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Re: I want to move out but my roommates won't sign the paper

Posted by Blue Zephyr on November 18, 2001 at 18:46:47:

In Reply to: I want to move out but my roommates won't sign the paper posted by Tim on November 18, 2001 at 18:33:26:

So at first your roommates wanted you out, but you didn't want to go. Now that you do want to move, they don't want to let you out. Bummer.

If you're on the lease with the landlord, then you can be held responsible for the rent. State law doesn't specifically address roommate arrangements like this. The best you can do is to try to work something out with your roommates. Hopefully they have some common sense in them, and they realize that trying to collect money from someone who lives elsewhere or having to come up with the entire rent themselves are poor alternatives when a new roommate can easily be found.

This situation could have been avoided, by the way, if you had all had a "roommate agreement" amongst yourselves, in addition to and seperate from your lease with the landlord.

: Hello Guys,

: Here's my situation and it's kind of complicated. I've been living with 2 roommates for a year and 3 months, everything has been good until a couple of months ago they planned to have someone to move in place of me, without telling me. Their reason for that was personal reasons, it has nothing to do with my the way I liveing style. Now that I found out they've been talking behind my back I decided to move out but since We're splitting the rent to this apartment and we all signed a contract that ends in September 2002, the only way that I would be removed from the lease was if I got their signatures. I told them that I wnat to move out at the end of this month and no later than the 1st month of next month, and I can help them find a new roommate. The response that I got from them was that I can physically move out from here but I would still have to pay rent and utility. I agree with letting them find a roommate for themselves but I'm afraid that they would take their sweet time because I know there are tons of people who would like to live here. What can I do? Any suggestions or is there any laws that syas they can't do that? Any help would be great, thanks guys.

: Sincerely yours,

: Tim

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