Extra Month Penalty

By Stressed College Student

Hi everybody. Me and my roomies signed a 6 month lease 6 months ago, which will end on the 30th of this month. We are all going our seperate ways, so we decided not to extend the lease. Upon the landlords inspection, she gave us a few things we need to repair, which we are fixing, but then asked for an extra months rent while they searched for more tenants. Are we legally required to pay this? We have paid the total amount of rent listed on the lease, and the lease states that it will not automatically be extended at the end of the lease. Any penalties or extra fees all deal with early termination of the lease, which is not our situation as the lease is terminating as per the conditions stated in the lease. Has anyone ever heard of anything like this? I will be checking this forum for the next few weeks, but if you have any advice and can email me, I would be very appreciative.  Thanks for the help, M. Groat (mgroat@gmu.edu)

Edited on: Friday, August 19th, 2011 7:41 pm

3 Responses to “Extra Month Penalty”

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Stressed As Well

July 3rd, 2008 10:54 am

If it is not stipulated in your lease that you must pay additional rent until they find a renter….then you are not required to pay.


November 24th, 2008 11:22 am

I moved into a house in april 2008 found traces of mold in bathroom in june.Inotified the landlord about this problem and he send this guy to repair it.the repair man takes off the old moldy tiles in the bathroom and replaces it with laminate causing more mold build-up and the owner accepts this job,to make matters worst…. the heat does not work ……in november .How can i solve this?


May 23rd, 2012 10:57 pm

You don’t have to pay because the lease is expired.. Period.


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