Hi, I am having a roommate issue. I live with 5 people all together, 3 of which want 2 of us to leave. We are all 5 on the lease with an apt complex in Denver CO. We have had a few verbal fights which where mostly non creditable threats to a physical altercation. His cat is attacking our cat causing physical and emotional harm so Iv also said I will stop a cat fight by kicking at them to prevent serious injury. They are standing on. "Fear of life" tactic. We have yet to violate our terms of the lease in the appts eyes. Their has also been a mix up with mang. Showing that I didn't pay one month but 2 months later we are still current either way with the complex. He also said he will Make clams that cocaine was used in the apt at some point or another to try and get a leg up in the situation. I'm wondering if the have a chance of getting us removed
I'm not sure they would be successful in evicting you. However, for practical purposes I would consider moving as this does not seem like a healthy environment for you or the animals to be living in. If the other roommates want you out and you decide to leave, I would leave on the condition that the other roommates sign a release that releases you from any further liability to them for rents or damages. Just because the roommates sign such a release however, does not mean that the landlord is going to let you out of your obligations under the lease. Set up a time to discuss this like adults and in a calm and amicable matter and I'm sure you can reach a solution.
I'd move out. This is only going to deteriorate into a mess. Leave their cat alone and move with yours. Saving money is good, living with a bunch of immature people is not good. Good luck.
Only your landlord not your roommates have standing to evict you.
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Only the landlord can evict tenants. If you simply leave, you are still on the hook to pay rent to the landlord. I suggest that the 3 roommates who want 2 out find two replacement roommates. Under the lease, you will probably need the landlord's permission to substitute tenants.
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