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Good morning. Because she has signed the lease, she is obligated. BUT,
even though a tenant does not have
the right to terminate a lease unless the landlord is in default in some way,
once the tenant has notified the landlord the tenant is
terminating, the landlord and the other roommates have a duty to mitigate the damages...meaning they must
use reasonable efforts to re-lease the room. Once the property is
re-leased, or if they do not use reasonable efforts to re-lease, the tenant
is off the hook for further obligation. Given
the positive lease market, it is unlikely a judge is going to rule they have
satisfied the burden of using reasonable efforts to mitigate if the room is
not re-leased within at least 2 months....so it's unlikely that a tenant is going
to have liability in excess of two months.
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