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Can Someone Live with You Without Being on the Lease?

When someone lives with you without being on the lease it's perfectly legal, and simply means that they have less rights than you.

In order to protect tenants who need to live with family members, children, spouses and any other dependents, most states have laws in place that give you the right to add someone to you apartment without adding them to the lease.

Most of these laws distinguish between a tenant or leaseholder and an occupant, who occupies the unit without a lease agreement. If your name is on the lease then you'll have more rights to evict your roommate or occupant should anything go wrong between the two of you.

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