Look, you don't want to go back there, right? You're not going to go back there over rent money, so then the question really becomes, how do I make the best of my lease situation?
I don't think the landlord is legally obligated to return your key money, but they might, if you ask really nicely. And they're probably not going to come after you for the money owed for the rest of the lease - but even if they did, well, then you can worry about hiring an attorney.
The worst case monetary scenario is that you owe on the balance of the lease. Worst case. Do you want to go back to that apartment again?
All the best,
The color car of the other tenants that I had the problem with earlier is red. I know it was these guys that did it. I just dont have witnesses who saw their face. The police also pulled over a car with 3 guys in the area after the neighbors called due to shots fired but no one was arrested. Its not a coincidence that its 3 guys and also a red car. I really want out of my lease. I dont feel safe and if they shot up my boyfriends car for no reason at all there is no telling what else they will do. My LL stated if i break my lease o have to pay 3 months rent, give a 30 day notice, and lose my deposit. I am the victim. What can I do? Please help me!
Here's the thing - your lease is a contract, which you are legally obligated to fulfill. However - there's a provision for "default" - what happens if you decide to skip out in the middle of the lease.
Realistically, if you call your landlord and tell them you aren't coming back, they'll work out something with you that's better than you paying rent until the lease ends.