My question involves a roommate in the State of: New Jersey
My roommate is intending to break the lease and leave. By our mutual agreement, he pays $1100 monthly and I pay $800.
Here are my questions:
1) When he leaves, would a court of law hold him responsible for $1100 or for what is actually one-half of the rent, which is $950?
2) Based on the kinds of responses I'm getting to my roommate ad, I don't think I can rent his room for even one-half the rent. I'm only getting responses at $800 monthly or less. So, if I rent the room for $800, would my ex-roommate who broke the lease still be responsible for the difference? And, would that difference be between what it's rented for and $1100 or what it's rented for and $950 (which is one-half of the full rent on this place)?
Thanks for your help.