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When you pay rent....

To an inlaw who does not reside with you, do you think it is ok to pay the rent in the month it is due in, or should you pay it on the 1st of the month?....Just a question to settle an arguement.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:56 PM on Jan. 21, 2013 in Relationships

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  • Before another month passes, set up a contract. Renting from family with no contract can lead to big problems.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 5:11 PM on Jan. 21, 2013

  • Doesn't matter who you are renting from, you need a rental agreement. Both parties need to agree on a due date and a late date. Without one I would say the first of the month and late on the fifth or the move in day and five days later is late.
    kmath

    Answer by kmath at 5:20 PM on Jan. 21, 2013

  • I would work out an agreement and stick to it.
    booklover545

    Answer by booklover545 at 5:38 PM on Jan. 21, 2013

  • You need a rental agreement. Then both parties need to stand by what they've signed. Rent should be due on the day someone moves in. If you move in on the 21st, rent should be considered due every 21st of the month after that unless both parties agree to prorate it.
    Ginger0104

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 5:50 PM on Jan. 21, 2013

  • If there's isn't a lease or any agreed upon legal paperwork, and since it is a relative, why not just ask the person what day of the month is their preference? A fair and family-friendly solution would be best. If it's someone that you don't care for or get along with, I'd say just do the best you can, then find somewhere else to live if there aren't any legal complications that are to be considered.
    jazz54

    Answer by jazz54 at 7:58 PM on Jan. 21, 2013

  • 1st of the month.
    Mom-2-3-Girlz

    Answer by Mom-2-3-Girlz at 10:33 PM on Jan. 21, 2013

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