Prior to moving in my landlord emailed a list of all move in costs. It included last months rent of $2200 and security deposit of $1500. When signing the lease I noticed the security deposit and last months rent were combined on the security deposit line for a total of $3700. The landlord said they were combined to be more flexible.
My lease is now at an end after 2 years never late. I am staying an extra month. I asked my landlord to use the last months rent I prepaid but has refused saying it was security deposit. When I brought up that the amount included last month I was told it was enough to cover last month but not for me to use that way. This is all through email. I just bought out the lease on my car because I thought I had paid last month and now don't have enough to pay.The condo was well taken care of and there are no damages that the landlord would need to use the last months rent amount toward. The landlord has already seen the condo. Does the agreement we made before signing the lease and the statement that it was enough to cover last months rent hold any weight? From other things the landlord has said I think it is possible that the money given may have been spent and not put into a trust or escrow account. Can I asked for verification to maybe convince the landlord to honor our original agreement?