June 11, 2012
Helping Out a Friend
1) If they are not listed as occupants on the lease, you are in violation of your lease, grounds for eviction.
2) If they don't keep the place clean there is nothing that the Landlord can do, other then send you a 14-30 day notice that you are in violation of your lease, grounds for eviction.
3) If they don't pay their portion of the rent you will be the one that is evicted.
4) If they trash the place and move out, you will be the one that looses your security deposit.
Need I say more?
So may I suggest that before you allow your place to be the catch all for your friends, you should clearly understand the ramifications that may occur.