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broken lease due to unsafe/threatening housemate

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samanthachap

Junior Member
We live in Portland Oregon.
We had to break our lease because our housemate was creating an unsafe environment for our family, (shooting guns in the house/threats). He told us to move out and that he would be able to cover rent and deposites, but now he refuses to pay the landlords. We are willing to let the landlords keep our deposites which were equal to one months rent, but can't afford to pay another months rent in addition. What legal rights do we have in this situation?
 


BelizeBreeze

Senior Member
samanthachap said:
We live in Portland Oregon.
We had to break our lease because our housemate was creating an unsafe environment for our family, (shooting guns in the house/threats). He told us to move out and that he would be able to cover rent and deposites, but now he refuses to pay the landlords. We are willing to let the landlords keep our deposites which were equal to one months rent, but can't afford to pay another months rent in addition. What legal rights do we have in this situation?
You legally have the right to pay your rent.

The landlord is not responsible for your bad choices in roommates, nor is the landlord responsible for you failing to call the police when your roommate did these things.
 

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