Roommates can be great! They pay a portion of the rent, help with apartment maintenance, and can be fun to live with. However, this isn’t always the case. Occasionally a roommate doesn’t work out for one reason or another. Whether they’re not paying rent or regularly disrespect your property, chances are you no longer want to live with them. While you’ve both signed a lease agreement, there are several options if you want to remove a roommate from your lease.
How to Evict a RoommateWhat Does Your Lease Say? The first place you should always look is your lease. Read it over and learn what your options are if you want to break your lease. Your agreement may also detail the process of proposing your roommate should be evicted. Some reasons for eviction include:
- Damaging the property
- Neglecting to pay rent
- Being charged with a serious crime
- Showing signs of danger to others
- Bringing an animal into the apartment that isn’t allowed