Living in an apartment without being on the lease
I recently found this forum while searching google for some advice. My boyfriend and I want to get an apartment together but there are a few conflicting factors so I'm just going to list them:
-one apartment I found was perfect for the two of us and within our price range but upond looking over the application I see that they require us as individuals to meet the criteria for weekly pay that they have which is within $100 of the monthly rent price (this particular apartment requires you make $1100 a week). Are all apartment complexes like this? Can just his name be put on the lease but I am still allowed to live there with his permission? Are multiple family houses with apartments like this too or just large apartment complexes?
-if he rented an apartment and only his name was on the lease and we decided that we wanted to live together a few months down the road, what is the process for doing? Do all complexes or landlords require you to check with them first or are you allowed to have whoever you like there as long as your name is on the lease and you're giving them permission.
This all went from a pleasant experience to very stressful. I don't have a lot of credit history(nothing bad, just limited) and he has perfect credit history and get paid about $1500 a week so hes the only one that qualifies. I live in NJ and we would be staying in this area if we get an apartment together if this helps.
thanks so much in advance!