This is what you get when you don’t truly understand that rent is simply an outrageous tax you pay to a lord to live on his land–a tax, nothing more, that subsidizes a lazy, unproductive aristocracy.
Any refusal to rent to your domestic partner based on a debt is a refusal based upon credit worthiness–an unreasonable refusal.
Just because the law characterizes you as a quasi-landlord doesn’t mean you have to act like a Cheese Ball landlord and rent through airbnb.
Selling the house devoid of tenants is ideal for for staging and marketing it for maximum profit.
You need to gather evidence that your partner moved into the unit at the same time you did, despite not being named on the lease.
If you move because you found out you live in a dangerous neighborhood, you will, technically, be breaching your lease.
Read the lease as broadly as possible to see if any language applied to removing the furniture could be used to evict you for breach of contract.
If your landlord is the person who initially converted the building to condos you won’t have to worry about a $20K increase in your rent.
If landlords know they can lie to their tenants and the court about retaining a security deposit and only get a slap on the wrist, why wouldn’t they lie?