Question about eviction and co-tenants versus sub-tenants.
July 30, 2014 6:29 PM Subscribe
I'm going through a breakup. My ex very suddenly served me a Notice To Quit today. I'm not sure what rights I have here. I'm also pretty destitute because of recent medical bills. Further details inside.
posted by TheHappiestSadist to Law & Government (25 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I live in Michigan, so let me mention that up front if that helps at all.
Earlier this month, I went through a miscarriage. I had an IUD at the time that I got pregnant, so because of the multiple doctor's visits involved, I ended up flat-out broke. My doctor helped me re-apply for Medicaid (as I have in the past), but that has been pending, so I have been paying for it all by myself out of pocket. I currently have ~$20 left to my name. I'm paid monthly, and when I get paid in a few days, my money is going to cover the rest of the medical expenses that I couldn't pay for with my last paycheck. I will be basically broke until early September, a few days after I am supposed to have moved.
Today, I was served a Notice To Quit by my ex, and it said the landlord is... him? We are renting from an apartment complex. The lease is in his name as we were not living together when he first moved in here. I was added to the lease as a "resident." I don't think I'm technically a leaseholder, but I had to sign everything at the leasing office just as though I am, and my name is still somewhere on there.
I would honestly prefer working this out between the two of us without such a strict deadline, because of the aforementioned health issues I've been facing. Normally I would just quietly move to avoid the fuss, but I really don't have the finances or relatives or anyone to stay with right now. I didn't worry about it because at the time, he said he understood I had medical bills and I could focus on just taking care of that, and that he would help me out.
I have read about sub-tenants versus co-tenants, and I'm honestly not sure which applies to me. Do any of you have any insight to this? Can he evict me for no reason?