My State: California
I moved into a place on a temporary basis (3 months). I was taking over the lease from another girl... it is a 4 bedroom house. There were 3 other roommates there. Upon moving in, I was assured a parking space (there are 3 spaces and one girl had a scooter so didn't need one). After I moved in, I noticed several problems. There were ants EVERYWHERE. I would wake up with ants in my bed. I also started receiving spider bites... from Hobo spiders, which leave big festering wounds. Also, there is a mold issue in the bathroom walls.
On top of all of that, one of the roommates took off after I had only been there for a week!!! Now, we had to worry about finding someone to take the middle room at the last minute or be responsible for the extra rent.
All of this was way too much for me, so I started looking for other places. I found an apartment (studio this time!) and have been approved.
They finally did find a guy for the middle room, but they did not ask me about him... I was in my bedroom in my underwear, and all of a sudden this strange guy I had never seen before walks in! Apparently he is my new "roommate." They gave me NO warning that they gave this random guy a key.
I am very uncomfortable with this situation, and want to move into the new apartment. I did go in for a credit check with the management company of the unit, but never signed the lease, as I was unsettled about how everything was there.
My question is, is there anyway that the management company or the roommates can come after me for the last 2 months rent? Am I legally bound verbally? I am essentially going to lose my $800 deposit anyway, but to me it is worth it to be out of this place.