How do I get someone to pay money they owe me?
I had a flatmate who was subletting his room ($550) for the last month of the lease. He ended up collecting from the sublettor but never paying me. I originally had him pay last month’s rent up front, but he convinced me that he would pay me once he got the money from the sublettor. Never happened. He always got his rent to me on time and was otherwise totally friendly.
He is no longer responsive to any means of communication (email, text, voicemail, facebook message)
He left behind a few of his belongings but selling them will nowhere near cover what he owes.
He also just moved across the country, as did I, but to different cities.
How should I pursue getting the money he owes me?
Update: I know he is applying to law schools. Should I threaten writing character references to the schools he told me he’s applying to?
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