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Yeah, it's more responsibility, but being on the lease means leverage, both with your landlord and whoever you live with. Alternately, though, if you hate your place enough that your plan is to bail and illegally sublet, get your name off the lease and get reimbursed for your security deposit before you do anything. If a person is shitty enough that you're sick of living with them, maybe don't trust them with your cash and a binding legal document to which you are technically attached. Could go badly.