My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Virginia, in the City of Alexandria. This past weekend my girlfriend broke up with me and moved out. She cosigned the lease with me, and we have always each paid half the rent each for the entire lease. She is now demanding I terminate the lease with her immediately. This entails paying two months rent, plus a $600 redecorating fee, plus forfeiture of security deposit. I have so far refused. I need to least stay until May because I'll be getting my Master's in May, and I'm not wanting to uproot my life just yet. Our lease ends in September. This is a one bedroom apartment and I cannot afford the monthly rent on my own. What are my rights? Is she obligated to pay her half of the lease? If so, and she refuses can I take her to small claims court? If I win and she still won't pay what I can I do?