If I break up with my girlfriend, will I be liable to continue the lease?

A CAR form LR was filled out for a house lease. My girlfriend is the only one listed as :Tenant

Asked on February 29, 2016 under Real Estate Law, California

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

If you were merely listed as a lawful occupant and not the tenant, then you should have no legal obligation to pay rent. Only a tenant can be held financially liable for non-payment and/or any other breach of the lease agreement.


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