How to get my ex off a lease?

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How to get my ex off a lease?

My ex and I co-signed a lease 9 months ago; we broke up 7 months ago. I moved out but was still paying the rent. He abandoned the apartment 5 months ago after we went to court for a protection order I have against him. And so after I cleaned the apartment up, I moved back in around shortly after he left. However, the front office won’t take him off the lease without him signing a co-tenant move out paper. The lease ended 3 months ago. I have mailed him the paper but he won’t mail it back. I’m trying to use my Section 8 voucher but can’t start using it until he is off the lease.

Asked on June 19, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Oklahoma

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Assuming the initial term of your lease that you and your "ex" signed a written lease agreement for has ended, then all you need to do with your landlord/property manager to resolve the issue you are writing about is to have a brand new lease written up for a new term signed only by you.


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