If I Have Roommates and One is Not Paying His Part of the Rent, Can I Get Him Off the Lease?

Usually, a lease contract is written with ‘joint and several’ responsibility for the payment of the rent. That means each tenant is responsible for the full amount of the rent due, not just his or her ‘part’.

Thus, you should carefully review the details of your lease contract.

The only way to revise an existing lease contract is to renegotiate terms with the landlord.