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Without a written agreement the utilities are the responsibility of the tenant living in the unit. You may,= look at the rental agreement and see what the landlord listed as the terms for the utilities. There are cases where one tenant terminates their lease agreement early and is still responsible for utilities.
Since your daughter is remaining in the unit, her lease agreement will state it is her responsibility to maintain the utilities during the duration of the lease.
Her recourse would be to file a claim in small claims court. If she has copies of bank statements or cancelled checks from the roommate she may be able to prove 50% responsibility and collect a fee for the early termination.
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