I need some advice concerning my roommate situation. I wanted to live in a 2 bedroom apartment this year, and decided to live with a friend of mine from undergrad. I did the apt hunting and she signed onto the lease, under the assumption that she would live with me for 1 year (while she took a year off and volunteered w/ a public service organization) and then she would go to law school... and I would get a cat (she's allergic) and stay in the apartment. Our lease ends May 31, and I think her program runs through mid July. We never really talked about what would happen, but I can vaguely remember a few things we might have discussed casually in the beginning. Assuming I would be going home for the summer, there was the possibility of her saying the summer in the apt (and us splitting the rent) or if I decided to leave, she might try to negotiate an extension to the lease for an extra 2 months (which she'd pay herself I guess?) We never really finalized anything, or discussed what would happen if I found a new roommate who needed to stay for the summer, or what would happen if landlord wouldnt rent on a monthly basis. She's also in the middle of the law school app process and has not heard from any schools, so we don't know if she will be staying in town or moving out of state. Fastforward to now - I have a roommate lined up for next year (my bf of 5 years, but don't want to make an issue out of that) and it turns out I will be in town this summer. Ideally I'd like to stay in my apartment and have my bf move in when his lease ends at the end of may. However, it gets complicated because I don't know what will happen with roomie. These are our options: Roomie stays in town for law school: - roomie ideally moves into a new apartment in June when our lease has ended, we all live happily ever after and bf moves into the apt when his lease ends and signs a new lease with me Roomie moves out of town for law school: - I sign a new lease on our apt, let roomie stay past the end of our lease and BF finds somewhere else to be for the summer and moves in when she leaves (probably not an option as BF would be signing onto the new lease and would want to live there, and that was part of the appeal of staying in town this summer)? - I sign a new lease on our apt, let roomie stay past the end of our lease and BF moves into my bedroom which we'd share for the summer until roomie moves out - I sign a new lease on our apt, roomie subleases a place for the summer, and bf moves in when his lease ends - bf and I find a new apartment (boo) and roomie subleases an apt or tries to negotiate staying an extra 2 months and pays the full rent of our 2 bedroom apt herself? I realize now we should have talked all of this out beforehand, but what was she expecting me to do with regard to finding a new roomie? if my new roomie needed to be in town for the summer, where else would they go? our lease DOES end may 31.... i also dont know when its appropriate to bring this up. should i wait until we know where she is going for law school? that could be another 2 months, and i kind of want to know if ill need to go apt hunting... what do you think i should do?