Thank you for the clarification;
unfortunately, under a contract, a party remains liable until they receive a release from the other party agreeing that they are no longer obligated per the terms and conditions of the lease. Typically the lease will have a clause stating that the roommates are jointly and severally liable for the rent/damages. meaning the landlord may go after whichever roommate the landlord chooses in order to collect on rent/damages. The only way to avoid this if the landlord and the roommate's amend the lease, by signing a release, which basically absolves the roommate that is released from any future liability. If the landlord sues the vacating roommate for the other's rent/damages, the departing roommate can sue the other roommates for reimbursement -small claims is appropriate for cases under $3-5,000
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