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I live with my significant other - we signed a 14 month

I live with my...

I live with my significant other - we signed a 14 month lease - he now wanted to end relationship - is he still responsible for half the rent? And we downsized a lot - chose a 2-bedroom 2 bath - needed second bedroom for all of my craft stuff - he now says I have to move all of the stuff out and go sleep in there

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?

Colorado

Lawyer's Assistant: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?

I’m pulling up the lease now - what should I be looking for?

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We just moved in a month ago

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he remains liable for the continuing lease obligations until the end of the lease term, unless you and the landlord agree to release him from the lease agreement before it expires.
Likewise, as a tenant under the lease, you can not be forced to move out of or into any particular area of the apartment or house you are renting, unless you agree.
If he refuses to contribute his agreed share of household expenses, you can sue him for breach of contract. If the claim does not exceed $7500, you can sue in small claims court. Small claims court is designed to be a "user friendly", simplified process, so that you can present a claim without an attorney. Also, it moves much more quickly than regular court. You can get the necessary forms to start from the clerk of the court.If (and only if) you are completely satisfied that your question is answered professionally and accurately, even if not the answer you were hoping to get, please remember to leave a favorable rating (click 5 stars in the rating section on this page). It is the only way that I am credited by JustAnswer for answering your question.
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Can he remove all of the items in the other room to make me live in that room? The items in the other room belong to me.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I do not want to pay more for this clarification.
No, as I said, as tenants together on the lease, neither of you has any superior right over the other to use any part of the leased premises.
He can NOT legslly force you to live in the other room.
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