At the beginning of the lease, there were 3 roommates - including myself. We signed a lease that involved a cosigner. It's been over a year, and I'm currently paying month to month with the second roommate - no new lease has been signed. Our third roommate moved out of the country in August 2019 but is still legally on the lease because he didn't sign anything to take him off. Do we need a cosigner to sign for a new lease, even though we've proven for over a year that we can pay the rent?
It depends on the landlord. That's the simple answer. A signer on a lease is someone that can be held responsible for nonpayment. Thus, the answer to your question is: it depends on how much your landlord trusts you to pay the rent.
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