we live in washington, but it's possible that we're moving back to our home state in the next few months. I'm trying to find out about giving notice and what's right and what we go by.
Our lease states that we have to give 20 days notice (a given) and that we're responsible for rent for those 20 days. On our little print out that we were given by the realtor (i guess a guide of laws or something for renters), it states that we're responsible for rent until the lease is up, BUT that the owner has to attempt to find someone else to rent the house to..in other words, the owners can't just leave us to pay for the rest of the lease and have to find someone to rent to, right? So, which do i go by?..what the print out says or what our lease says? Also about deposits..we put about 5,000 dollars down to get in to this house, which included "last months rent"..and there's hardly any damage to the house (a few scratches from a kitchen chair on the hardwood, and some dings on the banister from moving stuff in..and a water spot on the ceiling from where the bathtub or shower was leaking--but the owner's SIL came by and documented that), we paid a cleaning fee as part of the deposit too, so we should get our deposit back right? I've never pushed to get a deposit back from any other place that we rented because they were always so small that it was pointless, but this deposit was so big, that i feel like we need to try and get it back..but i have a feeling we won't bc the owner is a complete ass...oh, and the renter's thing states that the deposit cannot be used for repairs, that that's what the cleaning fee is for..so??
Asked by Anonymous at 11:00 PM on May. 18, 2011 in Home & Garden
Answer by emmyandlisa at 11:08 PM on May. 18, 2011
Answer by Momforhealth at 11:19 PM on May. 18, 2011
If you signed a lease, you are responsible to pay rent every month until that lease is up. If you vacate the house/apt before your lease is up and the owner (or you) cannot find someone to compensate for that loss by renting for the remainder of that time you had agreed upon, then it is your responsibility to pay for those months it sits empty. Make sure you read your contract. Also, the deposit is to be refunded unless they find that there is damage beyond what you acknowledged and signed in agreement upon when you did the walk through. Many times they can keep it because they're dicks and know that you can't afford or won't afford to take them to small claims.
Answer by 805doll at 11:23 PM on May. 18, 2011
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