How to Remove a Roommate From a Rental Lease

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Step 1

Contact the property management company or owner of the rental property and explain the circumstances surrounding your roommate moving out.

Step 2

Ask the property management company or owner to consider revising your lease to remove the roommate’s name. Realize that it’s not usually in the property owner’s best interest to remove someone from a lease because the owner loses one legal possibility for debt collection. Be very polite when you speak to the owner or property management company.

Step 3

Provide evidence to the property management company or owner that you can manage the full amount of rent without the roommate, or will provide a new roommate to replace the old one. The property management company or owner may require you to renew the lease agreement. You might be asked to sign a a new, full-term lease to effect the changes.


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Kaye Morris has over four years of technical writing experience as a curriculum design specialist and is a published fiction author. She has over 20 years of real estate development experience and received her Bachelor of Science in accounting from McNeese State University along with minors in programming and English.

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