Ex girlfriend left apartment in January and refuses to sign off the lease even though she changed her address and moved everything out
There is nothing you can do but remind her that as long as she remains on the lease, she is jointly and severally liable for all payments and damages. That may convince her to sign off very quickly.
This would seem to be more a problem for her than you. As Ms. Rothbort said, she remains jointly and severally liable on the lease. Your only concern would be if she demanded to move back. However, given the emotional dimension of your co-tenancy, I would think this would be unlikely unless you reconciled, in which event there is no problem.
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