If i broke my lease in Ohio abut gave my roommate 2 mths notice to find a replacement and paid for a month after i was gone. What can she sue me for?

Asked on May 26, 2009 under Real Estate Law, North Carolina

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

You are on the lease? She can sue you for half of the rent, as long as she has not found a replacement roommate.  Essentially, you had no right to break the lease. If you broke the lease, one month is not sufficient if you have a lease that runs more than month to month.

She has to mitigate her damages, so must work really hard to get a roommate but if she doesn't, you are on the hook for your half until she finds a tenant.


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