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My roommate and I both signed a lease but she has moved out. Can I get out of the lease? The apartment complex will expect to recve the full monthly rent and, since you are

living in the unit, will hold you responsible for pyment. Generally, if you signed a lease with

your roommate, the apartment complex can hold each of you liable for the entire amount of rent

owed. However, the apartment complex can ony collect the full amount from one of you. You

should read the lease; it may allow you to terminate the lease early. You may wish to contact the

apartment manager about terminting the lease and offer to pa a portion of the charges to be

released from liability for the entire amount. If you end up paying morthan your share of the

rent, you can sue your former roommate to recover the difference.

My roommate and I fight all the time. Can I make the landlord evict him? If you and your roommate have a disagree ent, your landlord prob bly cannot and will

not want to get involved. A ll to the policewill probably not helpunless your roommate is

committing a criminal act such as threatening you.

I rented to three roommates. The lease has ended and they moved. Who do I return the security deposit to?

Unless it is specifically spelled out in the alsee differently, any money that is returned

should be divided equally among all the tenants. Of course, if one ofthe roommates performed

all the work to clean up that will not make him happy. Landlords handle this situation differently

but it is best to state in the lease how the security deposit will be returned.

I am a landlord. Several college students want to rent from me. Should I have each of them sign the lease?

Each

person

who

signs

the

lease

is

respoleibfor

fulfilling

the ease

terms.

If

the

landlord wants to be able to pursue each of th students for unpaid rent or damages to the unit,

the landlord should have them each sign the lease. If all the roommates sign the lease and one

move out, the others will be responsible for thfull rent. You may wantto state in your lease

that the security deposit will be returned to when the lease ends.

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