Bel Air, MD asked in Real Estate Law for Maryland

Q: I am in MD state. If i break my lease am i responsible for the remaining balance of rent if a tenant is in the appartmen

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Rolanzo Richard White
Rolanzo Richard White
Answered
  • Lanham, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: It will depend on your lease but you will most likely be responsible for a penalty for breaking the lease. Often, tenants are responsible for the remainder of the lease.

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Thomas C. Valkenet
Thomas C. Valkenet
Answered
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: If you signed the current lease, the landlord can make claim on you. You can then make claim for a portion of that amount against your former roommate. If you have vacated and the new tenant replaced you, with a new lease, then the landlord cannot make a double recovery. You may still be responsible for damages, gaps in rent, and you may have a fight on your hand to recover all or some of your deposit.

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