Is a co-signer for my apartment allowed to sue me if I break my lease and don’t pay the rent?

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Is a co-signer for my apartment allowed to sue me if I break my lease and don’t pay the rent?

Asked on December 11, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Washington

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S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

The co-signer can sue you if you break the lease and/or don't pay the rent because the co-signer is liable on the lease.  The co-signer can sue you to recover the amount of the judgment by which the co-signer was held liable to the landlord.


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