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    tenantrights Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Aug 20, 2009, 10:02 AM
    Evicting a Roommate
    I co-signed a lease for my son. He lives in the property alone. I put down the first month and last month security deposit and paid the rent in July and August. It looks like I will end up paying September as well. The apartment is in Florida, I live in New Jersey. I don't know what to do, he has shut off his phone, I can't reach him. I sent him a letter today asking that he vacate the property if he doesn't come up with the rent for September. It's my understanding that he doesn't have to pay or vacate - can that be true??
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    stevetcg Posts: 3,693, Reputation: 353
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    Aug 20, 2009, 10:32 AM

    You can't evict him. You are a tenant too. The landlord has to. You are both responsible for the lease to the landlord. How you work it out has nothing to do with the landlord.


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