What is the name of your state? Massachusetts
This is somewhat of a mess, so I should quickly summarise (and apologise for the length).
My boyfriend and I signed a one-year lease last October. We got permission to have an extra roommate who wasn't on the lease as I had to go home to the UK for family issues. The landlord permitted this, then allowed him to stay on, but it became problematic as the roommate is leaving with almost no notice, and left us with his share of unpaid bills (almost $700). We already found a responsible, quiet, older female roommate who has a full-time job, educated etc to replace him, but the landlord is saying he wouldn't have any control and feels powerless, and is against it. Is this legal?
I'm from the UK and have got engaged to my long-term boyfriend of 3 years, and we were planning to get married. I assured the landlord everything would be fine, and could he just give this new female roommate a chance. The landlord's wife pointed out that "you're getting married? There's no kids allowed on the lease". Again, is this legal?
I read somewhere that I'm allowed to have non-lease roommates without even getting the landlord's permission. The rent would still be my responsibility as the leasee. It's not like we're subletting- it's just a roommate. Where exactly is the line?
It seems like he's just shooting himself in the foot and forcing eviction, as he fails to see this from a logical point of view and is more concerned about having no power when it comes to evicting this new roommate if SHE becomes problematic. Can he disallow this, even if it means we won't be able to make rent, and can he force us not to have kids??