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Michelle, Renter in Chicago, IL

Lease expires on the 30th when do I have to move?

Asked by Michelle, Chicago, IL Fri Jun 28, 2013

My new lease at the new apartment I will be moving in won't be ready until the 8th. Can I still stay at the old apartment?

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This is a question you have to ask your landlord - It may be the case that they will allow you to stay for an additional amount of time and just charge you a prorated amount of rent for those additional days.

If you do not get your landlord's permission, you will be considered a holdover tenant, and the landlord can evict you. However, in your case, you will be moved out long before that process gains any traction.

In any case, if you do not have your landlord's permission, and you stay, he can accept you as a month-to-month tenant and hold you liable for the entire month of July's rent.

I would move when you are supposed to. Put your things in storage and stay at a friend's house.


Brendan Ross | Real Estate Attorney and REALTOR®

http://www.chicagorelaw.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 28, 2013
Talk to your landlord and ask if you can stay longer and how much that would cost.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jul 2, 2013
You need to vacate on the last day of your lease. Your lease should have this date.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 1, 2013
You need to ask your landlord. If your lease expires on the 30th, then technically you need to be out by midnight on the 30th. However, if the apartment has not yet been re-rented, your landlord may allow you to stay on. You would, of course, have to pay him for the additional tenancy.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 29, 2013
Do you know if your apartment is already rented? I am assuming that it is since this market is pretty heated up. If not, your landlord may let you extend. Otherwise you DEFINITELY need to be out sometime on 6/30/13. Whether that means storage and a extended stay hotel or bunking with some friends.

Also, see if your new landlord might have your apartment ready early, but you better start doing it ASAP.

Good Luck!

Jeff Olichwier
Patrick Jeffrey Realty
Chicago IL
312-375-9653
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jun 29, 2013
Also, talk to you new landlord and see if you can move in early if there is no one still living there.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 28, 2013
Hi Michelle,

It's all been said here, your move date is 6/30.

If your move in date is 7/8 check with you new landlord regarding a rent proration unless you signed a lease effective 7/1.

You MUST speak to your current landlord re an extension to move out later than 6/30, he/she may already have someone signed up to move in on the 1st, which in that case you're looking at storage.

Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 28, 2013
Unless you have made arrangements with the landlord to stay longer, you're expected to be out on the date that the lease ends. In the future, make sure that you sign a lease for a new apartment that begins before or on the date that you have to be out of your current home! You may have a surprise new roommate on July 1.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 28, 2013
Talk to your landlord and make arrangements to stay and pay prorated rent for the extra 8 days. The landlord could treat you as a holdover tenant, which is never good. You could be sued and owe for the entire month's rent. If there is not new tenant moving in until then, the landlord should be very accommodating.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 28, 2013
You have to be out by the 30th or renegotiate the lease with the landlord.
If you would like to have help finding a new apartment, please contact me. I'd be glad to help.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 28, 2013
Just out of idle curiosity ... when do YOU think you have to move?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 28, 2013
5 day period i.e. by july 5th
Flag Fri Jun 28, 2013
Hi there ask the owner but if lease expires and they don't call you you entry in a month to month contract
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 28, 2013
You can ask the owner, but typically you have to leave at lease end.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 28, 2013
Your lease ends at 11:59 pm on the 30th. You have to be out of the apartment by then. If your lease on your new apartment does not commence until the 1st, I would contact the landlord and discuss this with him/her. You may be able to compromise.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 28, 2013
I want to comment on Peter's answer. He brought up a very important point. If your landlord has a 7/1 tenant that is supposed to move in on July 1st, you have serious problems if you're not out of there by then.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 28, 2013
The start of the new lease has no relation to the old lease unless you are dealing with the same property or the same landlord in which case you would have most likely worked out this problem. You need to be out at 11:59 pm on June 30. You need to contact your landlord asap. If you remain and the landlord has your unit rented as of 7-1, you have serious problems.
Using a professional Real Estate Agent in the first place would have addressed these issues in a timely way. Call your landlord then a mover! Now!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 28, 2013
You need to speak with your landlord. No one on this site can answer that.
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