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Hello! I am a licensed attorney, eligible to practice in front of state and federal court, who is ready to help. I have a nearly 100% satisfaction rating (click here to see my ratings information) so all that means is that you can count on me to help today. You can sue your roommate for unpaid rent, but according to one of my most trusted sources, “You can sue your cotenant (roommate) in small claims court...for the unpaid rent—but to win your case, you will need to show that you had an agreement as to how much each of you would contribute to the total rent.” Therefore, if the both of you agreed that you would split the rent 50-50, then anything that you paid above your share you could sue for. You would just have to prove that the two of you made this agreement. You can use any written agreements that you have, or you can try to persuade with your oral testimony if you had no written agreement. You may also provide a lot of other information such as any bank statements or cancelled checks to prove your case.
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