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My name is ***** ***** and I'm just browsing of my small

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Customer: My name is ***** ***** and I'm just browsing for verification of my small claims case I have against a former roommate. The former roommate was a lessee on the rental agreement. Her defense (which I caught wind of verbally) is that there was still an occupant in the apt when she left alleviating her of responsibility. I'm trying to find out if there is any justification for that defense.
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Customer: I'm just browsing for verification of my small claims case I have against a former roommate. The former roommate was a lessee on the rental agreement. Her defense (which I caught wind of verbally) is that there was still an occupant in the apt when she left alleviating her of responsibility. I'm trying to find out if there is any justification for that defense.
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  RobertJDFL replied 10 months ago.

Thank you for using Just Answer. I look forward to assisting you.

I do need a little clarification first, please. When you say alleviating her of responsibility, I am presuming she broke her lease early, and the landlord sued because of that? Or did the landlord sue for damages to the rental unit after you moved out and you want to hold her liable for her share?

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