Generally, if you signed a lease with your roommate, the apartment complex can hold each of you liable for the rent. The apartment complex will expect to receive the full monthly rent and, since you are living in the unit, will hold you responsible for payment. If both you and your roommate signed the lease, the apartment complex can seek full payment from either of you. However, the apartment complex can only collect the full amount from one of you. You may wish to contact the apartment manager and agree to pay a portion of the charges to be released from liability for the entire amount.
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