Brookline, MA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Maine

Q: Do I have to pay my share of rental if I move before the lease ends and landlord does a walk through?

Signed a year lease on a 2 bedroom and my relationship with my roommate became untenable to where I did not feel comfortable staying there. I told the landlord that I

was going to move but would pay out the lease (two more months). I found another place and the landlord has done a walkthrough. The manager asked me if I was going to

pay out my share because if I didn't, my roomate, who was standing there, would be evicted.

I felt pressured to commit to paying for another two months,even though the manager made it clear I was not required too, and now have a change of heart. Do I have a legal obligation to pay the remainder? They also have a security deposit.

If I don't pay, will it impact my credit rating?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Fred Bopp III
Fred Bopp III
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Yarmouth, ME
  • Licensed in Maine

A: You say, “the manager made it clear I was not required to . . . pay out the lease (two more months).” If that constituted a binding agreement, then you have no legal obligation to pay any more rent.

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