Millstadt, IL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Missouri

Q: Am I responsible for rent if my sister won’t move out of apartment we shared? The lease was in my name.

My sister is listed on the lease as an occupant. The lease expired and I have moved out. My sister did not sign a new lease. She does not pay rent, but has not moved out. Will I be responsible for rent until she decides to get out? If she has to be evicted, will I have to pay for costs associated with that? The apartment is in Missouri.

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Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: An attorney would need to review the lease, but most likely and, unfortunately, "yes," "yes," and "yes." It is not your landlord's fault that you allowed a relative to be an occupant and she is still there without you.

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