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Re: Tenant's roommate not paying rent by Adale (CA) on September 17, 2013 @16:53

The the one who will stay will cover all rent. As of now, I am receiving full payment ( for both ) from the one who is staying, not sure internally how they pay each other. The one who is paying me the rent wants the other one move out and he will continue to pay me full amount. If I refuse to help him remove the roommate, I guess I am pushing him to the direction of fault in rent, which is not what I want. Please suggest some solution. I trust the my tenant who has been with me for more than a year, he has good credit score. But the roommate who he wants to get rid of, has bad credit, however I never deal with him directly.
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Re: Tenant's roommate not paying rent by Anonymous on September 17, 2013 @20:59 [ Reply ]
Why did you accept a tenant with bad credit? Why did you not deal with him directly? This is your fault.

As everyone has already stated, you must evict BOTH of them!
Re: Tenant's roommate not paying rent by P-Bone (NY and OH) on September 18, 2013 @07:02 [ Reply ]
The only way I can see that might force action would be a small claims suit from the good tenant against the bad tenant. Due to the fact that it's a lease between yourself and two co-tenants, your good tenant has no authority to set out the roommate. You on the other hand only have the option of setting out both of them at the same time, or get them to sign their way out. The good tenant can sue the bad tenant for not paying his share of the rent and see if that results in anything (maybe a settlement to move out and sign away his residential rights to the current lease).

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