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No, you would not be held responsible for his failure to pay rent or for damages caused if you only guaranteed rent for the first six months. Your evidence would be your guaranty agreement which is limited to the first six months for which rent has been paid. Additional evidence would be copies of the payments made for those six months.
You should read your guarantee agreement to make sure you are not responsible for damages upon your son's move out.
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