Results 1 to 4 of 4

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    2

    Default Can Someone Be Sued for Rental Money on an Illegal Sublease

    My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Maryland

    Can I sue for unpaid rent from roommate who isn't on my lease with the property management company? We don't have anything on paper.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Behind a Desk
    Posts
    98,846

    Default Re: Can Someone Be Sued for Rental Money on an Illegal Sublease

    What makes the sublet "illegal"? If you mean that the unit itself was illegal (e.g., no certificate of occupancy) your tenant likely can use that as a defense against rent. If you mean that the sublet was merely unauthorized by your landlord, that's not going to prevent you from enforcing the sublease. While had your landlord evicted you for an unlawful sublease that might have created a cause of action against you for failing to live up to your side of the lease agreement, apparently that didn't happen.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    2

    Default Re: Can Someone Be Sued for Rental Money on an Illegal Sublease

    Will it be an issue that its just my word vs his?

    edit

    It's a townhouse owned by a company and its listed in the terms that I'm the sole allowed occupant.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Behind a Desk
    Posts
    98,846

    Default Re: Can Someone Be Sued for Rental Money on an Illegal Sublease

    If the only evidence you have of the arrangement is your word, and the only evidence he has is his word, then the case turns on your word versus his. If there's other evidence, that can be submitted in addition to your respective testimony.

    1. Sponsored Links
       

Similar Threads

  1. Security Deposits: Legal Tenant Won't Return Security Deposit at End of Illegal Sublease in NYC
    By bigapple777 in forum Landlord-Tenant Law
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-27-2011, 04:34 AM
  2. Subleases: Illegal Commercial Sublease in Kansas
    By molly4 in forum Landlord-Tenant Law
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-01-2010, 10:20 AM
  3. Subleases: Technically Illegal Sublease
    By PFC18 in forum Landlord-Tenant Law
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 04-17-2009, 04:31 AM
  4. Rental Agreements: Florida Illegal Sublease
    By verdenole in forum Landlord-Tenant Law
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-10-2009, 05:33 AM
  5. Subleases: Can A Sublessee Sue A Subtenant For An Illegal Sublease In California
    By visualc16 in forum Landlord-Tenant Law
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-09-2008, 11:59 AM
 
 
Sponsored Links

Legal Help, Information and Resources