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If I move out but my name is still on the lease am I legally responsible for what happens there?

I was living in a house with 3 other people but moved out a couple of months ago and they found someone else to take my place. The 4 of them decided to have a wild party, which got busted by the cops because there were bands playing in the living room. And they were selling beer. And there were minors there. So they're all in trouble. I'm worried because they're still on the original lease and it has my name on it. I just found out about all this, so I need to know if i need to lawyer up or if I'm in the clear.


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    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    5005 Lapeer Rd
    Burton, MI 48509
    (810) 743-2960
    You may be liable to the landlord for rent or damages; but the party is not your responsibility.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 3/20/2013
    Marshall Tauber | Law Offices of Marshall Tauber
    39520 Woodward Ave., Suite 230
    Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
    (877) 682-8237
    You may need a lawyer to assist you in clearing this up.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 3/20/2013
    Timothy J. Klisz | Klisz Law Office, PLLC
    39111 W. Six Mile Rd.
    Livonia, MI 48152
    (313) 402-0853
    Well from a criminal perspective, I think you are fine, because you moved out and were not there. From a Landlord/Tenant perspective, you are still on the hook for anything that happens in terms of damages, rent due, etc. The way out was to get the landlord to release you in writing and or substitute the new person in for you.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 3/20/2013
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