What are my rights as a tenant whose name is not on the lease? 6 Answers as of August 22, 2011

My roommate whose name was on the lease moved out and I'm deciding to stay. How do I go about staying here without getting evicted? I have been living in the home and paying rent.

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Dunnings Law Firm
Dunnings Law Firm | Steven Dunnings
Negotiate a new lease with the landlord, stupid
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/13/2011
Frances R. Johnson
Frances R. Johnson | Frances R. Johnson
Ask the landlord to put you on the lease.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 8/12/2011
Law Office of Jared Altman
Law Office of Jared Altman | Jared Altman
Go to the landlord and assume the lease.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 8/12/2011
The Coyle Law Office
The Coyle Law Office | T. Andrew Coyle
You will want the landlord to either (1) start a new lease with you as the tenant or (2) change the existing lease to include you. Either way, you will want copies of these in writing. Without those, the landlord may begin eviction proceedings at any time (of course, if you're paying rent, I would imagine he would not want to do that).
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 8/12/2011
The Law Offices of Robert W. Bellamy
The Law Offices of Robert W. Bellamy | Robert W. Bellamy
None. Discuss it with the landlord.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 8/12/2011
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