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I am sorry to hear this.
Are you saying you did not sign the lease renewal but your ex-spouse actually signed a new lease rather than just becoming a month-to-month tenant?
Then you are not at all liable for any of the rent from the day your ex-spouse signed a lease without your name on it.
The landlord cannot sue you successfully.
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I just saw your last post.
That is not correct. You were no longer a tenant when a new lease was signed without your signature on it. If you were an occupant you were a roommate of the tenant.
It doesn't apply to you. You were not a tenant. That is what you can tell them and you can say you were told this by a senior lawyer in Ontario.
Tell them that if your credit rating is harmed in any way you will sue them and the landlord.
Or have a lawyer send them a letter making the same threat.
There is nothing more you can do. They cannot be compelled to stop.
They can receive a threat to be sued or be sued.
That is how our legal system works.I have been a lawyer since 1985 and I fully understand how frustrating and unfair it is to be right but often have to pay legal fees to prove it. It's not fair but that is where we are at in our country.
So my answer is the best answer you can get because it is coming from a seasoned, senior lawyer in Ontario.
One other point is that you can also threaten your ex with a lawsuit as this is you ex's fault of course.