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I had a roommate, she left me holding half the rent month

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I had a roommate, she...
I had a roommate, she left me holding half the rent for a month which I am having to pay and cannot in full by the time they have requested. I do not want to be evicted for non-payment. I would like to know where to go from here. I can give you a more detailed account of what happened if needed. I live in Utah
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