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Old 03-07-2014, 06:28 PM
 
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Hi Guys

New to the forums and first time landlord here. Rented a condo apartment to 2 college students and both of them are on the lease plus their parents (co-signers). Let's call them Amy and Lisa. The issue is that they had a big fight and Amy changed the locks and file a restraining order against Lisa because apparently she threatened to harm her and thrash the condo.

Lisa is now asking me to give her a copy of the condo keys. I figure that since her name is still on the lease I should give her a key to the apartment right? If she goes near it and tries to use it, the restraining order would take effect and cops can be called.

Is my logic correct?

Adding to the drama there is still 6 months left on the lease contract and Lisa said that she wants to move out of the condo (I guess because of this fight), but that she will try to find another person to move in to the condo. As a parallel path, I'm trying to get Amy's mom to take over the whole lease contract so that Lisa is no longer on the lease (who knows who she might find to move into the condo). Amy's mom is open to the idea, but she won't do that until she can find a roommate for her daughter as she does not want to be legally liable for the whole rent.

Sorry for the long post, but could really use some help from the experts on this forum
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:51 PM
 
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Wouldn't it be easier to just not hold them to the lease?
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Old 03-07-2014, 07:15 PM
 
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I'm not a property manager but it is my understanding that if you get proof of the restraining order, you can lock out Lisa. The important thing is having proof, and if Lisa comes back, Amy can have her arrested.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:31 PM
 
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Now you're seeing why I don't rent to that cohort, male or female.
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