Landlord and Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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Question: My lease is expiring on May 23, 2020. I signed a notice to vacate, but my roommate refuses to sign. My landlord has initiated a month to month lease and is telling me that I am responsible for the rent until both of us sign the order. I cannot control what my roommate does. Am I legally bound to this person? Can they force me into a month to month lease, and make me stay when I want to move?

Answer: If your landlord is refusing to permit you to terminate the rental agreement despite a formal written request on your part, you would be wise to consult with an attorney to discuss your existing rental agreement and specific situation in detail. If you are a low-income person, there are links to free and low-cost legal services on this website at http://www.azlawhelp.org/accessToJustice. The State Bar of Arizona’s online Find-A-Lawyer service is available here: https://azbar.legalserviceslink.com.

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  • My lease is expiring on May 23, 2020. I signed a notice to vacate, but my roommate refuses to sign. My landlord has initiated a month to month lease and is telling me that I am responsible for the rent until both of us sign the order. I cannot control what my roommate does. Am I legally bound to this person? Can they force me into a month to month lease, and make me stay when I want to move?

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