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Old 01-14-2009, 09:45 AM
 
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I was living before with two roommates, one was an occupant and the other was a tenant. Over the course of the lease, I ended up paying a majority of the bills, had to deal with my roommates friend constantly being over which made me and my stuff feel unsafe. Also there have been illegal occupants living there over the past.

So I decided to move out. As an occupant I have no legal liability on the lease, only the tenant. And when rent is due is, I pay the LandLord which is a company, not the tenant. I even offered a replacement roommate though I got no response from the tenant. Know the tenant wants to sue me saying we were in a verbal agreement that I would live there until the end of the lease and wants me to pay the rest off.

As an occupant, I talked to the real estate agent and was removed from the lease. It is him trying to sue me and not the real estate agency. The written lease was with the real estate agent, not him.

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Old 01-14-2009, 10:00 AM
 
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Saying they are going to sue you or you are being called to court?
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:03 AM
 
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I am being called to court.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:06 AM
 
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What state is it in?
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, IN
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Anyone can sue anyone for just about anything. If it's a significant amount of money, or even if not, I'd get an attorney to represent you. Gather the proof that you paid the majority of the bills, etc. Verbal agreements can sometimes uphold themselves in court, but since you aren't on the lease, I'm not sure how much a verbal agreement like that will matter, but I'd still bring my attorney to be safe.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:08 AM
 
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The state is North Carolina.

And I have a paper trail of the bills and how much is owed to me.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:19 AM
 
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I wouldn't worry about it then. He cant sue you for money if you already paid. He is going to get laughed at.
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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So he can't sue me for the rest of the lease?
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Old 01-14-2009, 10:47 AM
 
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Generally it has to be in writing, especially for large amounts. Its hard to prove word of mouth. Im not a lawyer but I think showing you pay your bills on time and are prepared for court would play into your favor greatly. You cant undo anything. Just be honest about what happened.
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Old 01-14-2009, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Mishawaka, IN
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I agree. Bring your bills and proof of paying them and you're probably good to go. If it's a ton of money though I'd still bring an attorney to be safe.
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