Can my old landlord sue us because an old roommate of mine broke the lease but we continued to pay?

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Can my old landlord sue us because an old roommate of mine broke the lease but we continued to pay?

My wife and I rented an apartment and got a roommate a few months later. He was added to the lease and our rent did not increase. It stayed at the same amount. He moved out before the lease was up but we stayed and continued to pay the full rent until our lease was up and we moved out. Can our old landlord sue us for our old roommate breaking the lease? We stayed and paid all the rent on time and never got behind. We moved out only after our lease was up. Could the landlord possibly sue our old roommate for anything?

Asked on April 1, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Florida

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

It is always best to be able to read the lease agreement in question.  But I can ot imagine that the landlord has any legal basis to sue you or your room mate for the rent or anything else.  In fact I think that you have the right to sue the room mate for the portion of the rent that was his responsibility.  Good luck.


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