My question involves a roommate in the State of: Oregon
I moved into my current apartment last month, and quickly discovered that the living situation was unreasonable. I would be happy to provide details but I don't think it's pertinent. I went to talk to my landlord about transferring to a one-bedroom in the same complex, which she said was fine. I just need my current roommate to sign a form acknowledging my move.
The problem I have is that my roommate is claiming that I need to give her money for next month even though I will be out of the apartment by then. I was under the impression that my legal agreement was with the landlord and myself, not between the two of us. I am happy to pay this money, but obviously I don't want to pay for anything if I don't have to.
My second question is this: My landlord and roommate are close friends. This makes things rather awkward. My landlord said that she would sign me up for a new lease w/out a transfer fee, but does that mean I'm breaking the lease on my old apartment? I would much rather pay the extra money and keep my credit score in good standing. I am also wondering if she is changing the terms of my move in order to make me legally obligated to pay her friend. Thank you for reading!