(Closed) do we have to pay rent rent up until we move ?

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

DiamondnLovey There are no special rules for people in a lease. How do you not know this? 

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

Let’s say you move out April 1st.. you would pay your March rent in full which guarantees you til 3/31 & if you decide you need some extra time in April, you can see if your landlord will pro-rate you for the first couple days in April or whatever. Nothing in life is free ..at least not rent 😉

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

DiamondnLovey:  Yeah. You have to pay either rent, find someone to sublease or pay the fee to break the rent. We did the same thing and even had the legit excuse of we needed to move because there was mold and the downstairs neighbors’ place was being redone (as in siding ripped down, walls ripped out, etc) and they told us there was absolutely nothing we could do. So we now have two places. :/ 

***I just read that you pay month to month. Then you pay for the time you are living there and move out at the end of the month you want to be done. 

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by  FutureMrsKHBD.
Post # 19
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

DiamondnLovey:  If you’re living there, then yes, you have to pay rent…

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

stephanie091512: And actually, if you move out April 1st you’d have to pay for a day of April too. 

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

DiamondnLovey:  this is a question for your landlord and i assume any landlord is expecting a rental payment up until you move out. Just bc you are moving doesnt mean you dont pay rent

Post # 22
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Busy Beekeeper

Well when you show up work for a week, you expect to be paid for your time spent right? Same principal.

Post # 23
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

DiamondnLovey:  First and last doesn’t mean you get a month free, and it doesn’t mean that you paid for last month either. First and last is basically paying for your first month, plus a damage deposit in the amount of a month’s rent. You pay monthly up to and including the last month that you live there, and your deposit is refunded only IF you didn’t cause any damage to the premises, and is refunded after you move out and an inspection is done with the landlord.

Post # 24
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Your landlord might not want you to stay on for random days in April since they will need to rerent the place. 

You obviously need to speak with your landlord but seriously, you are getting a lot of incredulous responses because you are making it sound like since it’s going time hard for you you shouldn’t have to pay. that’s really immature thinking. it’s someone else’s property and you have to pay for using it. 

The end.

Post # 25
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

GrumpytheDwarf:  That’s not necessarily the case. In the area where I live now, it is often how you described, where you pay first month and a security depost, but most of the time the security deposit is not a full month’s rent. Here, most people don’t pay last month’s rent when they move in. When I lived in Boston, we had to pay first, last, security deposit and potentially a realtor fee, all of which could be up to the cost of the monthly rent (and was for my apt). In this case, we did not have to pay the last month’s rent a month before we moved because it actually was prepaid rent and separate from the security deposit. 

OP- either way, you need to make sure what you need to do with your landlord. If you didn’t actually prepay the last month’s rent, then you will most likely have to pay it. In general, you will have to pay for every day that you were there. As PPs said, sometimes a landlord might give you a couple days wiggle room, if you move out on the 1st or 2nd, for instance. But unless there was some sort of rent special, you will not get a full month free.

Post # 26
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Buzzing bee

DiamondnLovey:  Yes, you would pay right up until you leave. If you leave in the middle of the month you will pay for the days you stay 

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

SithLady:  it’s true each area is different in terms of pre-paying last month’s rent. However, I can’t see any landlord in their right mind not taking a security deposit of any kind and therefore if only first and last month’s rent were taken, I would *assume* that “last month’s” actually means a security deposit (and I have heard those terms being used interchangeably in the past). 

Regardless, there should still be a contract in place irrespective of the lease terms, and that’s what should be read, obviously. And, to think a landlord would actually let you have any month for free for no reason whatsoever is hilarity.

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