I have two roommates, both of whom are moving out this month, though our lease is up at the end of July. We split the rent/utilities three ways, and Roommate A, without being asked, told me he'd continue paying his share of rent/gas/electric/internet. I appreciated this and think it's fair, since his absence doesn't change, for example, how much electricity the refrigerator uses, or the cost of heating/cooling the house, etc. Roommate B, on the other hand, hasn't made this same offer (I actually haven't seen him for the past couple of days, and only heard about his plans to move out this month from Roommate A).
I would like Roommate B to continue making the same payments as Roommate A so that I don't get stuck paying 2/3 of the bill, but I'm worried that he wont see it the same way as Roommate A. How should I broach the subject with him?
- We are on the same lease. We each separately pay rent to our landlord and utilities directly to the utility companies. The utilities are in my name, so they pay me and I pay the companies.
- My understanding, until I get official word from Roommate B, is that he plans on moving out without getting out of the lease or subletting, meaning that until the lease ends there will be no way to rent out the room to another person