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Rental Basics in Stanwood : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Aug 15, 2013
Dan Tabit answered:
Look up the Landlord Tenant Act and check out Lease Termination. If you have a lease, it can't be terminated without cause. If you are month to month your lease will let you know how much notice the landlord has to give you.
If everything has been done properly, I guess it's time to find another place. You have a couple of weeks, so hopefully you'll find a place that's available right away. A local broker may be able to help you find your next home or you can check here, Craigslist and other sites. Just be careful about any deal that is too good to be true. Do not send money hoping to get keys. This is a common scam. Best of luck.
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Wed Apr 10, 2013
Jim Olive answered:
Depends what your lease says. Depends how the deposit ($1900) compares with the monthly rent ($??). Depends who you're dealing with and their feelings about litigation. Technically, if the lease says you have to be out by the first to avoid incurring another month's rent, then you will be liable for the additional months rent, and rent minus $1900 is what you will owe them. If you fail or refuse to pay they can take you to court for the money and they can mar your credit with failure to pay. Your best bet is to get out by the first or work something out with them ahead of time. Offer to pay them a pro-rated rent for the 5 days in question, should be worth a WHOLE lot less than $1900... ... more
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