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I am living in a 2 bedroom apartment.I have a roommate that shares the lease with me. I have to, unfortunately, break the lease and leave and I have two more months left to complete my lease. I am not able to pay for those two months. And the roommate is denying to pay as well. who is supposed to pay ideally and legally?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state the property is in?

Illinois

Lawyer's Assistant: Has any paperwork been filed?

You mean the lease?

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

My name is ***** ***** the lease and as per my landlord roommates name was added later on this lease. is this advise free?

Submitted: 11 days ago.Category: Landlord-Tenant
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Lawyer: legalgems, attorney replied 10 days ago

I am sorry to hear this;

does the lease state that the roommates are "jointly and severally liable" or does it list both tenants on the lease?

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