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Re: Terminating a Lease when sharing an apartment

Posted by Mark Smith on October 19, 1999 at 16:57:44:

In Reply to: Terminating a Lease when sharing an apartment posted by Laurie on October 19, 1999 at 14:24:24:

In New York, the best you can hope for is to find a roommate, under the roommate law, who is acceptable to your co-tenant and to the landlord.

You will still be liable under the lease until the expiration date, in the event that: you can't find a roommate, there is a delay in finding a roommate, the roommate moves out before the expiration of the lease, the roommate doesn't pay his/her share of the rent, or the rent that the roommate agrees to pay is less than the rent that you were paying.

: I need help. I signed a lease with a person in August 1999. Our situation in no longer working and I want to move out of the apartment. I want my name removed from the lease.
: The other person whose named is on the lease will not agree to remove my name under any circumstance. Both of our names are on the lease, as well as the person's mother who is our guarantor. We current reside in New York City. I want to move out as soon as possible. I am willing to pay the management to terminate the lease, however the other person involved will not. Can anyone give me advise on I can do this legally.

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