Me snd my boyfriend at the time moved out from the apt but my son n his fam stayed there at the apt. .its been 2 yrs since i moved out n the landlord knew i left n now my son n fam are being evicted will it still be in my name?i have not lived at the place n the landlord been taking payments all this time from my son so he knew i wasnt living there
It's impossible to look into the crystal ball and guess what landlord will do. Anyone can sue anyone, so certainly landlord can name you; is it proper is a separate question. If you are on the lease is what matters, even if you vacated. If you are on the lease then you will likely still be named as still responsible for the unit/rent. If not and landlord knows you vacated then possibly not.
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The landlord could very well name you since it was in your name.
If you want to reduce the chances of being named, send the landlord a letter stating that
you have moved out, you have no intention of moving back in, you give up possession
of the premises, and give him your current mailing address and phone number.
At the same time, try to get your son to leave and turn in keys.
See an attorney for a consultation. Good luck!
It's possible; but as my colleagues have said, it' s impossible to know what the landlord will do. I can say that - you should keep an eye on the docket and if you are named, or if you are served - consult with a good local tenants lawyer ASAP.
Hope this helps.
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