Asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

Q: i moved in with my friend and she did not want to landlord to know.

Because she did not want another person to live there. and they never cleaned u after them self at all and they lefter their 8 month old and there 5 year old home a lot when i get home from work. i was done and so i moved out and they want me to pay for this moth rent. do i have to since i alonam not on the lease or anything and they r not the landlord

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Robert L. Mauger Jr.
Robert L. Mauger Jr.
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: Some friend. In theory, if you were a subtenant (even under an oral lease, not permitted by their landlord) you would be on a month-to-month lease and required to pay rent up to 30 days after you moved out. But you're probably better off writing this person out of your life and ignoring her requests. Obviously if you receive a copy of a complaint filed with the court or a letter from a collections company you should probably talk with your own attorney. But until then, I'm not sure there's any good that would come out of engaging with her.

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