Can I be sued for breaking a lease if I never signed a lease?

Being sued by an apartment complex though I NEVER SIGNED a lease...?
hi, ok I needed an apartment so I found a guy on craigslist that needed to move out of his apartment with 3 months left on the lease. he told me to show up at the leasing office he had already spoken to them about me living in the apartment for the reaming time. so when I arrived they had me fill out an application, pay 50$ and ran a quick background check then told me that I was approved. a few days later I was going to move a few of my belongings into the apartment until I realized that I would not be recieving my financial aid money(my only source of income) in time to pay the months rent. so I immediately called the leasing office to tell them I would need to move out ASAP. I got no answer so I left a message and multiple emails and left the apartment. I finally recived a call from someone in the leasing office and she told me that she would see about getting the apartment rented out as soon as possible and only charge me for the amount that it would cost until they could rent out the apartment, which she said would take at most 2 weeks. she never called back and I tried to reach her again by phone and email for the next 4 or 5 weeks. eventually I gave up assuming she decided to just let it go. about 3 mths later I recieve a letter stating that i'm being sued for breaking the lease(i think).
1. can I be sued when I never signed a lease?
2. was I subleased to the aprtment?
Anonymous User
Anonymous User
Asked Apr 13, 2010
Edited Apr 13, 2010
If you didn't sign the lease, you're not legally bound to that written agreement, however, if you read the agreement, understood its terms, and told the person you agree to those terms, then that constitutes a verbal agreement, and it will hold up in court.
Oni_Kami
Answered Apr 13, 2010
Play dumb-don't admit to it and you won't be held accountable. Show them the e-mails of trying to reach them....
niteowl24
Answered Apr 14, 2010

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