Movin' on up and out
May 21, 2012 4:26 PM Subscribe
Moving out of my apartment and I have a few questions on how to handle the last month of rent and the security deposit.
posted by Diskeater to human relations (5 answers total)
I currently live in Philadelphia with two roommates. I’m moving out at the end of June and one of them is moving out at the same time. The other one is interested in staying at our current place.
I’ve never been in a situation before where a current roommate stays behind so I’m not sure how to handle the last month of rent as well as the security deposit. I am going to call our landlord soon but I want to have an idea of what to expect before I make that call. I checked out the lease but there isn’t any information about what happens when it is terminated (besides the fact that it converts to month-to-month and we need to give the landlord 30 days notice).
We paid first month, last month, and a security deposit equal to one month when we moved in. In my mind, the last month of rent is already covered for myself and for the roommate that is moving out so we will not have to pay for June since it is our “last month”. If this is the case then I’m not sure where this leaves the roommate that is staying. Is he responsible for all of the rent or only his third?
Similar situation with the security deposit. I’m assuming it is the responsibility of the roommate that is staying to reimburse us but I’m not clear on how that would work.
(This is all assuming that the landlord is open to drawing up a new lease with that roommate. If this isn’t the case then that makes all of this a bit easier to figure out.)
Again, I do plan on talking to my landlord in the next few days but I’d like to have some information before that happens. It is also entirely possible that I’m overthinking this. Thanks!