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Do we still have to pay her?

Right now we are renting a house, but also looking for a house to buy , and I think we found it.

Anyways I am unsure how many months we would haev to pay her rent, like say if we told her May 1st we were moving and were out by the end of the month...we would not have to pay for June ( right?) ....what if we told her in the middle of May but was still out by the end of May, would we then have to pay for June?

We have no lease and didnt sign any papers when we moved in, just gave her a deposit and 1st months rent. ( we do have recipts though)

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Asked by Anonymous at 3:46 PM on Apr. 20, 2010 in Just for Fun

Answers (11)
  • You pay only for the month (or part of it) you are in the house but make sure everything is out by the first day of the new month

    Answer by admckenzie at 3:48 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • If you are month to month then you have to give 30 days written notice

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:48 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • It completely depends on two things, 1 what was your verbal agreement? and 2 what state do you live in? Some states have certain laws that apply to renters so landlords aren't shafted. (and vice versa)

    Answer by finallyamom40 at 3:52 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • If you move out in the middle of the month it would be prorated and you would only pay for the days that you lived there.

    Answer by SaraP1989 at 3:52 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • I think you need to pay for the months you are there-- example rent for the month of may..... if you move out may 15th, you pay for may as you had property there in may. You move out the last day of April and have everything out of the place, then you don't pay for may. You should also give a 30 day notice, and ideally you should make sure to have all of your property out by the date you agree on, and make sure the place is clean (that way you can get any security deposit back if you gave one).

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:53 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • if there was no lease, that usually means you rent on a month to month basis, unless there was a verbal agreement that stated otherwise. generally, that means that if you are going to be using the house for any time during said month, you should pay a full months rent. however, if you talk to your landlord about your plans, the two of you can reach a better agreement. just be considerate of her situation. if you give her a heads up about the move, she will have time to find another tenant. and if she has another tenant lined up, it will probably save you from paying a full months rent for a two week stay.


    Answer by bestmommyeber at 3:53 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • Why would you pay for June if you're not going to live there in June? With no written agreement, just tell them when you'll be out, and then go.

    Answer by Pnukey at 4:04 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • Give a 30-day written notice at the end of April, and be moved out by the end of May and you don't have to pay for June. Leave the place clean, damage free and remove all trash and you should be able to get your deposit back in full. Since you don't have a written agreement, talk with your landlords and give them the heads-up and see what they are expecting of you as far as notices and discuss your deposit as well.

    Answer by geminisummerz at 4:12 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • You may need to give her 30 days notice. If you are fairly certain you've found a house and will be moving before the end of May then let her know by May 1st. If it's still tentative at that point I would still tell her your plan so she can start making arrangements to find another renter. I don't know what the legal requirements would be, but if you know it is only fair that you let her know too.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:22 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

  • Always give a 30 day notice when there is no wriiten lease.

    Answer by JeanetteRene at 5:18 PM on Apr. 20, 2010

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