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in colorado, have rental property, single family home, with lease in name of two parties. lease up end of June. one party moved out end of April, paid 1/2 rent for May because some stuff was left in the house for removal by the end of May. This stuff is not yet gone, June 6. other party paid 1/2 of rent for May and June. therefore i only reveived 1/2 of due amount in June. have one month's rent as security deposit. what should i do to insure that all rent is paid per lease, that all stuff is out, and that the other individual is out by the end of the lease if a new one is not signed?


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Jointly and Severally Responsible

If you rent to singles, qualify them separately - they can live together but you qualify them as if they were the only tenant - not on their combined income. Your lease wording should be clear that they are "jointly and severally" responsible for the terms of the lease. While you know where they are, file suit against them both in Small Claims Court. In court they will be very concerned with which one of them paid how much that judge will clearly see what you had to put up with so you stand a good chance of getting judgement against them both for remainder of rent owned. Then, you go after whichever one has money, assets, etc.

Good luck.

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