Removing a Person from a Lease

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What is the best way to remove a person from a lease? I have a married couple who are splitting up and she wants off the lease. They are currently month-to-month. I'm in Washington state.

@Curt McClements

One way to remove would be via an amendment to the original contract.  There are a few issues to be mindful of here: 

  • If the husband will remain on the property you may need to "re-qualify" him ensure his new debt to income ratio can still cover the rent. 
  • The deposits should remain since they are part of the property lease and not assigned to anyone specific. 
  • If the wife is to be removed from the lease, a date should be set off when she would vacate since all parties living on the premises should be on the lease.   

Good luck