Saint Petersburg, FL asked in Landlord - Tenant for Florida

Q: I live in a rental property in St Pete FL. Recently my roomate, who is on the signed lease, decdided to leave

Good Morning,

I live in a rental property in St Pete FL. Recently my roomate, who is on the signed lease, decdided to pack his bags and leave. Is he responsible for his portion of the rent or am I legally liable for the entire lease remaining?

Thank you,


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Dennis Chen
Dennis Chen
  • Winter Garden, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Without reading your lease I assume that the roommate remains responsible for their portion of the rent. You are most likely fully responsible for the entire rent each month and the landlord does not have to go after the roommate for half of the rent. You can sue your former roommate for their share of the rent.

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