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Non-married couple, just renewed a 1 year lease, broke up this weekend and he has reportedly moved to another state. Can I do a simple amendment via DocuSign removing his name? Is this valid assuming he signs off on it? If he does not sign off on it, but is no longer living there, is a full eviction process required to remove his name? Thank you for any insights!
Ashley S, OR on Wednesday, May 13, 2020
RE: Tenant moved out
Why bother? He is on the lease as long as the rent is paid by whoever stayed not really your problem. If the rent is not paid or there is damage upon move-out he is still responsible and can be an alternate way to get the money. Same as a co-signer.
Posted by Scott H, VA on Monday, May 25, 2020
RE: Tenant moved out
All you need is the simple amendment included with EZ landlord. But can the other half of the couple swing the rent? If not, the other half likely won't want to be left alone on the lease.
Posted by John P, IL on Monday, May 25, 2020
RE: Tenant moved out
Who did you received the security deposit from and amounts from? If he contributed to security deposit then you must give him written notice that he will lose his security deposit for abandonment of his contract is he is not paying rent even if he does not live there physically. If he is still paying rent but not physically living there is another issue. You may have to re-qualify another co-tenant with a new contract and security deposit terms. Always having proper ID and SS to every lease is important and lease must match the names. Hope this helps.
Posted by Veronica F, CA on Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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