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Usually, a lease obligates the tenants jointly and severally to the landlord -- meaning that each tenant is 100% responsible to the landlord for 100% of the monthly rent due)......but leases usually do not provide any obligations between the tenants. In other words, there may be no obligation to one another for anything......
.....unless you have a separate contract that says what your obligations are to each other.
Thus, if either of you were to walk away, there may be no claim against the other for the unpaid rent......and the landlord doesn't care where the money comes from as long as the rent is paid. So, if both of you were to walk away, the landlord would have the right to sue both of you for the unpaid rent/cancellation fee, etc., and could collect -- in whole or in part -- from either or both of you.
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