My boy friend and a friend rent a house and are on the lease. A friend of chris' decides to move in without being approved by either nor the land lord. He pays $250 a month to my boy friend and Chris then they go pay the land lord $375 each. For the past month his girl friend has been there every single night using gas, electricity, etc,. Things have gotten bad! My boy friend and Chris have asked the guy several times to leave finally telling him to move out by the 10th (which is today).. I would like to know what rights the guy has and how we can get rid of him as soon as possible without the land lord finding out? He is basically renting a room from the two lessees. I have looked at the laws and everything nothing is helping me. Also, yes he has been living there for more than 30 days.
Even though he is not on the lease, the friend is a valid tenant. Legally speaking, your boyfriend and his roommate are the "landlords" to the friend ; he is their "tenant".
The friend cannot be "kicked out" of the apartment. Your boyfriend and his roommate will have to evict the friend (using the court, filing a complaint in small claims / landlord tenant court).
The fact that they had allowed an illegal sublease (assuming the lease stated that subleasing is not allowed) is something that they are just going to have to deal with.
Good luck to them.
~ Kem Eyo
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