If I sign a lease with friends, and they move out, do I have to pay the full rent or only my share?

Most leases signed by more than one person provide that the tenants are “jointly and severally liable” for the rental payments. That means the landlord has the right to seek the entire monthly rent from any one of the co-tenants even though one or more may have moved. However, if one tenant pays more than their share, they may be able to seek contribution from the co-tenants that abandoned the lease. 

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