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Q: Can I sue my roommate for half the rent?

My roommate was awarded a subsidy by our city due to COVID 19 that would pay $1000 on the household's behalf. That would still leave $895 to be owed to the landlord. I filled out an application as well, but was told that the house hold should only submit one application as the awarded money is... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Jul 27, 2020

Difficult to tell from your facts. Is the roommate paying the entire $1000, or something less. A "subsidy" is money that is received to assist in the payment of a debt, it does not replace the debt. If your roommate's debt obligation is $1895, then she needs to pay that, but you... Read more »

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