Find a replacement roommate to avoid lease break
Your friendship might end, but your roommate’s lease will certainly not. However, my suggestion is to first try and work things out with your roommate. There are many ways to negotiate with your roommate on many things, such as move out dates, security deposits, etc. Never try to be hostile with your roommate just because he or she got another job and must move out of town. It’s totally understandable and you would’ve done the same thing had it happened with you. Therefore, in this situation, it’s best to talk it out amicably. Since your roommate is the one who’s decided to give notice and break the lease, it’s his responsibility to do the following to help you find replacement roommate:
- Find a replacement tenant should be the responsibility of a roommate who’s vacating early.
- Tenant breaking the lease must be solely responsible for his/her remaining payments, until and unless a replacement is found
- If any damages were done that are his/her responsibility during the term of the lease, it must be fixed or paid for asap.