Spring Hill, FL asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: If my current lease ends on Nov 30 & my boyfriend's name wont be on the new lease Dec 1. He has to be out by 11/30?

All utilities are in my name and I pay all the bills.

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Barry W. Kaufman
Barry W. Kaufman
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: The only issue is whose name is on the Lease. Generally, landlords want the name of every adult residing in the rented space to be on the lease (meaning that all the adults are equally responsible to the landlord for the full amount of the monthly rent). If you executed a new lease and you are the only person on the lease, then technically the boyfriend has no legal right to remain in the apartment or house on December 1. How you work that issue out with your landlord and your boyfriend is another matter.

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