Q: I need to evict a housemate due to illegal drug use (meth). She is not on the lease.
Originally 3 housemates on the lease in the home, one moved 2/3 way through lease and we sublet temporarily to someone. Lease is up in 6 weeks and we are giving the house up, however the temp roomie is using meth and we would like to evict, so wondering what my options are.
A: Not enough info here to know. Is subletting allowed by your lease (most do not allow it)? Who does this person pay her share of the rent to - the landlord or one of you roommates? IF she truly is just a co-tenants, you have no right to terminate her tenancy or evict you, anymore than she has the right to evict you. But there are ways to deal with this and/or there may be other options. The only way to know is for you to review everything with a local landlord-tenant attorney. Give one a call and make an appointment if you really want to know your options and legal rights.
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