Lease renewal--left off lease

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    Lease renewal--left off lease

    Hi,

    My roommates and I have been living at a place for about 8 months. My name is on the current lease. The landlord sent out lease renewal forms to my roommates and I just a couple weeks ago. It was my full intention to renew my lease; however, my roommates renewed the lease behind my back, dropping me from it and adding someone else. They just told me that they had done this. Is there legal recourse for such a dilemma? I'm sure since it is a privately owned home that it probably comes down to the discretion of the landlord. I just didn't know if I had some type of legal right to renew my lease (assuming I hadn't violated the lease in any way). The whole thing seems underhanded, and it seems like something that a rent-paying citizen should be protected from since I'm essentially getting dumped out of my home.


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    I think I should also mention this. The city that I live in has a limit on the number of people that may appear on a lease--the maximum is three. The house that we lease has 4 rooms. This means that currently, only three of us is on our lease, yet four of us live in the home. We have an agreement for paying rent between us, but one is not bound to. Since the lease is only renewed under three names, can I just stay in the room? Kind of grasping at straws and feeling out any options I may have.

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    You have received notice to move I guess. Rent paying citizens should have the right to sign leases and live with the people they choose to also.

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    Move to a new apartment. You don't have a leg to stand on. Well, maybe half a leg but the effort outweighs the reward in this case.


 

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