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A tenant of mine just vacated his apartment but his roommate…

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A tenant of mine just vacated his apartment but his roommate refused to go along? As landlord what can I do to evict the roommate?

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

NJ

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

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This tenant was supposed to move out at the end of February but decided to move now clamming she was not cooperating with her share of the rent. I was not aware of this roommate until recently

Submitted: 17 days ago.Category: Real Estate Law
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Real Estate Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 17 days ago
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Hello I am an attorney here to help. So, tenants are jointly and severally responsible for the rent, meaning that the other tenant is responsible for the rent in this case. If you want to evict the tenant, then you will have to have a legal grounds to do so such as non payment of rent or a material violation of the lease agreement.
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