Joint And Several Liable Lease

Definition of "Joint and several liable lease"

Steve Clyde
  Vortex Realty

A lease having two or more joint lessees who share a common liability with a lessor. Under a joint and several liable lease the lessor may demand the full terms of the lease from one or all of the lessees and not a prorated share of the lease. For example. Brian and Jack sign a joint and several liable lease to lease a building at the rate of $1,000 per month. Brian defaults on the lease, and Jack is responsible to make the $1,000 monthly payment on the lease.

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