Your co-signer is smart, and you should be glad. If you need a co-signer, it means that your credit is not good enough to rent on your merits alone. The co-signer is responsible for a period of rent (commonly 6 months) if you default. Having the money keeps them from having to ask you for it in the event it needs to be paid. Hopefully, at the end of the lease and/or when you get the lease on your own, they will return any unused funds.
Then the rent is paid, and everything remains status quo.
I'm pretty sure the cosigner doesn't have to pay it. If the tenant dies suddenly, I wouldn't think his/her family would be obligated to pay the rent, because I'm sure they would move everything out when the tenant dies.
The legal responsibilities of a cosigner on a lease agreement are the same as the tenant without the benefit of tenancy.
Yes, the co-signer is responsible.
If the repairs are essential but the landlord refuses to accept the offset, then the landlord can file eviction proceedings against the tenant. However, this is something that tenant can challenge in court. If it can be proven that the repairs are essential, the tenant will not only win the case, he can counter sue for damages of up to three months of rent abatement.
A tenant! If they damaged something they don't own they are responsible for fixing it.
If tenant 1 has assaulted in anyway tenant 2 then the police will be able to do something about it.
He is responsible for the remaining months. Neither party can terminate unilaterally - they have to agree. However, after the tenant leaves, the landlord has a responsibility to try to rent the unit.
in most cases, paying whatever the tenant owes in back rent and paying for any damage to the dwelling.
A tenant is someone who rents a building, apartment, or something else, usually a building, but sometimes land.
The lease would expire upon the death of the life tenant because the life tenant's interest and right to the property ends when they die.
If a tenant is late in paying rent, the landlord has the right to begin eviction proceedings. Depending on location that process can take months.
It is if the contract allows that.
Nothing. A "life tenant" is simply the owner for the rest of his or her life, regardless of where he or she lives. One would presume the nursing home will let you (or somebody) know when they no longer believe the "life tenant" is alive.
The tenants who rented the house were asked to leave, because they had not been able to pay the rent for four months. Did you mean tenant or tenet?
Then the Tenant is considered a month to month renter. The Landlord or Tenant may change any terms of the deal with at least 6 months notice to either party.
This depends on whether the tenant's frequent calling and complaining are justified. If the complaints are justified, the landlord may not evict the tenant because of such assertion of the tenant's legal rights. Such an intervention would be considered retaliatory and may entitle the defendant damages of up to three months rent abatement. However, if it is determined that these calls are frivolous, then landlord may evict the tenant.
A tenant is "evicted" when the court issues a judgment for possession to the landlord. That judgment gives the tenant a date by which the move has to be made. If the tenant holds over in possession of the apartment despite the judgment of possession, the landlord gets a "warrant for removal", which is sent to a court constable. If the tenant has not vacated the premises, the warrant for removal permits the court officer to physically remove the tenant's belongings out of the apartment and leave them at the curb. It is extremely rare that such a thing ever happens though, because in virtually every eviction matter, the tenant moves out before the physical eviction has to take place.
Absolutely not. A lease must be executed only between the apartment complex or landlord and tenant -- no one else! Besides, it would not make sense to have a cosigner for a section 8 lease, when the rent is being subsidized by the federal government, guaranteeing that its portion of the rent will be paid on time and the tenant pays an affordable amount which is based on his income. So there would be no need for cosigner. Because of this, it should be noted that the section 8 program does not allow one to have roommates.