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okay, here is my situation. my husband and i mutually decided to take a “separation” period after seven and a half years together. we did not legally file for a separation though.

i moved in with a guy that i had met at work and wanted to try a relationship with(have known him less than 6 months). unfortunately, our work place found out about our relationship and i was basically forced into quitting because of it(he is still employed there).

this guy i moved in with and i only have a 6 month lease where he is living. we have only been living there 3 weeks, and i just recently found out a whole bunch of negatives with him.

first off, he has an eviction on his record, several major dings on his credit report, and also several lawsuits/criminal records that occurred against him that i was NOT aware of at all. he failed to disclose any of this information before we moved in together, and i did not have the available resources to find this out about him until he recently gave my husband the OK to get his credit report.

my husband and my bank account has been closed because of a check this guy so willingly accepted from a “friend”, our credit cards our maxed out from buying him things such as cigarettes, food, and the gas needed to drive him around everywhere, he has a very bad temper, a family member is in jail for murder, and to top it all off, he lied from the very beginning to me about his whole entire past and what was wrong with him.

i tried getting in contact with our management company where this guy and i are on the lease at, and all she could basically say right now is that if i try to take myself off the lease, it would be a break lease, which i am already fully aware of..that is not including all the other fines and charges it takes to re-rent the apartment.

my problem though is that this guy also(among everything else!) lied on our application for the apartment that he has never been convicted and charged for an eviction, yet he definitely HAS…

1.) knowing all this information, is there any way i can actually get out of this lease without paying the break lease and all other charges?

2.) or, will i still be held liable even despite not knowing a single thing truthfully about this man, and have to pay a portion or all of the break lease?

3.) or, will he be fully responsible for all of it since i am currently un-employed due to losing my job where him and i both worked?

i am kicking myself massively in the rear, believe me, for the huge mistake i have made every single day. my husband and i have never been closer together as we lose everything we own because of this situation with this person who has leeched everything off of us. i am just basically distraught and very hurt and frustrated over the situation because this guy had lied about every single thing concerning himself. i was just wondering if anyone had any help/information on what i can do to better this problem, or even get out of it? my husband and i are considering going to legal aid to get some help because we do not want to file bankruptcy or consolidate our debt…to us that is losing the fight with this heartless person.

any help or ideas or even any information would be greatly appreciated anyone. thank you for reading this..it means alot to me, and thank you again.

3 Thoughts on possible eviction help…any answers would be greatly appreciated!?
  1. Reply
    goz1111
    October 18, 2011 at 6:50 am

    You are tied into the lease the fact that you have issues with your roommate is not the legal concern on the landlord; then you add in the fact that you are probably the only collectable one on the lease will make it even harder to convince the landlord to release you early form the legal binding contract

    In the end be glad its only six months, I would pay any fee at this point to get the landlord in writing to release you today from all future liability associated with the rental, for if your roommate would destroy the unit when you are on the lease, the landlord could come after you and any bank account, assets you may have even if jointly titled with your husband, to pay for the damages leaving you the only option to sue your roommate who does not sounds like he has much assets if any at all

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    BoomChikkaBoom
    October 18, 2011 at 7:37 am

    This is confusing. How did this guy accepting a check from a friend get your joint account with your husband closed? If this guy deposits bad checks into his account, how would that affect you? And how did he get hold of your credit cards to max them out?

    You entered into a lease with someone you didn’t know very well and it’s going to cost you to get out of it. Usually the company goes after the person they feel they can get the money from.

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    Landlord
    October 18, 2011 at 8:04 am

    None of this has any bearing on the contract YOU signed.

    1.) knowing all this information, is there any way i can actually get out of this lease without paying the break lease and all other charges?

    No of course not, the landlord was defrauded by him, but that does not give you the right to also defraud the landlord. You signed the lease and can be held 100% accountable.

    2.) or, will i still be held liable even despite not knowing a single thing truthfully about this man, and have to pay a portion or all of the break lease?

    Your personal issues do not come into play at all. They have nothing at all to do with the legally binding contract you signed.

    3.) or, will he be fully responsible for all of it since i am currently un-employed due to losing my job where him and i both worked?

    You can both be held accountable. Again, your lack of a job does not give you the right to rip off the landlord. He has 10 years to collect, however he has to do it, seizing your accounts, collection agencies, income tax returns, wage garnishments.

    Your best bet is to talk to the landlord, strike a deal with him. It is pretty standard to let people out of a lease with 2 months rent

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