My roommate won't let me out of my lease and is acting unreasonable, will she be able to sue me?
I offered to find a new tenant for her. All she had to do was give me the qualities she wanted and I would do all the legwork. Well, now she is telling me that she will sue me if I try to get out of the lease at all.
I have offered to find a sublet, pay for the lease to be cancelled, or pay the difference for her to live in a 1/1 at the same complex. She has refused all three options. I can't afford to pay rent and utilities at both places. We had a verbal agreement that stated each of us would cover half of the living costs. Since she has not tried to mitigate her damages, will she win if she tries to sue me for utilities for the remaining months?
1 attorney answer
How much longer is left on the lease? Yes she can sue you but it appears that you have been quite reasonable in the options presented. You may want to follow up with the offer in writing so that if she sues you have documentation to support your position. Consider finding a tenant and seek approval from your landlord. Move ahead with the sub-lease and see if she objects. If she still objects you would have a strong defense that she failed to mitigate her damages and the judge will see that you tried to limit the expense associated with your move but tenant was being unreasonable.