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Does an eviction void the lease?

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Does an eviction void the lease?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Real Estate Law
Expert:  Barrister replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I will try my level best to help with your situation or get you to someone who can.

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Unfortunately, no. If you are a co-signer on the lease and grandson gets evicted, then both you and he would be liable for the rent jointly until the landlord re-rents the property. If grandson gets evicted, that doesn't relieve either of you for any liability under the lease contract.

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However, the landlord can only hold you both responsible for any lost rent until he re-rents the property to another tenant.

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As an aside, in addition to being an attorney, I have also been a landlord for over 26 years...

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Barrister

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