My Roommate And I Both Signed A Lease But She Has Moved Out. Can I Get Out Of The Lease?

Generally, if you signed a lease with your roommate, the apartment complex can hold each of you liable for the rent. The apartment complex will expect to receive the full monthly rent and, since you are living in the unit, will hold you responsible for payment. If both you and your roommate signed the lease, the apartment complex can seek full payment from either of you. However, the apartment complex can only collect the full amount from one of you. You may wish to contact the apartment manager and agree to pay a portion of the charges to be released from liability for the entire amount.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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