I moved into an apartment in September of 2009 in order to help a friend out. She had recently broken up with the boyfriend that she was living with and they had resigned the lease, so I subleased the apartment from her ex-boyfriend so they wouldn’t have to live together anymore. In December of 2009 the internet in the apartment broke and because she didn’t use wireless, she had exclusive use of the internet from that time up until the she moved out in August 2010.
My roommate was a complete slob, got a new boyfriend that was always over at the house and adopted a pitbull puppy that chewed my things as well as went to the bathroom everywhere.
I decided to completely move out of the apartment in April 2010. I attempted to sublet again, but there was no one willing to live in the apartment. As soon as I moved out, my bedroom became the dogs room where my roommate kept the dog kennel, dog accessories and dog when she was not home. I paid the remainder of my rent, but now my old roommate is saying that I owe her utilities from April 2010 until August 2010 as well as a month for an internet bill that I had absolutely no use of since December 2009.
I should also mention that she feels I should pay the late fees on her credit card because she was behind on paying the internet and utility bills.
Her boyfriend also moved in (unofficially) shortly after I left the apartment.
I plan on paying her what I owe her (utilities up to April) but I’m wondering if I am responsible for any of the utilities and internet bill since the points where I was unable to use them. Neither of these bills are in my name.