Can my landlord kick me out because of my boyfriend’s past?

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Can my landlord kick me out because of my boyfriend’s past?

My boyfriend is in jail and he’s getting out soon. He is getting paroled to his grandmother’s house and can’t even legally live with me. My landlord terminated the first lease because my boyfriend’s name was on it.

Asked on August 5, 2011 Pennsylvania

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Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

No, your landlord cannot terminate your tenancy for the unit you are renting from him or her solely because of your boyfriend's past. He will soon be getting out of jail after having served his criminal sentence. His debt to society will be paid and he will recive his freedom from jail shortly.

For you to be penalized or discriminated because of your boyfriend's criminal history by your landlord is illegal. If your landlord attempts to evict you from your lease because of your boyfriend's past, you need to consult with a good landlord tenant attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, contact your local landlord tenant clinic to see if it can assist you.

Good luck.


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