Return to the Apartment Living Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Moving out..question about last month rent

Posted by brnidgrl (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 20, 10 at 10:56

My lease is up the end of February and I am not renewing. When I moved into my apartment 11 years ago, I needed to pay last month's rent and a month security deposit (1st month was free). At the time, my rent was $595/month. Now my rent is $875/month. Do I need to pay the difference between what is was and what it is now when I leave in Feb?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Moving out..question about last month rent

Most likely, yes. But the only way to know for sure is to ask. Just call the landlord and ask what you need to do before you move out, and how much you will owe at that point. It's possible that they might take the difference out of your security deposit, but that's completely up to them.

That's also a good time to ask for a final walkthrough so that you can get them to sign off on the place that it doesn't need cleaning or repairs or anything else that they would take out of your security deposit. If they refuse to do the walkthrough, make sure you take pictures of the empty, clean, in good repair apartment before you leave. You don't want them making up charges to reduce the amount of your security deposit.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Apartment Living Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here