Franklin, TN asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Tennessee

Q: Can my girlfriend live with me without being on the lease?

My girlfriend is currently on a 12 month lease, but isn't living at her apartment. She and her roommates don't get along and have gotten into a few mutual verbal and physical confrontations. If I were to sign a lease for an apartment, would she be able to live with me without being on the lease?

2 Lawyer Answers

A: That depends on the terms of the lease. It is unlikely Tennessee has a statute covering those circumstances.

Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: Likely yes. But carefully review the lease to make sure there is not a provision related to occupants.

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