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Here is my situation. I recently signed a lease and wrote a check for a deposit. It's been cashed. After showing the apartment to my boyfriend and mother, they informed me that this is obviously a slum-lord and no way can I move in there. I guess I'm really naive about these things. Expensive lesson! Anyway, is there any way I can get my deposit back and get out of the lease? Here are some details. It's in Joliet, IL and has only one exit/entrance. With lots of exposed wiring on the enclosed porch, it could be a potential fire hazard and my mom said she smelled mold. Add to this that I am a young, femalYou need to CHECK the state laws. In some states there is a deposit & rent refund loophole when you never actually take possession of the unit.

HOWEVER-if you actually have the keys-that is possession in most states-so you need to really research this.

You could be responsible for rent up until another tenant is found as well as advertising and leasing fees.
e and it's apparently not in the best neighborhood! Any advice? Thanks for your time!

 

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You need to CHECK the state laws. In some states there is a deposit & rent refund loophole when you never actually take possession of the unit.

HOWEVER-if you actually have the keys-that is possession in most states-so you need to really research this.

You could be responsible for rent up until another tenant is found as well as advertising and leasing fees.

 

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I moved into my house last year gave the landlord a year of rent, and told him there were somethings worng with the house, he said he would fix them, but he hasn't yet. I believe that there is meldew in the bathroom, and I know that stuff isn't good for my kids. There is some other stuff wrong with the house. What should I do? Please help.

 

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Document everything. If the landlord doesn't respond-get the health department involved.

 

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When only and how long is the landlord allowed to keep your rental deposit if there is no real damage done to the property? This is in the city of Winston-salem, North Carolina.

 

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Usually not longer than 30 days-sometimes less. You'd have to go to the state website and look up the code to be sure exactly. And in many states they have to give you receipts for whatever they use, carpet cleaning, etc.

 

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when i renewed my lease last yr. it was signed on the 12th of the month.i am not renewing,I want to vacate at the end of the month, but was told by mgmt. company that if i did that then i would be violating the lease agreement. They want me to pay the 12days that would be left on my lease other wise they are going to turn me into eviction. Can they do this, I live in Florida.My rent it due on the 1st of each month. so how can i be charged monies if my lease term is from the 12th to the 12. Can anyone answer this

 

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Posted on Tuesday, April 04, 2006 - 12:51 pm:   

 


It's prorated rent. If your lease states that the end date is the 12th-then although you're certainly welcome to move out at the end of the month-you still owe the last 12 days of rent.

Although-to be perfectly honest-the cost of going to court and getting an eviction judgement will usually not be worth it for 12 days rent. Most likely your mgt company will actually just deduct it out of your deposit.

 

 

 

 

 


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