I have a very disrespectful roommate living here who signed on for February and as our little written contract agreed, “March, if desired”.
However he is incredibly rude, home all day , smokes cigarettes in the house, constantly getting drunk.
He cannot live here any longer. I want to ask him to leave at the end of February but is there anything I need to know.
We have two other roommates and both would be behind me on this.
If you drafted the agreement, the ambiguity will be construed against you. So he can probably stay through March.
Mr. Goldberg is correct. In addition, presumably he's paid for Feb (you don't say) so once he's been there that long, you'll have to evict him if he chooses to not leave by the end of March. If he wants to fight you on it, he'll be there until July, easily, before the court puts him out. You may want to retain counsel now to prepare for the fight.
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