What is the name of your state?What is the name of your state? TN
OK, here I am in the middle of the night, can't get any sleep with my stupid landlord problem.
I guess the best way to state my question is 'do I have to add my boyfriend as a tenant or is there a provision for an occupant in TN laws'. My landlord is bitching about my boyfriend living with me, and in the lease it says that anyone staying over 14 days needs to submit an [regular resident] application and be added to the lease. I always added him as an occupant (in other states), so that he is not on the lease and not financially responsible. I would like to understand if I can do the same here. Also, what if instead of submitting an application I send a letter stating his information, include a copy of his DL, and get him to sign a release to do his background check? Can they turn him down out of spite even if he has no criminal history and his credit is OK?
The landlord is trying to evict me over a pathetically laughable issue, and piggi-backing 'unauthorized tenant' into the argument (by the way, I honestly don't think they will be able to prove he lived here for 14 continuos days), so I want to get my record squeaky clean before I beat the crap out of them in court, still I do not want to resign my lease because that may affect my ability to win on the primary issue. Also, the apartment is big enough for four people to live in, so nothing against the lease here.
Thanks for your advice.