To clarify, I meant a moveout command that causes the unit to bypass the eviction status and become available immediately. Not a command that gives you money back for unused time.
Example - Joe Baka has 2 weeks left on his Westinghouse pad, but he's shacking up with his new lover behind Blitz Laundry and doesn't need it any more. He packs up his things and uses the moveout command.
He still has 2 weeks left on his pad. When those two weeks end, the unit is available for rent from someone else immediately. Alternatively, the command terminates his two weeks immediately and makes the unit available for someone else at once. In neither situation is there a refund for unused time.
Now, with something like that implemented, evictions can actually have negative consequences beyond the short term too, since there would technically be a way to avoid them now.
In an alternate reality, Joe Baka does not use the moveout command when he shacks up with his new sweet heart. The two weeks passes and his unit goes into eviction status. The two weeks of eviction go by, someone else moves into the new place.
A month down the line a solo takes out Joe Baka, and while he's recovering from the vat goo the solo makes Joe Baka's girl his girl. Joe Baka comes back to an apartment and finds the codes have changed and he's left with nothing. Poor Joe Baka. He turns to the only real home he's ever known.
But Westinghaus is not happy with him. He owes them money because his apartment was in eviction status and two weeks went by where Westinghaus didn't get paid. Joe Baka now has to make amends for his failure to notify the place that he was leaving and that his pad should be available for other people.
Consequences. That's my dream.