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Can my room mate kick me out if both of us are on the lease agreement? he is over seas at the time.

Port Orchard, WA |

my friend is over sea right now and has told his friend i need to get out of the place we are both on the lease can he kick me out or tell me i have to leave the place

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Attorney answers 2


No. If you are also on the lease agreement, then he cannot stand in the shoes of the landlord and require you to leave the property. You have as much legal right to be there as he does.

Practically speaking, however, if you are less than amicable, it might be best for you to part ways with your roommate.

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Ms. Peeples is dead on correct, your roommate has no more right to remove you than you do to remove him. The only person that may remove you is the landlord and he/she must provide a proper notice under RCW 59.12.030 (non-payment of rent, illegal activity, breaking lease rules, end of lease or month to month termination).

This answer is for informational purposes only and should not be construed to establish an attorney client relationship. Before taking any legal action, it is always advisable to discuss your specific situation with an attorney.