Denton, TX asked in Contracts, Land Use & Zoning and Real Estate Law for Texas

Q: My boyfriend lived with me for a month during my lease of 1 year. Can i get in trouble with this after my lease is up?

He was not on the lease and lease ended a week ago. However, I have a roommate who threatened to tell the landlord about this. Because the lease is now over, could I actually get in trouble for this?

1 Lawyer Answer
Matthew Scott Williams
Matthew Scott Williams
  • Real Estate Law Lawyer
  • Missouri City, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Most likely - No, you aren't in trouble. However, some lease agreement state that a guest can only stay for a specific amount of time before they must be added to the lease. Check the lease agreement to be sure.

I would do what I could to prevent the roommate from "telling" the landlord until you receive your security deposit and or 30 days have expired from the time you moved out.

Good Luck!

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