If my roommate andI have a lease for a year, can she break it?

Asked on December 12, 2011 under Real Estate Law, Florida


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Whether or not your roommate can break a lease that she has with you without recourse depends upon the reasons why she wants to break it and what the terms of the presumed written lease say.

It is important for you to carefully read the written lease that you are writing about in that the terms of the lease control the obligations owed you by the landlord and vice versa in the absence of conflicitng state law.

Anyone can break a lease. The issue is will there be any recourse for the termination of the lease if its term has not run its full course?

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