Can an apartment charge you for stuff not stated in the lease?

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  • Can an apartment charge you for stuff not stated in the lease?


Answer #1 | 28/12 2013 22:03
Read you lease carefully - mine says I can leave whenever I want, but I have to pay two months rent. Since you are moving to another rental with the same guy, he is not out a month's rent, so maybe he might give you a break BUT know that he has some expense as far as cleaning and maybe painting your place. Try to work out a deal. Good Luck!
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Answer #2 | 28/12 2013 22:15
F, First of all, have you spoken to your upstairs neighbor and told him that his loud footsteps have been keeping you awake, and does he think he can tread more lightly? If you're nice, he might be willing to be more quiet just for the sake of being nice. Take him a tray of brownies now and then to befriend him or something. It might work. Regarding the fees and so forth. Start by googling your state's landlord tenant laws to find out what's what. I've never heard of an apartment giving a 'teacher's discount' before, so look to see what's in writing in the lease, or anywhere else regarding this apartment complex's teacher's discount--but I personally don't think you owe it to them to pay it back by law, because you were still a teacher all this time and the reason they gave you a discount in the first place was to encourage you to rent from them instead of some other complex--in other words, it was just a marketing pitch--an advertising spiel-- on the complex's part to reel you in in the first place.
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Answer #3 | 28/12 2013 22:29
You have three choices... 1. Pay what they require to break your lease. 2. Move out, but continue to pay rent until July like YOU agreed to. 3. Stay put and pay the transfer fee.
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Answer #4 | 29/12 2013 00:58
Well, if you want to stick to the lease you owe rent to July 2014. The discount is not a fee. You do not qualify if you don't fulfill the lease, so you need to refund it. This is just you paying rent in full for previous months you lived there. I don't know why there is a 15 day fee though, unless you are in CA and your 60 day notice will go into the month 15 days, or your rent is not due on the first so needs to be paid. You should be paying rent (full, undiscounted) for the 60 days, the reletting fee and refunding the discount you are forfeiting. Add those amounts up yourself and ask the landlord to explain any difference.
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