My question involves a roommate in the State of: Arizona.
Long story short, I was on a lease with one other person. I moved out early but continued to pay all bills and utilities until someone took over for me. I stayed on the lease the whole time. My replacement left before our lease was up so I picked back up where I left off and paid all bills again till the end. Lease is over now and ex-roommate is refusing to help pay half for last 2 months of utilities (utilities in my name) and refusing to return my half of the deposit which we BOTH paid equally. Ex-roommate says since I left early that they don't have to pay me. I think they are wrong because I stayed on the lease the entire time. The refund deposit check was sent to the roommate since I am out of state.
Ex-roommate refuses to pay what they owe me. Can I take them to a small claims court to settle this?
Thank you for your help!