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So long as he's in the lease he has the same financial obligations to the lease that you do. He sounds like a total jackass!
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If his name is on the lease then yes, you can
What department? Who would I speak to? Is there info I can read up on this?
Cause he is on the lease but if I leave cause I'm unable to pay, it will affect my rental history as well as his..
This would be a case for civil claims court I think. Contact your local courthouse or find a lawyer and they'll direct you on what you need to do to get this taken care of.
I read on ksoma's answer that he is on the lease with you. From what I understand, he basically doesn't want to pay or fix this situation right? If that is the case, court would be an option, but only if all else fails. The thing is, your fiancee won't keep paying rent while he isn't living there. I doubt even a court would rule this. Depending on whether your landlord allows it, you could try to find someone else to take up his part of the lease. But considering you're pregnant, this doesn't seem like the best option.You could try and discuss this matter with your landlord to see what your options are. If your landlord is a good guy (or girl), they'll likely try to help you out. If you really can't come to terms with your fiancee and you're thinking about going to court, definitely talk with a laywer first to see what they think of your situation. I know basically nothing about the law, and a laywer can tell you exactly what the best way to go is.
Small claims told me I have grounds to sue him so I'm just gonna do that
fair enough.Keep in mind it can be a long and sometimes expensive process. If you can think of a way to get him to pay or at least discuss it, I suggest trying that instead.If that doesn't work, i agree, sue his ass
The reason the argument started was cause he wanted me to get internet/cable and so I did but he didn't want to contribute to the bill or any utility bills while I'm paying half of the rent, utilities, cable, phonebill, car note, insurance etc. And he refused to get a better paying job when I'm baely able to keep my head above water with him and have a child on the way. He's not gonna pay. He's selfish and greedy like that.
Moved back in with his mom like the mama's boy he is where he's rent free and has no responsibilities.
damn, that really sucks. Do you think he'll come to his senses eventually? I mean, he's going to be a father in a few months. He better step up and take some damn responsibility.
If it was a joint lease?Yes. He is in violation of it.If only his name is on the lease?Yes. He is in violation of it.If only your name is on the lease?No. Sadly, you can't. He will be responsible, ultimately, for child support. But that is it.
He is on the lease. So being a violation of his contract would mean what?
It COULD mean that. I honestly can't be sure.But a lease is a contract. Him bailing on it could be a source of trouble, for him.
Yes you can or your apartment complex will take both of you. Your both on the lease so if you break the lease he is also liable and would need to pay it. You should tell your landlord what happened and find what it takes to get out the lease and let your fiancee know.
Joining the military, domestic abuse, or a job transfer are the only way for me to get out of the lease without it affecting my rental history.
I would, nt worry to much about him you have a enough to worry about! If he left u he, s probably can handle the pressure so he's not going to be much help anyway, s. It will work itself out it always does life is funny that way! If he, s smart he, ll be back. But u should keep a eye out for a real man! Remember it's his loss!!
Yea take him to court. Also go to the local federal housing for help.
absolutely if he's on the lease, then extra absolutely
Take him to court over what, exactly? I'm confused.
Leaving and him still being on the lease when I'm unable to pay the rent by myself. I already talked to someone at small claims and they said I can sue him for his remainder of rent he would owe which is 4800 so I'm just going to do that
Oh well if both your names are on the lease, then there is potential yeah. If only one of your names are on it, then I dunno. You should talk to him first, and if that's not an option, consult an attorney.
We're both on the lease and he said he will not help me pay his portion and so I will be left unable to pay all of the rent and bills myself while having my second child on the way so that's when I called small claims court and they told me I can sue for his portion. He will get fucked with child support.
Uh maybe he will, maybe he won't; you all are engaged, not married. It's not that simple. Anyway, as far as the lease goes, yeah since both your names are there you may have a case. Consult an attorney.
If his name is on the lease, he has committed a tort that can be redressed in court.
I'm not sure if u can how was the lease taken out in both your names
Yes. It's in both of our names.
Have u spoken to the landlord?
No. Not yet
he has to pay your baby bills, if you so choose, but, he does not have to pay your house bill
I called property manager and they told me they can't do anything and that we'd both be screwed and having to pay the remainder but then I called small claims court and they told me I can sue him for his remainder and portion because I will be unable to cover it all by myself and he is still on the lease and held responsible.
that doesn't sound right
He signed a contract
Only way to break the lease agreement is military, domestic abuse, or a job transfer.
Depends on who signed the contract
We're both on the lease.
Then I think he has an obligation, but I think it can be hard to enforce
How do I go about it? :/ I'm completely lost.
I have absolutely no idea, sorry. My advice would be googling around to see if there is somewhere to give professional advice
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