Would we be liable to pay rent for the rest of the leasing period if our roommate is engaging in unlawful activities?

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Would we be liable to pay rent for the rest of the leasing period if our roommate is engaging in unlawful activities?

Currently we have 4 people living in a house together. About 7 months ago, our roommate forged both mine and my boyfriend’s signature to obtain the house. Today, we found out he has shipments of illegal substances being shipped to our house. Would we be able to leave and not be liable for rent and bills? Also, we live in a college town and there is a “3 person” rule. This makes it where no one in the town can have 3 non-related persons living in the same household.

Asked on February 23, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Mississippi

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