This past summer one of my roommates subleased his room (in a 5 bedroom house) to one of his friends. According to the lease, which he did sign for subleasing, all tenants are responsible for utilities. So we split them all 5 ways. He moved out in September and still has not paid me what he owes me from the summer (over $200). I know it doesn't seem like that much, but I'm a poor college student. He has been stringing me along for 6 months now, saying he is going to get the money soon, but he never does. I have 2 major questions.
1.) How can I go about getting my money back from him?
2.) He is not a legal US citizen. He is here on a Visa to go to college, and will probably leave in the beginning of the summer. Does this make a huge difference in the action I can take?
Please help me! I'm getting desperate! Thanks!