*IF* i just took all of my stuff and disappeared...?
Leaving my apartment and roommate (and her worthless bum boyfriend).. my name, hers and her fathers name is on the lease. I've tried to do this civilly, I realize I made a mistake and I should stick through with it, but it's becoming unbarable. They refuse to let me sublease, her and her boyfriend won't move out, her parents totally back her up 100%, it's a nightmare. SO, I was thinking, I know the money would get paid for sure if I didn't pay it (just totally took all my stuff and got out of hells way!) ... and I know they'd probably wind up suing me for what they had to pay, but that'll probably be later on down the road when they catch up with me... I'm just wondering if suing is all they can do? I know it's a little extreme and I know I should stick it out, but it's hard and I am trying. I'm just trying to think of extreme options that'll get me out NOW, cheaply!
ONE- did her boyfrind live there when you both moved in together?? If NOT- THERE is your way out (IT is sickening and unfair when chicks do this and turn on their friends to slobber over a guy who doesn't pay bills or rent etc and just moves on in. been there.)
TWO- Find another room mate to take your spot as soon as you can then move out. This way they aren't losing a thing.
THERE- If she has been a total ***** and you want revenge just leave without notice and if they try to sue, say that they kept sexually harassing you for a threesome and you couldn't take the stress anymore and had no choice but to leave.
Good luck honey hope I helped.
Yes, all they can do is sue you for breech of contract. In your situation, probably not a big deal
Yes they may sue you, but when you go into court, you can explain the situation to the judge and you may not get into trouble. But you have to watch because this could be on your record as a civil matter. When you go and try to lease another house or apartment, then it will show up that as a 'judgement' but this will not happen to you go to court. Good Luck!!
if its possible just stay with a friend as much as possible till the lease is up.just bring some clothes and an over night bag to your friends.they cant sue u for staying at someone elses place.
Just murder them in their sleep.
seeing that you are on the lease and i watch alot of the shows on tv with judges do not just move out the lease is a legally binding contract untill the time is spent which say is a 6 month lease you must still fulfill your obligation to pony up the rent money tell them you will be moving soon so they have enough time to find a new roomie also let the landlord know of this also that way when it comes time to renew the lease you will not be contractly binded
The apartment complex can get you for breach of contract. Your friends parents are the least of you worries.
How much longer is the lease? I think they prob would be able to sue you, but if its that unbearable then maybe could you send them the money or something? I'm really sorry but what you said is pretty much how it will go.
Assuming that you are an adult, and eliminating the penal system, nobody can make you live anywhere, nor can they stop you from moving.
Imagine a more ... pleasant ... scenario. You rent an apartment for a year (sign a lease, blah blah blah). One month later, you get a job in another state making more money. Can the landlord (or roommates, etc) force you to STAY in the apartment? Can they call the police? Answer: NO. You can move out any time you want.
Next question, are you required to pay the rent. Answer: The landlord can go after you, or anyone else, on the Lease. So ... if you are gone, the landlord will almost certainly be going after roommate's father (that's why he is on the lease).
So, the landlord cannot then go after you.
Next question, can daddy go after you. Perhaps, but in the absence of a written lease it will be difficult. And, it will be a pain in the neck. But the bottom line is, the most you will owe (under our facts) will be your portion of the rent UNTIL the roommate could reasonably replace you (duty to mitigate), assuming she can show she reasonably tried to do so. In addition, you can argue that (and I am making assumptions here) that the lease itself is standard, and that the lease said that nobody else could live (other than as brief visitors) in the apartment, and that she 'constructively evicted you.'
Now, as a practical matter, you should take a photo of everything you remove from the apartment, for as sure as the sun rises in the East, your roommate will claim you took her stuff.
That, however, is another question.
The only other thing they can do besides suing you is harassing you. Phone calls, letters, ect. The mature thing would be to let them know that you are leaving and that you are getting taken off the lease. If they agree to it, which you should definitely get in writing, then there is nothing they can do. If they sign something saying you are getting off the lease with no strings attached then they could not sue you for anything. It would not stand up court.
I am pretty sure all they can do is sue you. nothing more. Dont take my word for it though, I am not 100% sure. but it is what i believe. but the question as well is will they really sue you? If your close friend wise, I odnt think that they would even sue you. If you had a falling out with and your not friends, they might. think about it.
I'm suing my ex-roommate for doing the same thing right now. She left to move in with her boyfriend and left me high and dry. Because of this, her credit is ruined, her business (that she bought with her boyfriend) is going to go under, and her life is going awfully, all because she REFUSED to cooperate with the numerous civil/non-court efforts i made to get back my $1200! Such a small amount for all that trouble.
You're credit will be marred forEVER if she takes you to court. You'll never be able to rent again because it'll show on your credit report that you broke a lease. If there is a lease w/ your name on it, you are obligated by law to pay rent until the lease expires.
There is NOTHING good for you that can come of this decision except a brief period where you'll feel better because of your freedom from this hellish roommate. But if she chooses to take you to court over it, she can and will ruin your life.
Don't be stupid. There is NO cheap option when it comes to terrible roommates/leases. I can totally relate but your best option is to stick it out and review the lease. If she is breaking the contents of the lease in ANY way by having her worthless boyfriend there all the time, use that against her.
Figure out a way to make her parents see it your way. I know that's hard, but they can be swayed and it will save you a headache down the road.
Have you considered treating the boyfriend as a trespasser?
(I read your previous question.) Since he isn't on the lease, he has no real legal right to be on the premise. Whether your room mate wants him there or not is not irrelevant, but it not an open invitation for him to be there either. The actions that they are taking to keep him a guest, make him not a resident of the apartment. (That is important legally.)
Under the lease, and therefore the law, he is a guest in the home. State unequiviqually that he is not allowed in the home. If he ever comes there without your roommate, tell him that he must leave or be arrested for criminal trespass. If he doesn't leave, call the police.
This may not make friends with your roommate, or the police, but it may give you some leverage over their behavior.
It is important that you deal with it when your roommate is not there. This is because as she may be able to negate your right to keep him out when she is there. When she is there, the legality of his presence is pretty gray.
Another thing that you can do is to trap her. If she comes in and you are trying to get him removed, she may claim that he lives there. Make sure that the police write it the report. Then use the report as ammunition to them both removed for violating the lease.
Lastly, and most importantly. Please pray to God for deliverence from this situation. Even if you ignore everything else, you should do that. It can't hurt.
In most areas all tennants names must be on the lease.Sounds like the boy friend is living there full time.Check your copy of the lease to find out if there would be any reason you could be released from your commitment or if he could be forced out legally.Let your friend know your going to do this,it may piss her off enough to let you out of the lease.If not talk to the building m
anager and get the boyfriend kicked out.
When you decided to room with her, that was the choice you made. Having her father sign the lease doesn't help much either as she has an ally and you don't.
There is no cheap way out. You just gotta put up with it until the lease runs out.
But don't do them any favors. Don't clean up after them. Don't buy groceries. And if they are loud, call the police on them for disturbing the peace.
Just packing up and leaving is not the option, because it will end up on your credit report as an unpaid debt, then you won't be able to find a good apartment in the future.
Also, look at your lease. See if there is any clause that will allow you to move out. There may be something there that may help.
if you really just want to disappear, you might want to look at how people are found and cover your trax well,
then it would cost too much to find you..
can't change your ssn, your drivers lic number, and such and those are all traceable
good luck, and i'm sorry you are going through this
if they pay your part of the rent they can take to small court claims.. for what you owe them. If they refuse to pay your share of the rent... the owner can sue you for what you owe and could slap it on your credit.
I'm sorry you are going through this :0(
First, you can be sued for your share of the rent plus attorney fees, etc. if your roommate does not continue to pay the rent after you leave. Also, either she or her father could sue you for your share regardless of whether they pay it or not.
However, she is breaking the lease by allowing her boyfriend to live there. Have you thought about going to the rental office and explaining the situation to them? They don't think too highly of people living on their property and not being on the lease. They might be willing to either make him leave or let you out of the lease (and maybe add him to it?). Usually apartment co's will let you switch who is on the lease.
If that is not possible, they may let you out of the lease anyway, especially if you feel you are in danger. It's worth a shot so that you won't be liable...
Regardless, all your roommate (or the apartment complex) can do is sue you.