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Was it a joint tenancy agreement? If you have a copy of it, please attach using the paperclip.
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As the tenancy agreement is a joint one, it means that you are both jointly and severally liable for the whole of the rent. That means that if she doesn't pay her share, the landlord can ask you to pay it (and sue both of you for non payment) and likewise if you did not pay your share, the landlord could ask her to pay it (and again sue both of you).
If the landlord has taken proceedings against both of you and the court finds that the rent is owed, then it is very likely that the court will make a judgment against both of you for the outstanding arrears. This is because you both signed the tenancy agreement and the landlord is entitled to sue both of you and get a judgment against both of you in order to maximise his chances of obtaining his money.
You could, of course, settle the outstanding debt yourself and then sue your co-tenant and get a judgment against her - the letter agreeing to pay would be evidence to the court that she knew she was liable.
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Does that clarify your current position?
You can sue her using money claims online here: https://www.moneyclaim.gov.uk/web/mcol/welcome
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In what way?
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