Q: Roommate owes money refused to pay
A: Your brief question does not provide many facts, such as "In whose name is the rental agreement?" if it is your name and the roommate is your subtenant, you can give them a 3 day notice to pay or quit, and at the same time a 30 day notice to vacate the premises. Then you can file an eviction action called an "Unlawful detainer" against the roommate, with the Superior Court. The roommate stands to end up with a UD on his record which could make rentals difficult to come by, for them, in the future, for a long, long time.
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