Can my X drag me into a legal war over a house we rented together?

My ex and I signed a lease together. Roaches scared her away and she is suing the landlord. I want to sublet the househer lawyer is saying I can’t stop her but I will be responsible for the losses?.. I got upset and now he says he won’t communicate with me.

Asked on October 4, 2017 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

You are not responsible for your ex's losses, unless you actually caused them in some way, which does not appear to be the case. A person is only responsible for another's losses if they contractually agreed to cover them/be responsible for them, or if they caused them. However, since you signed the lease, you are responsible for the rent; if the rent is not paid and the landlord sues for it, you could be held liable for it. 


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