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Roomate hasn't payed rent

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i am in the state of california. i rent a room from a legal tennat in an apt building. i pay my rent to the legal tennat who pays the landlord. my roomate (legal tennat) got behind on the rent. i paid two months in advance to help him get caught up. he did not pay the rent and now we have a 30 day notice. when i moved in i paid 1st month rent and a deposit. california law says a landlord has to return the deposit within 21 days. i know my roomate does not have the money as he has co-mingled the funds and spent them. what recourse do i have? thanks


You Have No Recourse.

Hello: byteintime

As the header indicates, you have no recourse under the existing agreement. The agreement is not in your name as you stated.

Either you pay the rent in full and up to date for the actual tennat, toss the tennant out and assume the responsibilities your self upon mutual agreement of the landlord or begin packing up.

If your forced to move out as any result, the security deposit may be forfeited, in whole or part, for it's indended useage. Whic is to compensate the landlord for cleaning, damages, etc.

Up to and possibly prior to the 21 days, you'll get any return funds you entitled to. That will then comply with the law.

The first months rent stated you paid was exactly that...the first months rent.

The landlord is not responsible for the actions, inactions nor the irresponsibilty of the boyfriend legal tennat or you.

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