Is he still responsible for the other half of the rent that he agreed to pay initially if I have a protective order against him? 2 Answers as of September 25, 2017

My boyfriend (ex) recently attempted to kill me. The police had him arrested and charged him for criminal assault. The said individual and I lived together even though only my name was on the lease because the application wouldn't have been approved if his name was on there. We agreed to split the rent 50/50. Because of the order against him, he can't live with me. Also, his belongings are still in the apartment.

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Downriver Injury and Auto Law | Michael Heilmann
He is not responsible for the lease, if his name is not on the lease. The landlord is not bound by any agreement that you made.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/25/2017
Law Offices of Ronald A. Steinberg & Associates | Ronald A. Steinberg, BA, MA, JD
Technically yes, but you won't be able to enforce it.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/25/2017
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