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Me and two other friends are paying rent every month for a

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Me and two other friends are paying rent every month for a house. My room in house is in the basement where there are no windows. I signed a year lease. I am currently living with my girlfriend. So my other two roommates moved my stuff out of the basement. Do I still legally have to pay rent?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Daniel Solutions replied 8 years ago.
Since you signed a lease you're still liable to pay the balance of the lease regardless of what your other roommates did to your property. The landlord is the only person who can terminate your lease. Sorry.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Even if my room is in the basement where there is not legal fire escape?
Expert:  Daniel Solutions replied 8 years ago.
If you're stating that the apartment is an illegal apartment then you need to report it to the housing authority. If the apartment is legal then he is obligated to pay the rent.