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Re: Please help

Posted by Honey Bee on May 09, 2001 at 22:06:02:

In Reply to: Re: Please help posted by Heartbroken in Brooklyn on May 09, 2001 at 21:30:46:

Legally, she is on the lease and can be held responsible for making payments. Your lease probably has a clause that both of you are "jointly and severally" responsibile for rent payments.

However, since she isn't living there, you really don't want to rely on her to pay any share of the rent, regardless of what she signed. You are the one remaining in the apartment, thus you are the one who would face eviction and other consequences if any rent she was expected to pay didn't materialize.

Best advice, get a roommate and enjoy the apartment. Or, if you can't bear to stay, and your ex agrees, then explain the situation to the landlord and all of you sign a statement nullifing the lease.

:Both a tenant and a romantic problem here. Signed a lease with my Fiancee back on 5/2 for a $1,700 2-bedroom apartment, the lease beginning on 5/1. Both our names are indeed on the lease. She has since backed out of moving in with me and, sadly, the marriage also. What is her financial liability for the one-year rent-stabilized lease?

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