Can I somehow piggy back on my roommates rights to break the lease as of the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA)?
February 1, 2010 1:17 PM Subscribe
One of my roommates is in the military, he just got noticed that he is going to be redeployed in May/June. Our other roommate recently moved out and we are subletting her room for her. The lease doesn't technically end until October 2010, but I would prefer to go earlier. Can I somehow piggy back on my roommates rights to break the lease as of the Service members Civil Relief Act (SCRA)?
posted by Bengston to Law & Government (7 answers total)
Long story short, moved to a new city (Chicago) with no place to stay so moved into a place with some people off craigslist. Thought if I wanted to, I would be able to sublet my room and move out in the future. That being said, one roommate beat me to it, and now my other roommate is getting called back to duty. I am not in love with the apartment in the first place, and don't really want to be responsible for finding 2 new roommates or living with complete strangers chosen by my other roommates. I did some reading online and see that my military roommate will have a right to break the lease, will I also be able to break it with him at the same time or am I going to get saddled with an apartment I don't want and can't pay for?