My step-daughter rented a two-bedroom apartment with her boyfriend in July 2011. Unfortunately, that relationship did not last and the boyfriend moved out in September 2011.
The two of them did NOT modify their lease and are still the listed tenants.
Because she could not pay the rent all on her own, my step-daughter searched for someone to share the expenses with her. After a few weeks, the room was "rented" to someone she met on her after-hours sports team. She enjoyed the person's company and thought they would get along well.
The new roommate moved into the apartment November 1, 2011. My step-daughter did not charge the new roomate rent for the first month but they agreed to split expenses beginning in December. Within a week, the new roommate's boyfriend also began living in the apartment.
On November 28, 2011, my step-daughter left a note for the new roommate requesting her 1/2 of the rent, as well as 1/2 of the electric and cable. On November 30, 2011, the new roommate sent my step-daughter a text message saying she would not have the money in time and would give her "some of it" on Saturday (12/3).
My step-daughter now realizes her mistake in judgment and would like the girl and her boyfriend to move out, preferably after she gets at least some of the money they owe.
What is the quickest, and best, means to have these two move out?? We do not believe the two will argue with us, as parents, if we go to the apartment and advise them they need to move - is that a viable option?
Can the management company be contacted to force the move?? If so, how would that affect the lease since these two are probably should not be there at all (we do not want my step-daughter to have to move).