If my daughter signed a lease with 3 other females for an apartment but now 1 of the girl’s has her boyfriend living there, what can be done to remove the boyfriend?

It has 4 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen and 1 sitting area. One of the girls has had her boyfriend living there also. The rental company says there is nothing they can do. What are my daughter’s rights?

Asked on October 20, 2015 under Real Estate Law, New Hampshire


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

IF the lease specifically states that no one other than the persons one the lease may live there, then your daughter, as a party to that contract a lease is a contract may be able to take legal action against this girl also a party to this contract for breach of contract and force her to remove her boyfriend.
Otherwise, though, if there is no such contractual restriction in the lease, the girlfriend has the right to bring her boyfriend in--and your daughter would likewise have the right to bring in a boyfriend. Lessees may have other people living with them if not barred by the lease.

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