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I want to move out, but my roommate wants to stay. What do I do?

The first this that should be done is to make sure the rest of your roommates are in agreement with this.  There are basically three options to remove your name(s) from a lease agreement. Depending on which option you choose would determine if there were any fees associated with the change in tenancy.
1. Removal of tenant from the lease form – No fees associated
a. This would be an agreement in which remaining roommate agree to take on your portion of lease responsibilities after you leave
b. Exiting roommate’s name(s) would be removed from the lease
c. Any security deposit settlement would need to be worked out between you and the remaining roommates.
2. Change of tenant on lease form – Fees associated
a. This would be an agreement in which you would have someone else take on your portion of lease responsibilities after you leave
b. Each new roommate must complete an online application (fees associated)
c. Exiting roommate’s name(s) would be removed from the lease
d. Any security deposit settlement would need to be worked out between you and the remaining roommates.
3. Lease buyout – No fees associated
a. This is typically an option reserved for situations where everyone is leaving the property:
b. Exiting tenants would pay the remaining balance of lease obligations
i. For example: if lease is $100/month and you have 11 months remaining on the lease agreement, then tenants would pay $1,100 to remove your name from the lease
ii. The home will be put back on the market immediately.
iii. If a new tenant is secured before the expiration of your prior lease, the difference of the lease buyout money will be returned to you.

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