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Mary, Other/Just Looking in South Dakota

I have a friend in Florida that is renting an apartment. As a favor, he let a friend rent a room, but has yet

Asked by Mary, South Dakota Tue Dec 2, 2008

to pay. It has been months since he moved in and is not willing to leave, let alone pay. His name is not on the rent, but my friend says he has every right to stay there. He feels this man could be very dangerous and is in fear of upsetting him, so he allows him to stay. What are his rights as the rightful tenant?

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Big mistake on your friend's part. If thefriend is not on the lease he cannot force him to pay & depending on what it says in his lease about other/additional persons living there, he may be in violation of his rental agreement with the owner and could face eviction. My best advice is for your friend to contact a local attorney & consult with him.
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MORE THAN likely in the lease agreement with landlord a guest can only stay for X amount of days, Perhaps your friend can contact property owner state he allowed a friend to stay per the lease agreement NOW will vacate the property. The landlord can enforce the lease potential evict the friend who has over stayed their welcome. HOWEVER it depends on the relationship between person who signed the lease and property owner hopefully it is positive the landlord could evict both parties.
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