Q: I am the main-applicant of my apartment. Can I get co-applicant evicted
The co-applicant is my girlfriend. She constantly harasses and threatens me. She will scream and yell for hours if need be. She does not help with any bills or household necessities (including food). She has no problem slandering me or my family constantly. She has no respect for me or anything in the apartment. I own all the furniture, televisions, and appliances. I constantly try to better the situation but it is no longer realistic. I do not want to do her wrong, or see her fail. But I can not deal with this situation until the lease is over. Please help
A: If you are both tenants on the lease, then you are in a tough spot. If she was just listed on the application as a resident and you are the sole renter on the lease, you likely could evict here. But if you are both true tenants, it is unlikely that you would have any superior right over her to evict her.
A: There are some problems the legal system cannot solve. If you were married and filed for divorce, you could ask for exclusive occupancy of the apartment and for the court to order her out. But for unmarried couples living together, the legal system does not resolve their disputes. Try talking to the landlord. If you move out and stop paying rent, then the landlord can file an eviction to terminate the lease. But you really don't want an eviction on your record.
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