My roommate's brother took over my lease. He agreed to buy me out of my 1/2 of the deposit ($162.50), which he will receive upon moving out. When I moved out, he claimed never to have agreed to that and refused to pay me. However, earlier in the day, we had this conversation via text messages:
Me: I need 162.50 for the deposit please. Bring a check.
Him: I don't use checks, but I carry cash :/
Me: That's fine. It's 162. I'm leaving at 9.
Him: What time will you be back after that? I have to pick up Amber from the airport, and then I could come over
The fact that he didn't question my first text is a clear indication that he knew what I was talking about and had previously agreed to pay, but I'm worried that the texts are vague. By the way, I left the apartment in perfect condition.