Asked by: Emmett Morar
asked in category: General Last Updated: 5th February, 2020

Can someone live in an apartment without being on the lease?

Yes, someone can live with the tenant without being on the lease. However, it is important to distinguish the difference between a guest and a long-term guest.

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Likewise, how long can someone live in your apartment without being on the lease?

Any guest staying in the property more than 2 weeks in any 6 month period will be considered a tenant, rather than a guest, and must be added in the lease agreement. Landlord may also increase the rent at any such time that a new tenant is added to the lease or premise.

can my boyfriend stay in my apartment? Simply put, you are not required to accept your landlord's offer to put your boyfriend on the lease, but it may be the only way to legally establish his residence in the building. You prefer that he resides in the unit as a subtenant, that his lease is with you rather than the landlord.

Also, what happens if someone is not on the lease?

The court might require your landlord to get involved in evicting someone who's not on your lease, which will bring to his attention that you violated the lease by letting someone else move in. This could lead to your eviction as well because you broke the lease.

How long can guests stay at an apartment?

Most landlords allow guests to stay over no more than 10-14 days in a six month period. From there, you can decide whether a guest staying 15 days or longer gives you grounds to evict the tenants for breaking the lease, or whether you want to amend your lease, and if the rent will increase as a result.

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