What If My Roommate Stops Paying Rent Or Utilities?

If a roommate stops paying his or her share of the rent, you and the other roommates must pay for the slacker or the landlord may evict you. Talk to the roommate and make them understand that the rent is the responsibility of each roommate and that if they do not pay their fair share as agreed, you might need to sue them in Small Claims Court.

If the roommate continues to refuse to pay utilities or rent you may need to ask them to move out. You can try speaking with the landlord to see if the landlord is willing to help convince the non-paying roommate to leave.