My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California
I found out a month ago that I have been subleasing without the owner's permission. I signed a copy of the lease when I moved in, under the impression that he was aware of my tenancy. The lease explicitly states that subleasing is not allowed.
The landlord is requesting that we all move out by mid Jan. due to my roommates breaking the terms of the rental agreement. I am not currently living in the property and have not lived there for 2 weeks. I paid rent through Dec. and told my roommates that I would be coming to pick up all of my belongings on the day that we are supposed to move out. The landlord is asking them for Jan.'s rent and my roommates have asked me to pay my usual portion. However, due to their misrepresentation of the situation when I agreed to move in, the fact that I am not being able to stay for as long as they had agreed I would be able to (until May), and just overall being fed up with this nonsense, I am wondering if I am legally obligated to pay the rent for this month? Do my roommates have the right to move/hold my belongings if I do not pay rent?