OP's friend invited OP and her husband to share her 3-bedroom house to help with her rent struggles, splitting it equally should have been $400 per person, but she's now asking us to pay $800 each.
OP sought advice and spoke with the landlord to resolve the situation.
Likely, OP didn't formalize the even split in writing because friends usually don't take advantage of each other like this.
OP needs to verify if there's a lease, as OP's friend might be scamming them.
It's a good idea for OP to have a conversation with her to understand her calculations.
OP needs to find out why she is paying more.
OP should pay the landlord directly.
The confusion arises from whether there was a prior agreement on how much they should pay for rent, utilities, and food, or if they had assumed it would be $400 each.
OP needs to check the state's laws and consider leaving the lease if the situation becomes untenable.
The OP is aware of their lease obligations.
OP should consider discussing the situation with her current landlord and try to pay him directly.
OP's story reminds us that money matters can get complicated when you live with friends. It's essential to be fair, but it can be tough to balance friendship and finances.
In this situation, OP should talk to their friend about the rent problem. Honest conversations can help sort things out.
Also, OP needs to make sure they can pay rent directly to the landlord online, so they're not stuck relying on their roommate.