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Answer #1 | 14/01 2014 09:58
You are legally responsible to pay the rent, all of it. If you don't want to or cannot afford it, you need to find another roommate. As for the lights in the building's name, I expect you are talking about the electrical bill, which is not just the lights. All your roommate did was remove his name from the bill due to his moving out, which anyone with half a brain would do. Since the electric company did not have your name, that is why they are charging the building for it. The alternative would be for them to shut off power. You do want your fridge to run don't you? Perhaps, you want all your food to go bad. You wouldn't have internet TV service either. You need to pay the landlord for the electric bill and it is also your responsibility to let the electric company know you are living there and to transfer the service to your name. If you do not, the landlord will probably shut off the service. If that happens, you will have to pay a re-connection fee and it could be hours or a day before they turn it back on. If it turned off on a Friday, it won't be turned back on until the following Monday. It is unfortunate that your roommate did not give you 30 days' notice. It was inconsiderate of him. However, you have to deal with it and you have responsibilities. When you rent a place, even with a roommate, you are both 100 percent responsible for the rent, utilities and other bills. Calling it "his half of the rent" is inaccurate. It is "your" rent, and your responsibility, regardless of his moving out without notice. Good luck finding a new roommate.
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Answer #2 | 14/01 2014 09:42
anything to do with rental would be covered in your lease papers.
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Answer #3 | 14/01 2014 10:37
You can file a claim against the roommate in small claims court for their half of the rent and utilities from the time they left (stopped paying) right up until the lease is set to expire.
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