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Chelle3290, Renter in 32808

Our lease in our apt is not up till march of 2011 but we are moving next month dec. Are we responsible for the rent until march?

Asked by Chelle3290, 32808 Fri Nov 5, 2010

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Often leases include exceptions such as....in event renter is purchasing a home lease will be responsible for one month, or until property gets a new renter. If you are renting from an individual try to work something out that is respectful to both your circumstances.

Tony Vega
Charles Rutenberg Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 5, 2010
Some good advice here. I home you got it resolved. Most thsings in the rental game can be worked out using commonsense and the ' Golden Rule'. Do unto others as you would have them do to you
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Mar 21, 2012
Well, it's very nice for the out-of-staters to answer, but of course leases in Florida are cover by the Florida Landlord-Tenant Law so what applies elsewhere in not material. Here is a link to a summary of the law:

http://www.800helpfla.com/landlord_text.html

Without giving you legal advice, I can say that in general you can be penalized for one month's rent, but it does depend on how often you pay rent. Read your lease first and see what it says.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 6, 2010
Go to your rental office manager, explain your circumstances. Offer to advertise to find a replacement tenant. If there is a good chance the vacancy can be filled without any down-time, you may be released from the lease early, but don't count on it.

Although I'm sure you know this and will do whatever you have to do per the terms of the lease, as info to others in a similar situation, I always like to remind tenants:

If you aren't given an "early out" of the lease, please continue to pay your rent, including the last month. A security deposit cannot be used in place of rent. Many landlords now report tenant problems to national rental databases and file delinquencies with credit bureaus - failure to pay rent will follow you and can make it very difficult to rent in the future.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 6, 2010
Depends on what it says in your lease and whether or not your landlord will let you out early. Otherwise, if you signed a one year lease, then you are obligated to pay until the lease expires.
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