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In May I moved into a my current place. At that point I had 2 roommates who were technically on the lease and I was not. At the end of July one of them moved out and I took her place on the lease. The way this was done was to write that I was taking her place on a piece of paper and we both signed it. We talked to 2 lawyers (hers and my landlord's) and got exact wording from them to make sure this was all on the up and up. This lease was until February 2010.
On Sept. 1, my landlord called me to let me know he was coming by to pick up the rent. No problem, I had it ready and when he came I gave it to him. It was at this point that he informed me that I had to be out by Sept. 30. From what I understand a lease is a document that gives certain rights to all parties and part of that is that this place is mine and my roommate's until the lease runs out. Looking into it more I found this document which seems to indicate that he a) needed to give me at least 2 months notice and b) owes me this month's rent back if I do indeed manage to get out.
Now, having thought I was secure in this place until at least February I have not been budgeting to move and if I don't get this money I'll have a lot of trouble managing it. So am I right? This applies to leases, right? I'm so woefully ignorant of this stuff. I have someone willing to be my roommate (current one is likely moving back with her family for a bit) and we'll probably find a place so, as much as it sucks, I'm willing to accept the shortened timeline, but the money thing is bothering me.
tl;dr: Landlord kicking me out 3 months before my lease is up, do I get my final month's rent back?