We moved into a place at the beginning of June with another couple to try to save some money and stuff. Obviously, since I'm posted this, it isn't working out. The primary reason is that the House and the Landlord Fucking SUCKS... It took him 2+ months to get outlets installed on the 3rd floor of the unit, as there weren't any (we had to run a 50' extension cord!). Note, him doing this was in the lease. So we (both couples) agreed that we will both move out and will give him at least 45 days notice (10/31/11). We never received our copy of the lease and the landlord cant find his, so we figured 45 days would be plenty of time. So, we all start looking for new places and just before we give the landlord our notice, our roommates think they want to stay, but only if they can pay less monthly. So basically we present the landlord with this: either we all move out and breaking the lease, or they stay at a lower rate and he keeps paying tenants. He decides to let them stay at a much lower rate. Here is where it gets tricky and I don't really know what to do... We have paid 1200 for the security deposit - 600 each. Since were the (seemingly) "assholes" moving out and they're not, are we entitled to our 600 back? It would be different if we all moved out as I'm sure the landlord would just keep the deposit. But when/if they leave at the end of the lease, they'll get 1200 (minus whatever). Do we wait and get the 600 when the lease is up May (but what if they stay longer???)? Does the landlord pay us the 600? Do they give us the 600 when we move out? Fuck, i don't know!!!!!??!!!?!? BTW, were all still really good friends and all, we just like our own space and shit.