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Question by  ruination (32)

Can a landlord charge you for a whole month's rent if you gave notice early and left early?

I thought these things were supposed to be prorated, but my landlord is trying to keep over a week's worth of rent!


Answer by  Betty0320 (734)

Depending on the terms of your lease, your landlord can demand payment for the entirety of the lease, even if you give notice and leave early.


Answer by  ccorp (260)

This is really a situation that requires one to look back on the lease or the contract that was initially signed between the renter and the landlord to verify justification.


Answer by  Wallybingus (176)

Probably, depending on the terms of the lease. Many contracts require a full 30 days notice. If you leave before then, you still owe the full month's rent.


Answer by  cg (22)

Yes, your contract obligates you for payments through a specific time. Even if you were granted an extension, it would likely be on a month to month basis only.


Answer by  DanielleK (535)

If you gave the full notice as outlined in the lease (most places are 30 days) and left before the end of the month you paid for, then no.

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