Will the landlord allow me to renew my lease over my roommate?

I have been on the lease a year longer than him. When the current lease expires, I won't sign it with him, as I cannot continue to live with him. But, I would really like to continue living in my apartment. So, when it comes time to renew the lease, is there any way the landlord will allow me to leave the... show more I have been on the lease a year longer than him. When the current lease expires, I won't sign it with him, as I cannot continue to live with him. But, I would really like to continue living in my apartment. So, when it comes time to renew the lease, is there any way the landlord will allow me to leave the current lease, and then give me the option for a new lease, as I have seniority over the other tenant?
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