Diane Barry on 2/26/102 1:36 PM said:
>>Only my boyfriend was named in the lease, but we both signed it. He left me and refuses to pay this month's rent. I still have some of his stuff and told him he can't have it until he pays me the rent. His dog also damaged the kitchen floor and I want him to pay for that because the landlord is going to keep the security when I move out at the end of the lease. Can I keep him on the lease and make him still pay rent seeing as he signed a 1 year lease? And can I start charging him storage fees for his stuff or no since he's still on the lease? HELP!!!
Your boyfriend is named on the lease and he signed it. That means he is responsible to fulfill his obligation with the landlord. If you signed it too, so are you. But you're not the problem, he is.
Yes, Diane, as long as he is on the lease, he is just as responsible as you are to pay the rent and repair or pay for any damages.
I think you have a good legal case against him. Hopefully he can be collected from. (Talk with a lawyer)