I live in virginia beach, va. I am attempting to get an apartment with a friend, however my name is on a lease with my ex-fiance. We are no longer going to be living together, because we broke off our engagement. I called my apartment leasing office, and they have told me that under no terms can I remove my name from the lease, because it is a legally binding contract. However they'll let my fiance add a new name to the lease. If they can alter the lease by adding someone, why won't they take mine off? Is it legal to refuse to take someone's name off a lease? I don't have a copy of my lease agreement, but have asked for a copy so i can look at it. I have previously been leased at another apartment where a person was removed from the lease, and I was added onto it. However this management is refusing to do so. Can they do that?