Denver, CO asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Colorado

Q: He is named on the lease but I am not. He moved and I continue to pay rent online. What are my legal obligations?

I have been paying the rent in my name for the entire year. They have not said anything about it. His lease ends in 6 weeks and I am moving out at the end of his lease. If he comes back to live here and does not pay money for future rent can I be taken to court for eviction/ or sued for anything in the future, even though I left at the end of the lease? Am I obligated to provide notice to the apartment complex before I leave?

2 Lawyer Answers

Donald C Eby

  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Castle Rock, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: If you are not on the lease you have no obligations to the Landlord.

Good Luck!

Bruce Alexander Minnick and Tim Akpinar agree with this answer

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Bruce Alexander Minnick

  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL

A: Unless you are on the lease you have no obligations other than to move out at the end of the existing lease. However, unless someone notifies the landlord before the end of the lease they will probably find out you are staying there--without any lease.

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