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Re: Multiple Tenants - One Stays, One Leaves by lpadave on September 5, 2020 @17:44

alas, be thankful you're not having to do this with six occupants of one premises, with a.couple of kid and pets

1. new lease with all applicants applying, clearing, signing and posting a new security deposit. If you're comfortable with the remaining tenant, waive or reduce that new application fee and just do a mini- credit, income and asset check on her.

2. do a standard move out inspection on old lease, account for old SD and settle that out, BUT GET THE NEW LEASE SIGNED AND GET THE NEW SD IN HAND before you refund any remaining SD from old lease. Old SD refund is made payable to old tenants as they signed the lease.

3. old lease is now gone / new lease is now in effect with new SD, with new occupants. == stay out of the domestic business between the old tenants.

4. new move in property condition schedule and photos should reflect """move out conditions''' this is the most difficult and IMPORTANT PART of these parftial changeovers. You'll have to work around existing furnature and stuff thats staying, best you can.
don't get sucked into the middle of who owns the couch.

5. change the locks BY A LOCKSMITH (for the receipt / proof) and give new tenants keys.

6. make any needed security repairs during change over --
even if staying tenant doesn't mention them----and document.

7. be prepared to have the ousted co-tenant moving back in when they reconcile !!!
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Re: Multiple Tenants - One Stays, One Leaves by Page on September 17, 2020 @09:35 [ Reply ]
Thanks for your relay lpdave.

Forgot about locks. Will have them changed.

Is there a way to have the leaving tenant sign a waiver saying he forfeits any claim to the SD, so that we don't have to do the SD shuffle? Obviously he would have to be willing to do that. Remaining tenant says they put up all of deposit themselves, but we did not distinguish that in the lease.

Also, is it legal to complete the move-out inspection a day or two before the lease ends? What are the potential issues there, other than any damage occurring during those last couple days?

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