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Can they take it out of my security?

Anonymous
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So this was my second time signing a lease for the same place.  I signed the second one last year, July 2016, and it expires this July 2017.  However I want to end the lease early.  My landlord said there would be a fee but since I plan on leaving in April or May, close to the end, that it would be reasonable since I've also been a good tenant.  When I moved in I gave them first month, last month, and security.  Can I tell the landlord to take the fee out of my security?

Posted by Anonymous on Jan. 18, 2017 at 11:14 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 18, 2017 at 11:16 AM

bump

Handsup4
by Silver Member on Jan. 18, 2017 at 11:17 AM
Depends on what state you live in if that's legal.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jan. 18, 2017 at 11:19 AM
Yes unless you prove they rented right away and you don't leave a mess.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 18, 2017 at 11:30 AM

NY

Quoting Handsup4: Depends on what state you live in if that's legal.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jan. 18, 2017 at 11:32 AM
Depends on what the lease says. Some state unpaid rent or termination fees are not deducted from security.
Spare.Time
by Emerald Member on Jan. 18, 2017 at 11:32 AM

I would guess he would take it out of your security deposit.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Jan. 18, 2017 at 11:33 AM

It doesn't work like that here. At least in my experience. Security is for repairs and things like that only. Usually the fee to get out of a lease early will be way more than a security deposit. Maybe it's different where you are though. Good luck! 

Handsup4
by Silver Member on Jan. 18, 2017 at 11:35 AM
Just google uses for security deposit in NY and you will have your answer. I'm guessing it can't legally be used for that fee in NY. They are kind of strict.

Quoting Anonymous 1:

NY

Quoting Handsup4: Depends on what state you live in if that's legal.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jan. 18, 2017 at 11:38 AM
I doubt it. The security is to help pay for damage done to the home
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jan. 18, 2017 at 11:40 AM

So if I end early, pay the fee BUT leave the place clean and the way I moved in they can still keep my security?

Quoting Handsup4: Just google uses for security deposit in NY and you will have your answer. I'm guessing it can't legally be used for that fee in NY. They are kind of strict.
Quoting Anonymous 1:

NY

Quoting Handsup4: Depends on what state you live in if that's legal.



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