What can I do if an apartment has turned my name over to debt collector after I signed a roommate realease?

UPDATED: Sep 19, 2012

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What can I do if an apartment has turned my name over to debt collector after I signed a roommate realease?

I signed everything over to my roommate 7 months before the lease ended.

Asked on September 19, 2012 under Real Estate Law, Georgia

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FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 10 years ago | Contributor

Just because you may hhave signed a roommate release with respect to the rental you had, such means nothing unless the landlord signed a document releasing you from your obligations under the lease that you presumably had time left on it. I suggest that you contact your former roommate in that depending upon your agreement with him or her, the former roommate may be obligated to you with respect to money claimed owed to your former landlord per the recent notice by the debt collector you have written about.


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