My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Pennsylvania
About two months ago, my girlfriend got a job offer in another state, which she accepted. At the time, we lived in an apartment complex with catered to students (we both graduated this past spring.) WE've never had problems with the landlord, but others have had less than stellar experiences, so I want to get all my ducks in a row before the 30 day security deposit comes up (which is Wednesday.)
Our original lease went from the end of August, to the end of May. In the town we were in it was fairly standard for landlords to offer leases that were two semesters lengths, and then to offer additional three month leases, for anyone who wanted to stay the summer. We signed the lease before she had the job offer, and paid for the entire summers rents, as per the lease.
However, we ended up having to move after a month. Her new job started July 1st, and she had a family wedding at the end of June, so we moved out early. We let the landlord know, and he said it wasn't a problem.
My question is; where do we stand from a legal viewpoint, on getting our security deposit back? We left the apartment in better shape than when we moved in, and when we moved out, we were paid up for the entire length of the lease.