My daughter signed an apartment lease in ruston ,she is transfering schools, she found someone to take over her lease there is a roommate,however the roommate is refusing to meet or have a new rommate,legally can my daughter be sued what are her legal obligations.This is happening in Louisiana
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Good afternoon. Although a tenant does nothave the right to terminate a lease, once the tenant has notified the landlord and other roommates that the tenant is terminating, those parties have a duty to mitigate the damages...meaning they must use reasonable efforts tore-lease the property. Once the property is re-leased, or if they do not use reasonable efforts to re-lease, the tenant is off the hookfor further obligation. In this situation, since the roommate is refusing to use reasonable efforts, the roommate is going to be responsible for the entire rent and your daughter will have no obligation to the roommate. If the roommate doesn't pay, both are subject to liability to the landlord until he, using reasonable efforts, can re-lease the property, but your daughter would then have a claim against the roommate.
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