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Is Marisa correct (business law question)?

. Marissa rent an apartment from Cabana Bay in January. The lease was for a year. In June, Marissa received a job offer in another state. She did not want to break her lease, therefore she sub-leased or assigned her lease to Olivia. Marissa did not get permission from Cabana Bay. Olivia moves in and pays rent from June to October. Cabana Bay sues Marissa for the two months of rent. Marissa believes she is not liable for The rent

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  • tro
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Marisa needs to learn that when she signed the lease it was a legal binding contract and she was liable for it to its expiration

    she did not get permission to sublet and actually could be liable for all the months that she vacated--she defaulted on the lease when she moved out with allowing an unauthorized party to use her apt.

    • Nuff Sed
      Lv 7
      3 years agoReport

      She would only need permission to sublet if the lease REQUIRES permission to sublet.

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Marisa sublet without permission of the landlord 1st breach of her contract and can be sued.

    Marisa is the contracted tenant for 12 months and owes the landlord money until end of contract

    • Nuff Sed
      Lv 7
      3 years agoReport

      There was nothing in the question that indicates the lease prohibits subletting.

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  • R P
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    If the rent was not paid for November, December, and january, Marissa is responsible and is the one who will be sued. She is the person who is on the lease with management for the apartment.

    Since she did not have permission to sublet, she violated the lease in that manner as well.

    She will have to sue her tenant, Olivia, for the three months' rent & late fees.

    Source(s): FL landlord
    • Nuff Sed
      Lv 7
      3 years agoReport

      Nothing OP asked says anything about the lease prohibiting sublets. If the lease is silent, then the default would automatically allow her to sublet without permission of anyone, at least in some US states (e.g., Illinois).

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  • 3 years ago

    Marrisa did not receive permission from her landlord there fore she is in violation of her lease and owes the landlord money.

    • Nuff Sed
      Lv 7
      3 years agoReport

      Only true if the lease prohibits sublets.

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  • HJW
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Marissa is wrong.

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