My question involves a roommate in the State of: Massachusetts
I am on a lease with my current roommate and need to move out Sept. 1st. The landlord has allowed me to do this as long as a replacement is found and approved by the rental agency (credit/reference checks mostly). We even worked it out so that the new replacement would pay me for the last month's rent which I prepaid upon move-in. (Landlord is very nice).
On a sidenote, the landlord wouldn't mind if my roommate got out of the lease too, as she has bad credit, pays rent late, and gets complaints from the neghbors for noise. The apartment would be easier (obviously) to fuill if it was totally empty. However, I'm pretty sure that even if my landlord and I want to break the lease if the roommate doesn't there's nothing we can do.
My roommate wanted her brother to take the spot but he is going through a divorce and is not credit-worthy. She is now making my life a living hell. To add on top of her not paying me for months and months of utility bills, she is now having parties of people at the house who harass me, calling me horrible names, etc. It's making it so bad that I am afraid for me and my belongings and am currently staying with a coworker at her house. All of my stuff is still at the house, because without my last month's rent back and being off of the lease I can't even afford to sublet a place for August until I move.
Please help. I hate to see her win like this.
It seems like I have absolutely no rights.