If my 2 roommates cancel the lease but we paid rent for the current month, do I have to vacate immediately?

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If my 2 roommates cancel the lease but we paid rent for the current month, do I have to vacate immediately?

Or do I have until the end of the month? It’s a 6 month lease.

Asked on January 13, 2012 under Real Estate Law, South Carolina

Answers:

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Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Is the six (6) month lease at an end or not? If so, then you can stay up to the end of the month for the last month of the six (6) month lease if your roommates have paid for the very last month in advance.

You would not have to vacate immediately if in fact rent has been paid through the end of January 2012 by your two roommates based upon what you have written.

If the lease is not at an end and the roommates have decided to end the lease on the earlier side, they and possibly you may be liable to the landlord for additional unpaid months depending upon what the written lease states assuming there is one.


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