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If a joint tenancy was set up and one of the tenants leaves, is the remaining tenant liable for the whole of the rent or do they pay only 50%?

Asked on Jul 28 2009, Renting in Washington | Report content

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  • If you sign a joint tenancy agreement, you make yourself liable to the landlord for everyone's share of the rent, so when one tenant leaves (although he is still responsible for his share of the rent until the end of the agreement) you are still liable for the rent. When of the tenants leaves you will probably want to find a replacement (and you should do this with the agreement of the landlord. You will then need a new tenancy agreement.

    Answered on Feb 4 2010, Report content
  • Both tenants are jointly and severely liable for the tenancy

    Answered on Mar 2 2011, Report content
  • Hi, They are liable for the whole of the rent.

    Answered on Aug 20 2013, Report content

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