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I'm currently in a lease apt. However my landlord has told

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I'm currently in a lease for my apt. However my landlord has told me that i'm in violation of my lease because my husband has a felony on his record. they told me that I had to move by Sunday. Can they legally do this ?
JA: OK. The Real Estate Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: no
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: all my rent is paid on time every month and all current utillities is up to date. my husband is,nt on the lease. Further more the only time he is here is of a night when he gets home from work.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

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I am sorry to hear about this situation. Please tell me:

1) What state is this in?

2) Does your lease specifically state that people with a felony/criminal record cannot rent or you cannot have them as guests/occupants?

3) Is he a tenant? An authorized occupant? Or living informally and moved in after you had?

4) Whose name is ***** ***** lease - yours, or both yours and his?

This is not an answer, but an information request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. Thank you in advance.