1. Soumava Saha says:

    I was in a rental lease agreement with another tenant. At the end of the lease, I decided to move out, but my roommate found another guy to sign a new lease with him. The landlord is demanding I cover the entire cleaning cost. I told him, as this is a joint lease, I am responsible for half of the cleaning cost. Am I justified?

    1. Yes, Soumava, you’re justified in your stance. In a joint lease scenario like yours, responsibilities are typically shared among all tenants. Since you were part of the original lease and your roommate is continuing with a new tenant, your responsibility should be for half of the cleaning costs, reflecting your share of the lease period. It’s reasonable to suggest splitting the cost, and it’s advisable to communicate this to your landlord clearly, possibly in writing, to ensure both parties understand the agreement.

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