What are my rights?
September 22, 2010 9:14 AM Subscribe
I live in an apartment with someone who was, until recently, a good friend. We're both on the lease. I've been unemployed for some time & he agreed to pick up my half of the rent until I get a new job. That's recently changed & now he's threatening to throw my things out & evict me.
posted by anonymous to law & government (29 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I know this isn't legal, that as a co-signer of the lease I have a legal right to stay in my home as long as the rent is being paid, whether I'm contributing to it or not. It's not a situation I want to be in, but it's better than the alternatives. What I need is pointers to legal documentation & advocacy groups to help me support my position, to keep me under a roof until I can extract myself from the situation under my own terms. I live in Pennsylvania. I've set up an email address for responding to questions, email@example.com. Help me keep my home, hive.