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Dear Francine,

We co-signed our daughter's lease in her last year of college; her roommate's parents couldn't. We agreed to pay our daughter's share until graduation. After the lease ended, I notified the landlord of nonrenewal, but the girls stayed while looking for new places. My daughter started working and was to pay her share, but then she got sick and had to quit her job. The girls just moved out. My daughter now tells me that while her roommate waited for a check that never arrived, they paid no rent. For nearly three months, they ignored notices from the landlord,...

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