Getting evicted ..... on purpose?

manlymatt83

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Hi all,

A neighbor of mine bought a house. Our apartment complex rules indicate that you can leave your apartment provided that it has been re-rented to another tennant.

Demand is high, so he should be okay, but he wants to, instead of paying his rent until a new tenant moves in, get evicted on purpose (keep paying rent, but throw really loud parties so the neighbors complain, etc.). Is this legal?

-Matt
 

lokiju

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May 29, 2003
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Seems like a ***** thing to do.

How about he talks with the landlord instead and see what they can work out?
 

nakedfrog

No Lifer
Apr 3, 2001
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Bad idea. Odds are they could take him to court for the remainder of the lease if they kick him out like that.
 

vi edit

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Oct 28, 1999
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Originally posted by: spidey07
I'd just move out and then give the landlord the keys. What is he gonna do about it?

Hit your credit for a failed payment and/or take you to small claims if he's a real asshole.
 

spidey07

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Originally posted by: vi_edit
Originally posted by: spidey07
I'd just move out and then give the landlord the keys. What is he gonna do about it?

Hit your credit for a failed payment and/or take you to small claims if he's a real asshole.

Guess I've been lucky then.
 

Vic

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Jun 12, 2001
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Legal? Probably. Smart? No.

He just find someone to take over the remainder of the lease for him. Or better yet, he should read the lease and/or check with local laws, as it's not too uncommon that he could get out of the lease just because he bought a house.
 

TwiceOver

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Dec 20, 2002
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Hrm, I've actually done this. It worked out for my buddies and I when we wanted to get out of our lease and didn't care about the deposit.

Band practice in the evening with our full setup in the living room seemed to do the trick.
 

Danman

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Originally posted by: George P Burdell
He could find someone on Craigslist to take over the lease for him.

QFT. This may take a little time, but it's a lot better going through that!