It is strictly up to your landlord. There are a few scenarios.
(1) Your old roommate stays on the lease and would remain responsible for rent.
(2) Your old roommate gets removed from the lease and you remain the only person on the lease
(3) Your new roommate replaces your old roommate on the lease--or signs a new lease
(4) Landlord doesn't allow your new roommate to move in if your LL requires your new roommate to be on the lease and he/she has bad credit.
Hope that helps.
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Under the San Francisco Rent Ordinance a landlord can force you to sign a new lease with substantially the same terms.
I don't know why you wouldn't sign a new leas . In a rent control jurisdiction it will grant rent control rights to your new tenant. Great for them. For the landlord granting a new tenant those rights is probably not outweighed by having more assurance of rent being paid. That's why for you I can only see it as a positive. I guess I need more information.
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