When two people have signed a one year Rental Lease are they both responsible for paying that Lease Agreement? And if one of the people does not pay their part of the lease can I do anything to insure that the person pays their part of the Rental Lease Agreement? My room mate has not payed their part of the rent and is treating to move out and not pay their part of the Rental Agreement. I need to know what I can do to insure that I do not get stuck paying the whole years lease. I payed all the first, last, and deposit to move into the apartment and this person has not payed any of the expences so far. I got a roommate because I could not afford the rent without someone else.
I need this person to pay or move out so I can get another roommate. What do I do?
Lease Agreement When two people have signed a one year Rental Lease are they…
Re: Lease Agreement
Under general contract law, both are responsible for the entire lease amount. If your room mate does not pay then you will have to or you will be in default. Lately, many larger rental management companies have started to report this derogatory information on credit reports. Please realize that in my opinion, your credit is the most important asset in this country. Try to protect it at all costs.
With respect to the breach by your room mate, you have the right to sue them in small claims court for the past due rent. There is not sure way they will pay even if you win. I think the key here is to minimize your damages by trying to get someone in there that will pay so that you do not breach the lease. Also, please visit our web page http://www.FLORIDACREDITLAWYER.com. Our firm believes we have a duty to inform consumers of their rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Any and all referrals are always appreciated.
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Samira Ghazal, ESQ.
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