Birmingham, AL asked in Contracts and Real Estate Law for Alabama

Q: Roommate violating lease giving keys out, lets others stay without her being there,wont lock door apt mgmt doing nothing

Our leases are individual for each bedroom. Ive asked mgmt to do something like get her to move to other apt. She tried to get her boyfriends dog to attack me and her boyfriend followed me into elevator and threatened me to stop complaining about her. Apt mgmt advised me that I would have to sit down with her and ask her to move out. I think its their job to do that. They told me if we didnt settle it they would not renew our leases. They have admitted that there have been no complaints about me in the 3 yrs Ive lived here so why arent they doing anything and they act like I'm part of the problem? What are my rights here? Can they threaten to not renew my lease for complaining about my roommate. Also, I didnt pick this roommate she was forced on me 2 weeks after my past roommate got evicted(also didn't know her when I moved in). I tried to tell them that I didn't think this was a good roommate match but they refused to listen.

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Bruce Alexander Minnick

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A: IMO, the best thing you can do is to find some way to bury the hatchet with your roommate--because the landlord probably does not care who stays where as long as they pay their rent on time. No online lawyer can help you either.

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