My daughter cam home for the summer the roommate stayed. The agreement was I paid the rent and the roommate would pay me her portion of the rent for the summer. This has not been done. Is there anything that I can do to remove he non-paying roommate from the apt.
It depends. If he roommate has a lease with the landlord them only the landlord can evict. I would stop paying her half though. If the roommate doesn't pay then the landlord may evict her. The problem is that your daughter may get evicted too as both tenants are responsible for the full amount of rent. You may want to call the landlord and explain the situation. You would have to sue her directly in small claims court for money she owes you though.
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This is bad situation that should have been avoided from the onset. First, room mates can't evict room mates though they could possibly sue each other for rent contribution assuming the Apt. is in Florida.. If you dont pay the rent it wrecks your credit and your daughters and if there in a eviction filed against her or you, forget renting anyplace decent in the future or being forced to pay HUGE deposits or advance rent. Essentially you are stuck carrying a deadbeat roommate until the lease expires or she starts paying on her own.
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