I can't find any answers on the web and the office is closed so I was
wondering if anyone here is familiar with apartment renting/lease laws
Long story short, one of 3 other roommates is dropping out of school and
is leaving the 3 of us to cover her part of the rent without finding a
replacement. Under the lease she would have to continue paying her part
of the bills until the replacement is found or the rest of us agrees to her
departure since all of us are liable/equal within the lease's power.
However, when all 4 of us signed the lease at the beginning of the renting term
in August her name never got on the lease for some reason. Her application and
credit was confirmed and added to our file but for some reason her name doesn't
show up on the official lease document.
So my questions/hypothetical questions are:
A) Say that this was the fault of the staff member in charge of our lease,
will the leaving roommate still be viable to continue paying rent or is she
free because of a mistake an employee made?
B) If this wasn't the fault of an employee and merely just some kind of error on
her part due to irresponsibility will she still be held accountable even though she's not 'officially'
on the lease?
C) Say that (B) is actually what happened. But since she isn't officially on the lease
would the staff member be at fault because he gave her the keys to the apartment
even though it's against policy to give someone the keys to an apartment complex
without being named on the lease?
I realize none of you are lawyers or anything but I'm just trying to see if I can
get some immediate information before having to take this issue to a small