Can one roommate remove another from a lease agreement?

My roommate removed my name from the lease without my consent or knowledge. Can he legally do that?

Asked on December 15, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Kansas


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If you signed a written lease with the landlord of the unit that you are renting and your name as well as your roommates name are on the lease, legally your roommate cannot remove your name from the lease without your and the landlord's consent. From what you have written, you would still be obligated under the written lease that you presumably have for the unit you are occupying.

From what you have written it seems that you and your roommate need to have a sit down talk as to why he or she removed your name from the lease.

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