Legal Question in Family Law in Virginia

I currently rent a house with my girlfriend. Our relationship has turned very unhealthy. She has threatened suicide, our realtionship has become violent, she has stalked me, and a number of other really unhealthy things that are above normal realtionship problems. She has created an environment that I feel unsafe living in. I have given her the option of assuming the lease or I will--she will not and demands that I live up to the terms of the lease. It is unsafe, and i will not live there. Am i still liable for the rent, if she will not move out or break the lease with me? I cannot afford the rent as well as pay for another place to stay. Please help.

Asked on 10/11/11, 1:38 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Michael E. Hendrickson Attorney & Counsellor at Law

Yes, either way you're liable on the lease unless your landlord is willing

"to give you a pass" on it, so to speak (not too likely).

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Answered on 10/11/11, 2:20 pm

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