Roommate vs. roommate evicitions?
Asked Oct 4, 2006, 03:38 PM
I am on a lease to rent a room.
I found another person to rent the other room.
I have lived at this house for 3 years.
He has lived here for two months.
I want him out because he is a nuisance.
My rights as a tenant does not specifically state me as a Principle Tenant, but I've been here the longest.
The property office have no signature from him as a person who leases.
When I rented to him, it was verbal.
I served him a 30 day notice to terminate, but I know he is not going to leave.
If we go to court, I have no written approval from landlord to act as Principle tenant, other than the factthat I have lived here since 2004 and I have a signature of lease with the property office.
Will the court dismiss my case because I am not consented as principle tenant?
I know that verbal agreements are legal and that even people w/o a written contract have certain rights also.
I am afraid to have a losing case that would be a waste of my time and money.
I am 36, work two jobs, and go to night school. He is 24, works maybe six days a month and goes to school.
Also, he brought a pet into the house when the contract lease says no pets w/o consent of landlord.
If he is not on lease then does that clause affect him?
The property office say that they do not want to get involved with this, dismissing this as personal conflict issue.
What can I do?
Lawyers want 800 bucks which I don't have.
Filing complaint in court cost 300 bucks.
I am doing this by myself... stuck w/o lawyer.
Need some help
I live in Santa Cruz, California...
Last edited by Curlyben; Oct 4, 2006 at 10:52 PM.