Do I have to cover my absentee roommate's rent?
October 23, 2007 10:10 AM Subscribe
Am I responsible for my roommate's rent?
posted by shotgunbooty to Work & Money (12 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My roommate is moving out. He's leaving this week, and we are having trouble finding someone to rent his room. Both of our names are on the lease. I am worried that once he is gone, I won't have any way to make him pay his share of the rent. If he doesn't pay, am I responsible for covering him? What can I do to make him pay, if it takes a long time to find a new roommate? What are my options here?