If my roommate won't pay her portion of utility bills, am I in the right if I deduct her portion of the bills from what I owe in rent?

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I'm having a difficult time with my roommate. Both our names are on a lease together but the lease doesn't outline how much we each are to pay each month. The way we have things set up I have the utilities in my name and she pays the rent to the landlord. This month she is refusing to pay utilities. Based on the fact that she "wants" my room (the master bedroom) and thinks that I should pay extra.

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