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Question: My roommate flaked out on me and I need to pay a termination fee for the apartment. We are both signed on the lease but I need to know if my roommate is also responsible to split the termination fee and if so, what if my roommate refuses? Will she be responsible for paying her part? The termination fee is four months of rent and I am able to pay two (half) of the overall fee. My landlords said if she won't pay her part, it will be sent to collections and they will also require me to pay the remaining balance if she doesn't.

Answer: Refer to the lease of this property, specifically if there are provisions regarding the early termination of the lease, by the landlord. Review the Arizona Landlord Tenant Act Section:33-1368. http://www.maricopacountyattorney.org/pdfs/community/Residential-Landlord-Tenant-Act.pdf For a summary of the landlord’s obligations and procedures for any action. The AZLawHelp website, under Housing-Landlord & Tenants Rights articles, provides further guidance.

Question: My roommate flaked out on me and I need to pay a termination fee for the apartment. We are both signed on the lease but I need to know if my roommate is also responsible to split the termination fee and if so, what if my roommate refuses? Will she be responsible for paying her part? The termination fee is four months of rent and I am able to pay two (half) of the overall fee. My landlords said if she won't pay her part, it will be sent to collections and they will also require me to pay the remaining balance if she doesn't.

Answer: Refer to the lease of this property, specifically if there are provisions regarding the early termination of the lease, by the landlord. Review the Arizona Landlord Tenant Act Section:33-1368. http://www.maricopacountyattorney.org/pdfs/community/Residential-Landlord-Tenant-Act.pdf For a summary of the landlord’s obligations and procedures for any action. The AZLawHelp website, under Housing-Landlord & Tenants Rights articles, provides further guidance.

Question: My roommate flaked out on me and I need to pay a termination fee for the apartment. We are both signed on the lease but I need to know if my roommate is also responsible to split the termination fee and if so, what if my roommate refuses? Will she be responsible for paying her part? The termination fee is four months of rent and I am able to pay two (half) of the overall fee. My landlords said if she won't pay her part, it will be sent to collections and they will also require me to pay the remaining balance if she doesn't.

Answer: Refer to the lease of this property, specifically if there are provisions regarding the early termination of the lease, by the landlord. Review the Arizona Landlord Tenant Act Section:33-1368. http://www.maricopacountyattorney.org/pdfs/community/Residential-Landlord-Tenant-Act.pdf For a summary of the landlord’s obligations and procedures for any action. The AZLawHelp website, under Housing-Landlord & Tenants Rights articles, provides further guidance.

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  • My roommate flaked out on me and I need to pay a termination fee for the apartment. We are both signed on the lease but I need to know if my roommate is also responsible to split the termination fee and if so, what if my roommate refuses? Will she be responsible for paying her part? The termination fee is four months of rent and I am able to pay two (half) of the overall fee. My landlords said if she won't pay her part, it will be sent to collections and they will also require me to pay the remaining balance if she doesn't.
  • My roommate flaked out on me and I need to pay a termination fee for the apartment. We are both signed on the lease but I need to know if my roommate is also responsible to split the termination fee and if so, what if my roommate refuses? Will she be responsible for paying her part? The termination fee is four months of rent and I am able to pay two (half) of the overall fee. My landlords said if she won't pay her part, it will be sent to collections and they will also require me to pay the remaining balance if she doesn't.
  • My roommate flaked out on me and I need to pay a termination fee for the apartment. We are both signed on the lease but I need to know if my roommate is also responsible to split the termination fee and if so, what if my roommate refuses? Will she be responsible for paying her part? The termination fee is four months of rent and I am able to pay two (half) of the overall fee. My landlords said if she won't pay her part, it will be sent to collections and they will also require me to pay the remaining balance if she doesn't.

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