Back in September, my roommate moved out without telling me and left me to pay rent on my own. There was no discussion of the reason why he left. He just came over, got his things and left. He is still however on the lease. I have proof that he was paying half of the rent up until October and proof that I am now paying it all on my own. I don't know where he moved to and I believe he has blocked my phone number. I also can't reach him by e-mail. Only way I could contact him is to leave a letter at his place of work, but not sure if I should.
I've had to ask my parents and friends for money just to stay in the apartment because it will cost even more money to break the lease and move to a cheaper place. I am also now paying the electric on my own as well. I only get 20 to 26 hours a week at work and get paid minimum wage and have been unable to find a second job.
I am barely surviving and don't know what else to do.
I'm not licensed in your state, but from my NY perspective, you might successfully sue him in small claims court for a month or two's rent but it's on you now to find a replacement roommate or to see if you can break the lease - in which case you might seek some of any losses from the former roommate.
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