Post # 1
Hi all. My husband and i live in a 2 bedroom apartment and its very cramped with our 2 year old and 2 dogs. We just found out im expecting #2. We have decided to move for april 1st or may st at the latest. We plan to give 60 days notice so we can save to move out. But we never payed first and last at this place. We pay month to month. We knew the owner and we were in a hurry to find a place. Do we have to pay rent right up until we leave ?
Post # 2
DiamondnLovey: Yes, if you didn’t already pay last month’s rent, you will need to pay up till you leave.
Post # 3
Why would you not have to pay rent when you are living there? I don’t understand the question.
Post # 4
it sounds like yes. If you move April 30th you will have to pay for all of April. Basically you have to pay your landlord for the time you occupy your apartment. Some landlords might give you a one or two day grace period to move out after your term is up, but it also depends on if they have the apartment lined up for the next tenent right away or not.
Post # 5
Of course you have to pay.
Post # 6
HannahGrace: its going to cost extra money because we are moving to house. I was asking because we are only month to month and wasnt sure how it worked. I know when we payed first and last at our last place we had a month free.
Post # 7
Most landlords aren’t in the business of giving out a month free.
You pay for the time you occupy the space.
Post # 8
You have to pay rent for the time that you’re there. If you didn’t pay first-and-last months when you moved in then of course your landlord is going to want to get paid for your last month there unless he thinks you’re a charity case. When you lived in the other place and paid first-and-last months up front, you didn’t get a free month. You just paid for that last month in advance.
Post # 9
DiamondnLovey: “I know when we payed first and last at our last place we had a month free.”
It obviously wasn’t free. You paid first and last upfront. You did not pay first and last with this place, obviously you have to pay rent up until you move, this is a ridiculous question. Just an FYI as you continue looking, a lot of landlords require two months rent up front, but it is first and security deposit – not first and last. Most places I have encountered do not allow you to use your security deposit for the last month’s rent. I would be prepared to always pay rent for every day that you live in a rental (again, obviously).
Post # 10
why wouldn’t you have to pay rent? You think you deserve to live rent free because……..?
this question seriously makes no sense
Post # 11
DiamondnLovey: I’m a bit confused by your question. If you paid first and last month’s rent upfront at your old place, you didn’t have a “free” month. You had just already paid for it.
That said, I would recommend moving out at the end of the month (any month) to avoid paying a full month when you may only be living there for, say, a week.
I also want to point out that you should read your lease or contract, assuming you have one. The lease should indicate the answers to the questions you are asking here.
Post # 12
I’m very confused, like HannahGrace. What made you think you didn’t have to pay for every month you’ve lived there unless you had a signed agreement promising you a month free?
Just because you were in a hurry to find a place (which is only your fault) and knew the landlord previously doesn’t mean they owe you free rent (unless your landlord is say, your mom or dad, and really wants to do you a favor). And yes, moving into a house is more expensive in various ways, but that also has nothing to do with your current living situation and the fact that you have committed to paying rent for every month you habitate there.
Post # 13
Your last month wasn’t free, you paid it in advance. You have to pay for every month that you live there, since you didn’t pay last month’s up front this time, then you have to pay it at the beginning of the last month you live there. Good luck with your new home search and new baby. Did you pay a security deposit for this apartment? You’ll get that back within 30 days of moving out so that will help recoup some money.
Post # 14
Typically you do have to pay rent up until you leave. I was also paying month to month and we made an agreement to move out a couple of weeks after the month began, so we still had to pay for those weeks that we were living there.
Post # 15
When you paid the first and last month when you moved in at your previous place the last month wasn’t free… You had already paid for it.
Of course you are going to have to pay for the final month at your apartment if you didn’t pay for the first and last month when you moved in.