyfriend moved out...

My boyfriend moved out, his name is ***** ***** lease. He took,all clothes etc. What can be done so he is not coming over talking things when I'm not home?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because real estate law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Arizona

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No, My property manager is aware he moved out

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

What can I do?

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Legal
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Unfortunately you can't remove him from the lease. He signed it, and it's a legally binding contract, so you unfortunately cannot simply remove him.

There are however a few landlords that are willing to do this, so if you have a good working relationship with your landlord and they are aware of the situation, you can at least inquire as to whether they'd be willing to adjust the lease, since your ex has left.

Keep in mind that if both your names are ***** ***** lease, he's legally required to help pay rent. If this is something you're interested in, you can consider filing a claim in small claims court and recovering monetary damages for his portion of the rent.

I hope that helps!

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