Re: RE: Mooseman
"When you move out of a flat, does the landlord refund you all the money you gave to pay the rent?"
Not a good comparison. You do get to keep your furniture when you leave, and you only pay rent up until the point you lived in the property, not for years after. A better comparison would be starting a business with friends and eventually cashing out - you get your share back at current value, unless you negotiate badly, but you are entitled to your fair share.