Q: Rent recovery
As a guarantor on my daughter’s apartment in NYC, I am responsible for paying rent for a roommate who did not pay their last 4 months of rent (~$5016). Do I have any avenues to recoup this money from the non-paying roommate?
A: A guarantor's obligation is generally absolute. You did not guarantee your daughter's stay in the apartment. You guaranteed the prompt payment of the rent. Of course, theoretically, your daughter's roommate would owe you the money you pay. Settle.
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