My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Virginia
I signed a SUBlease in the beginning of April, and agreement to sublease until July 31st. The girl whose name is on the lease had me sign a sublease through the property manager. Everything seemed fine at first. It is a college area, and the apartment houses two other college students. When I first looked at the apartment and moved in, it was a little dirty. Once moved in, I scrubbed down the entire kitchen, hoping to get the ball rolling on the cleaning, and no one did a thing. After living there for now three months, they have literally not washed an entire side of the sink's dishes since I moved in!! I learned that the kitchen also has hundreds of cockroaches and I cannot get rid of them!
The biggest issue that has bothered me is my roomates lack of ability to LOCK THE DOORS!!!! I come home from work in the middle of the night to an empty, dark apartment in the middle of Richmond, VA to find my apartment doors unlocked! (I am a 100lb girl, completley defensless). Just last week, I came back to the apartment after visiting my parents, and my roomate informs me that some one had broken into the apartment and stolen both of my roomates laptops and small electronics. (Luckily my laptop was with me at my parents).
The apartment is becoming so unclean it feels unlivable to me. And my safety in the apartment is becoming a huge concern, as the locks are never locked. I highly doubt whoever robbed the apartment had to "break" in, rather they most likely just turned the door knob.
Is there any way I can get out of my last two months rent since I am a subletter and not the main person on the actual lease??