Legal Information: Michigan
Updated: October 19, 2022
I have roommates. How will terminating my obligations under my lease affect them?
If your rental agreement includes other tenants, the other tenants are still required to fulfill the terms of the lease. The fact that the law allows you to be released from your lease due to domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking does not affect your roommates’ obligation to the landlord.1
1 M.C.L. § 554.601b(5)
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