If the manager of an apartment complex chose not to include everyone on the lease due to their background, can they later evict that person?

At the time when we signed the lease, it was only put in my name because my husband has felony convictions and they didn’t want to include his name for that reason. We were very upfront and honest with them from the start. For any reason can they threaten him because he is not on the lease?

Asked on July 18, 2012 under Real Estate Law, North Carolina


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If he is disturbing the peace of other tenants, threatening landlord staff, damaging landlord property, or otherwise causing lease violations, he can be evicted. He can't be evicted simply because they decide they don't him there, *unless* the lease gives them some right or authority to exclude people not on the lease from residence.

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