I will be paying rent for my apartment (due 7/05/13), but one of my roommates (on the lease and currently absent) has not paid his portion yet. I will still try to contact him and hopefully have him pay his share, but if he doesn't respond within at least a week, can I remove his belongings from our apartment? Or rather, how long do I have to give my roommate to pick up his belongings before I can throw them away? We have one more month remaining on our lease (August) which we were required to pay for when we moved in. This isn't something I really want to do but I don't think it's fair that me and my other roommate have to cover for said roommate. He also did not give us a notice that he may not pay the rent.