If my brother and I signed a lease together and has my boyfriend is an occupant, does my brother have the right to kick him out without my approval?

My boyfriend and brother don’t get along. If so does my boyfriend have a certain amount of time before he has to go?

Asked on August 14, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Michigan


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

So long as your boyfriend is not listed as a tenant on the lease that you and your brother signed, your boyfriend essentially has no rights to remain in the unit you have from a legal perspective. For your boyfriend to be removed from the unit where you are a listed tenant, both you and your brother have to agree to this third person's leaving.

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