Q: In June 2013, I moved into an apartment with a roommate. Both of our names are on the lease. Last week my roommate informed me that she wanted to move out in a couple of months. I was OK with it and told her I would find a new roommate to sublet and take over her half of the lease. My roommate, however, is asking that I break the lease with her and pay half the penalty for breaking the lease early.