No. of Recommendations: 5
Separate out the cable/internet/phone contract. It is quite likely that they jointly agreed to a contract, and there will be early termination fees. It would be reasonable for him to pay the termination fee, and they start a new contract. It also would remove his name and liability from the account.

If his name is on the electric bill, then he needs to have it removed. He agreed to paying 1/3 of the electric bill. I have mixed feeling about his responsibilities. If it is electric heat, most the expense would be the same regardless of whether there are two or three people in the apartment.

He needs to give written notice that he won't be continuing the lease or responsible if it converts to month by month rent. It doesn't remove his responsibility for lease payments through April. Since his name is on the lease, he could be held responsible for the entire amount. He needs to be very careful about making certain that the lease payments are made. Any payments he makes for the lease should be made directly to the leasing company.

This could get very very nasty. His name is on the lease, and his responsibility doesn't end with moving out. I don't see how moving home before April is going to save a great deal of money.
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