Is my roommate financially responsible for her portion of the lease if she breaks it because her fiance is in the military?

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Is my roommate financially responsible for her portion of the lease if she breaks it because her fiance is in the military?

My roommate is marrying an active duty soldier who has orders to report out of state (he has no orders to be deployed). She is attempting to break her lease 8 months early and claims that once they get married she will be a dependent and therefore cannot be held responsible for breaking her lease. She and I are the only 2 on the lease; her fiance is not. She does not serve in the military. They were not even engaged when we signed our 12 month lease 4 months ago. I read through the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act but it says nothing about when the dependent is the lessee.

Asked on January 12, 2012 under Real Estate Law, South Carolina

Answers:

Glenn M. Lyon, Esq. / MacGregor Lyon, LLC.

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

es, as it pertains to you.  Most likely, you are both individually and jointly responsible for the lease to the landlord.

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