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Rent Period Question

Postby darkguy2 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 2:19 pm

I am not sure if anyone here will know the answer to my question but I am not sure where to ask it. I am currently renting my apartment while at college. When I first moved in I had to pay for the full month's rent even though I was not able to move in at the beginning of the month. Then when my lease is up I will have to pay for the full month again but I will be have to move out before the end of the month. I will have to look at my lease but I think it is the 20th of the month. Is this legal? It seems to me that the rent should be pro-rated based on the time you spend there. Rent is due at the beginning of the month so it is not like the month starts the day you move in. It is not just some guy I am renting from either. It is a large apartment complex so I would not think they would do anything illegal. The state I am renting in is NC. Thanks for any advice.
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Postby djrez4 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:36 pm

If you signed an agreement to pay for X entire months, it doesn't matter when you move in or move out. If you don't intend to move in until the middle of the month and/or intend to move out before the end of the month, you have to negotiate that into the lease agreement. You probably could have negotiated a pro-rated rent, but it's too late now.

Best you can do it ask the landlord to pro-rate, given that they'll be able to lease the apartment again sooner than they expected.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:31 pm

Realistically, they are about as likely to do that as they are to give you back your security deposit, no matter how you leave the place. I have wondered how many millions every year are pretty much stolen by these creeps because they know most people won't bother to sue them even when they withhold for things that are illegal (like carpet cleaning which is illegal in the state of WI where I reside but they've tried to pull that one on me) especially knowing you need them for future references.


That's another criminal cabal in action, one of many here in the corporate states of America.

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Postby djrez4 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:45 pm

Come on, Member.. I recovered $5750 for a client from his landlord. It's easy with large, corporate landlords. If it's an individual landlord, winning is still easy. Collecting is more difficult.
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Postby darkguy2 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:03 pm

When I say I move in and out in the middle of the month I do not mean by choice. There are mostly student here so they have a preset day that you can move in on and have to move out by and it is not the end of beginning of the month which is why I am wondering why I have to pay for the full month.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:55 am

To fund the landlord's slush fund I would say is as good a guess as any.


You shouldn't have to, and thus should have negotiated that up front. Now it's kind of after the fact and I highly doubt they will want to alter the terms of the agreement in your favor - why should they it's just money out of their pocket and all you are is money to them.


Not meaning to be at all disrespectful just giving you the facts. You can ask but I would be shocked if they say "Oh sure no problem we'll just let you off the hook for that" and way more shocked yet if they actually chose to do that. It's not about what's right or wrong to them it's about the $$$.,



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