Q: Wife signed a lease for an apartment alone. What do I need to do to get added to the lease to represent both interests?
I pay most of the rent. We allowed family to move in for a 'short time' -- became much longer tho than originally expected. Wife is unwilling to insist they move out. We're retired so are unable to support them (3 relatives -- one is 47 [female] who only works P-T, another 21 [male] refuses to work & youngest, 17 [female] also refuses to work). The 47 female pays $50/wk -- doesn't come close to $700 'committed' as their portion to 'share rental and utility costs' when they moved in over a year ago; and, they show no interest in getting F-T jobs to cover their housing expenses/generally support themselves, so I was advised to give them notice of eviction action(s) if they don't start working F-T soon and paying what was agreed to when we allowed them to move-in 'temporarily'. I'm not the one with the lease (landlord says "...wife must agree to add me ..." -- she won't [???]); and, am not getting support from my wife to proceed this way to solve this matter. So, need HELP -- THANKS!
A: To answer your question of what do you have to do to be added to the lease, the answer is you have to make your request to the landlord and ask what is the landlord's requirements to be added to the lease. This is a contract so the contracting parties have to reach a mutual agreement to modify the lease and change the parties on the lease.
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