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post #16 of 30
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^ I thought that might be the case but thought I would just ask. I learned a valuable lesson not to have "friends" as roommates let alone have roommates when you are OCD.
post #17 of 30
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^ I thought that might be the case but thought I would just ask.

I learned a valuable lesson not to have "friends" as roommates let alone have roommates when you are OCD.

post #18 of 30
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So I moved out of an apartment I was sharing with friends and I am still paying my share. I want to get my name off the lease though. If I pay the rest of my share in full now can my name be taken off?

Only if the landlord agrees to it. Are all of your names on the lease or not?

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Sublet. They may also have an indemnification form but all other parties to lease and the landlord have to agree to it.

Most rental contracts ban sublet unless written notice is given to landlord and the landlord expressly agrees.
post #19 of 30
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It is only till June so I guess I will just wait it out. I just figured If I paid them my full share for the rest of the lease up front they might would take my name off.

You ready to get billed for damage?

You're still on the hook for all that, I hate to say.
post #20 of 30
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Only if the landlord agrees to it. Are all of your names on the lease or not?


Most rental contracts ban sublet unless written notice is given to landlord and the landlord expressly agrees.

if he wants to get his name off da lease...we are guessing YES!
post #21 of 30
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if he wants to get his name off da lease...we are guessing YES!

Then he should give notice of his intent to move out ASAP in writing and see what the landlord does. The LL can sue for the balance of the lease but he may have a duty to mitigate his damages or let him off for a "fee."
post #22 of 30
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Then he should give notice of his intent to move out ASAP in writing and see what the landlord does. The LL can sue for the balance of the lease but he may have a duty to mitigate his damages or let him off for a "fee."

he has been gone since mid december??
post #23 of 30
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You ready to get billed for damage?

You're still on the hook for all that, I hate to say.

While I was getting my tv I took a good look for any damage and only saw 2-3 things which I can easily fix. The only possible thing that might fine us for is some rough looking spots on the carpet assuming a steam cleaner doesn't fix it all up.

I am just getting kind of worried because they are starting to show the place to people for when everyone leaves and I am afraid of what they will do if they see the alcohol and other "stuff" laying around being that my roommates and I are underage.
post #24 of 30
re: alcohol and such: I doubt you'll get in trouble for that. Or rather, that's the least of your worries. You could of course tell them to pick up that shit just in case the underage thing becomes a big deal, and if they don't, it's on their hands not yours. Besides that you just sound fucked.
post #25 of 30
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Just curious as to how I am fucked then? I plan on paying the rent and all. Money is not an issue. There really isn't any damage that will be costly. I just wanted to see if I could get my name off the lease early which I thanks to the responses I have found out I most likely can't without a whole lot of trouble which I can live with. I just have to make sure I go up there when the time comes and help clean and make sure it looks like it did when I got there.
post #26 of 30
Ah, maybe that was a strong word, what you do have on your hands is a PITA which could have been made much worse if accompanied by a good f**king. Good luck with the situation though.
post #27 of 30
I got a new job halfway through my last lease and had to change cities. I paid off my half and got my name removed from the lease. Seems like a few people have said it before, but you're going to have to pay your portion of the lease, and your roommates will have to sign a new lease. Honestly if your roommates are as irresponsible as you make them sound, they probably wont care about having to sign a new lease as long as your side is paid off. They probably will be oblivious to the fact that you're just trying to get out of paying any damages etc...
post #28 of 30
Tell your roommates to clean up or you will stop paying the rent. Landlord's first recourse is to evict, which doesn't harm you.
post #29 of 30
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Just curious as to how I am fucked then? I plan on paying the rent and all. Money is not an issue. There really isn't any damage that will be costly. I just wanted to see if I could get my name off the lease early which I thanks to the responses I have found out I most likely can't without a whole lot of trouble which I can live with. I just have to make sure I go up there when the time comes and help clean and make sure it looks like it did when I got there.

When I moved out I simply called the Landlord and told him that I would be leaving. I couldn't afford to buy out my tenancy but I could give him a lump sum in good will. He figured the lump sum would be more use than taking me to court/hiring bailiffs so he was happy to do it.

Its also worth remembering that landlords have insurance so even if you do walk away he shouldn't end up too out of pocket. Not a cool way to play it though.
post #30 of 30
I'll chime in since I found myself in this exact situation, renting with a "friend" who turned out to be a huge asshole.

Some things I encountered:
1. All my nice furniture got trashed.
2. Constant mess everywhere all the time.
3. They would stay up all night blaring music, practicing their shredding, drinking, partying, god knows what else.
4. Pretty much the only thing they didn't do was bring girls over, haha.

I moved out early and surprisingly the other 2 roommates stepped up and paid the rent on their own, shocked the hell out of me. However, although I came back and got my stuff out and tried to clean, they left the place TRASHED. Carpet was literally ruined, they left their garbage everywhere. Left all food in the fridge/pantry which I'm sure went bad after the power got cut off. Keys were not returned to the landlord for an additional month after that, it was essentially a nightmare and probably the shittiest point of my life.

However, while we didn't get the security deposit back (yeah, right), we didn't ever hear from the landlord again after his request for the keys. The landlord (3rd party management company) was an asshole in all dealings we had from the very beginning of the lease. I was too embarrassed to go and hand deliver the keys because of my roommates so I just fed exed them to him.

At one point my roommate even called the landlord to complain about mold growing because of a leaking faucet that was partially caused by said faucet, but mostly just because he hadn't cleaned the shower once in 2 years.

Also, the same roommate, who was essentially a hoarder (inclduing beer cans, garbage, food leftovers) ended up getting pretty sick and had to be put on disability for a while, IMO as a direct result of his deplorable living conditions.

Now I'm out of it and haven't spoken to any of them since and am living in a nice clean house.
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