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How to get your name taken off a lease that you co signed?

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How to get your name taken off a lease that you co signed?
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Good afternoon. You will have to get the consent of the landlord to be released from your obligation; otherwise you will have to give the landlord written notice that you are affirmatively not agreeing to be responsible for any renewal, in which case you would only be liable through the term of the lease.

 

 

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Hello and welcome to Just Answer. For over 33 years I have answered questions just like yours. And I look forward to assisting you.
I agree with the expert. that is the only way to get your name off the lease. And without consent, you cannot.

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