Do you have a copy of the question/situation that I typed in? We are located in the province of Ontario, Canada. No, we

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Customer: Hello. Do you have a copy of the question/situation that I typed in?
JA: What state is the property located in? And has anyone consulted a local attorney about this?
Customer: We are located in the province of Ontario, Canada. No, we have not consulted a local attorney.
JA: What are the terms of the lease? Any issues related to maintenance or upkeep?
Customer: One year lease starting April 1 2019 ending April 30, 2020. There are no issues with maintenance.
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Customer: Hello. My son and his then girlfriend signed a lease for an apartment for April 1, 2019. I co-signed for my son. He is a University student and his ex-girlfriend's step father co-signed for her. She is employed full time. First and last month were paid by both. In the meantime, the relationship went sour and they did not move in together. Both have been paying up until now. My son still lives in the apartment since he is a student at a university out of town and needs accommodations. Yesterday, his ex sent him a picture of a letter that she signed (The letter is address to no one.) stating that she will no longer be responsible for her share of the rent and is sending it to him express post. She also states that on August 18, 2019, they had agreed to an early termination of the lease due to personal reasons and that letter was sent to the landlady and she agreed to put up an ad to find new tenants. Since then, the ex states that there is a verbal agreement with the landlady not to release the apartment and for him to live there alone. Can she legally stop paying her share of the rent and have him assume the entire amount?
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Hello! My name is Debra (formerly known as Legal Ease). Thank you for your question. I'm reviewing it now, and will post back again shortly.

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I am sorry to hear this.

No she cannot. She owes him half the rent as she signed the lease and agreed to pay her half of the rent for the year.

He or you can sue her for the rent for the rest of the year.

Does that clarify the law?

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He did not agree to pay her half different. She signed her own lease with a cosigner.
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He doesn't have to do so.

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Is the early lease termination request handwritten on a piece of paper that she wrote on Aug 18, 2019, that he signed under duress at her request and then he changed his mind because he needed a place to live while in school binding? Does it hold any legal status?
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Is the landlord allowed to list her half of the apartment if it's a one bedroom and he continues to pay the amount he agreed to in his lease?
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The landlord cannot lease half of a one bedroom apartment and who in their right mind would lease it?

That document may in fact hurt him if he agreed to terminate early and the landlord did too and then he changed and mind and he doesn't want to move out.

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