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Felix leased his apartment to Oscar by a written lease for one year with an $800 monthly rental. Oscar occupied the apartment for six months paying Felix $800 each month. After six months, Oscar moved out of state for a new job and assigned his lease to Walter. Walter moved into the apartment, paid rent for two months, and then left the apartment to move in with his girlfriend Sophia. Felix is now suing Walter and Oscar for the remaining four months’ rent.
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Think about who a landlord is in privity of contract with upon a transfer of occupancy in the middle of a lease. Is Walter still primarily liable to Felix for the remaining four months?