Chicago, IL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Indiana

Q: If I was supposed to be Added to a lease but the rental property never sent me the paperwork can they kick me out

They were supposed to send me paperwork by email however they never did they took the time to meet my dog so they knew I was staying there as well as it had a pet but the money for my deposit on the dog and for adding me to the lease just sat untouched in the account my roommate and I are not getting along and he is wanting me out he made sure I wasn’t on the lease Which at first my name was on it even without paperwork filled but then they removed it saying because Paperwork wasn’t completed they could remove me. They then, per my roommates request, have granted changing the locks so I can’t enter even though all of my belongings are inside the apartment I have been getting mail at this apartment And I have resided there for 6 months What can I do to get more time to be able to remove my stuff

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Troy Tyson
Troy Tyson
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Greenwood, IN

A: If you have proof that they agreed to add you to the lease (e.g. e-mails stating this, or something along those lines) you may be able to prove in court that you had an agreement and should be able to stay.

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