Aurora, IL asked in Contracts for Illinois

Q: What recourse do I have when my girlfriend walked out on a lease with both names on lease in Chicago?

Resigned a lease together starting 5/1/19, on 4/21 she had all her things moved out and sent me an email. We are both on lease. There is a 5 month buy out or can try to sublet. I don't want to move due to time constraints and work. She wants out of lease. Rent too steep alone. Do I have any options.

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Peter M. LaSorsa
Peter M. LaSorsa
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: You could file an action to force her to perform under the lease or for damages under the lease. You may end up paying more in attorney fees than you collect. You could point out to her that you can move out and she can take the lease over and try to solve it amicably.

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