if parents are renting a house and they have kids, what happens to the lease and belongings if they go to jail?

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  • if parents are renting a house and they have kids, what happens to the lease and belongings if they go to jail?


Answer #1 | 22/12 2013 12:04
If they continue to pay rent = nothing. How can they pay rent while in jail - savings, investment income, friends/family pay for them. If they don't pay rent = then they are evicted and lose everything in the house that was not removed.
Answer #2 | 22/12 2013 12:31
If they are under the age of 18, the government places them in foster care. Over the age of 18, the landlord can choose to rent to them or not. If they don't put their possessions in storage, the landlord can due away with them as they wish.
Answer #3 | 22/12 2013 13:08
Minor children cannot remain in the house without parents or court-appointed legal guardians. So are you getting court-order of legal guardianship for the children, paying the rent & utilities while you are gone, so the kids can remain there with the guardian(s)? Otherwise, felony conviction may be grounds for landlord to terminate lease. Read your lease. And ask your attorney about the lease. You have to decide who's taking care of the kids! Arranging for their care is your first priority. Otherwise, they go into state care, foster homes. If you don't arrange proper guardianship, you might even lose your kids. Talk to your attorney most urgently!
Answer #4 | 22/12 2013 13:54
to be sure check your states law at the depart of consumer affairs if you have to evict them (most leases state if police are called or go to the unit because of a tenant or guess you can legally evict them, however in some states you can still sue them in small claims court in order to get any rent while you wait the 30 to 90 days. Their belongings will be addressed on the site as well
Answer #5 | 22/12 2013 14:12
If they don't pay rent you can evict them. The children will go to foster care so not a problem. If they are still in jail when the eviction happens the sheriff will put their stuff out. If they care about the stuff they will arrange family or friends to get it for them. Jail isn't like prison so they might be out in a few days but probably lose jobs and not pay rent so you still need to evict.
Answer #6 | 22/12 2013 14:00
first, check with the police dept to see if the family has relatives that have accepted responsibility. IF not then the family has violated the lease by vacating. YOU may then remove their possessions and store them for 30 days. can guide further merry xmas

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