Rent Return…

By Choon

I will terminate the lease early prior to the expiration date because I have to move out at Sept. 10th. I have to pay additional two month rent as lease-breaking fee and full rent for September even though I may not live in this apartment any longer.

I understand the panalty, but I don’t understand the rent for September. The lease manager said that I have to pay in full regardless how long I stay at the apartment in September. Is it right?

Can I get refund the rest of the rent for September (from 9/11 to 9/30)?

I’d appreciate it if anyone gives me advice.



Edited on: Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 1:16 pm

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August 20th, 2008 6:34 am

Well Choon- this is tricky. A lot of this will depend on your lease agreement. If your lease agreement requires you to provide a written termination of your lease with a minimum of 30 days, then the property manager can charge you the full month. But, if you have given the proper notice, then I agree they shouldn’t be able to charge you more than the 2 month termination fee. You may want to file a complaint, if you can’t get them to be fair.


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