Who is responsible for rent when one of the roommate leaves? 3 Answers as of March 26, 2012

If the roommate who left signed the lease, which will expire in two months, is the remaining roommate responsible for the extra-rent until lease expires?

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Palumbo and Kosofsky
Palumbo and Kosofsky | Michael Palumbo
Yes, but you can sue your co-tenant in breach for the difference.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 3/26/2012
Law Office of Jared Altman
Law Office of Jared Altman | Jared Altman
They both are responsible.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 3/26/2012
Law Office of Bijal Jani | Bijal Jani
The lease generally dictates who is responsible for payments. If the lease only states one room mate's name, then the legal responsibility falls on the named party, unless you can show otherwise.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 3/26/2012
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