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If your name was on the lease
, your landlord could seek to hold you liable for the payment on the lease and it will be reported on your credit I am afraid. Also, if there was domestic violence
, you could have gotten out of the lease legally and not had any liability by providing proof to the landlord of the domestic violence by a police report (the report is mandatory to avail yourself of the right to get off of a lease based on domestic abuse). If you did not do this, I am afraid the landlord can hold you liable and it would be on your credit and it would also stop you from getting a new apartment to rent. This can prevent you from renting and be on your credit report
for up to 7 years.
One option legally is to sue the ex for the money due and seek to collect that judgment in small claims
court against him. Also, you can first pay off the delinquent payment and then sue your ex for him to reimburse you for the money he should have paid that you paid.
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