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Question: My dad and neice have lived in a rental condo for years together , they are both on the lease, recently she has stopped paying her portion of rent and has stopped working and even let her boyfriend move in without my dads consent. My dad has been stuck paying all of the rent that he can't afford. The manager of the condo complex said there is nothing they can do. Please tell me how we can get her evicted out of the condo and her boyfriend to. Thank you

Answer: When two tenants are named on a rental agreement, they usually are “jointly and severally liable” to the landlord for the payment of rent, meaning that the landlord may demand the full rental amount from either of them. If one of the tenants stops paying their share but continues to remain in possession of the dwelling, the other tenant may have options for demanding and receiving compensation from the non-paying tenant. Your dad may wish to speak with an attorney to discuss his legal options. There are links to free and low-cost legal services on this website (at http://www.azlawhelp.org/accessToJustice).

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  • My dad and neice have lived in a rental condo for years together , they are both on the lease, recently she has stopped paying her portion of rent and has stopped working and even let her boyfriend move in without my dads consent. My dad has been stuck paying all of the rent that he can't afford. The manager of the condo complex said there is nothing they can do. Please tell me how we can get her evicted out of the condo and her boyfriend to. Thank you

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