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purefct, Renter in Fullerton, CA

How flexible are landlords with move-in dates when we have rent to pay where we are? (double rent)

Asked by purefct, Fullerton, CA Thu Jul 3, 2014

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Each landlord is different- some will be flexible with you, and some will not. Keep in mind, in most cases, the landlord has expenses to cover on the property (mortgage, insurance, upkeep), and can't afford to have it vacant, any more than you can afford double-rent.
In our current rental market, landlords do have the upper hand, as most desirable places receive multiple applications. The landlord will pick the one that is strongest financially, and the one that can move in the quickest!
The best thing to do is to time your move with very little overlap. For example, if your current lease is up July 31, try to secure a new place for move-in around July 27. That way, you only have 4 days of overlapping rent.
Nicole Fedorchek, Realtor
Tarbell Realtors
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 24, 2014
All landlords are going to have a different view on this, however delaying move-in will be costing them money in lost revenue, and its a very hot rental market right now so most landlords may not be too flexible on this unless they are struggling to rent the property.
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 7, 2014
Each landlord/building is different, therefore the question can't really be answered, so you really should ask the individual landlord....
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 4, 2014
There is no one answer that will cover all landlords. Bear in mind however that landlords have their own costs to worry about and are more apt to care about their own budget, than yours.

Good luck.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 3, 2014
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