@mharakas I would say that I agree with Kimberly's suggestions here. They would be the actions I would take. If it IS possible to either move to another apt in the same building that is less expensive, or if your roommate or you are moving and you need another, make sure that everything is ok'd 1st and foremost by your landlord in writing, and make sure you have fully discussed the terms and conditions with them first. In many states even changing within the same building can affect your credit. I know it does here in TN, sometimes negatively, sometimes positively, depending upon the situation. Wise decisions is what we are about here. We're here to help each other succeed.
I see you said you were a longtime reader, as was I before I joined last year. I want to welcome you to the Penny Hoarder and offer any help I can as the Welcome Ambassador.