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Old 07-28-2010, 09:24 AM
 
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I am going to brake my lease to move to another apartment after August 31. I already sent one month notice letter to the Landlord. The Landlord explained to me that I will lost my security deposit ( not problem with that since, I am breaking the lease). My question:

Do I still have to pay the month of August? Live in NYC

Thanks
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Columbus, OH
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If you're living there through August 31 ... then yes, you should be paying for August rent.
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Old 07-28-2010, 09:58 AM
 
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Can you legally lose your security deposit for breaking the lease? I thought that was for paying to fix damages to the property?
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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Can you legally lose your security deposit for breaking the lease? I thought that was for paying to fix damages to the property?
No. The security deposit is exactly that, a security deposit to cover any damages or breakages incurred during the tenancy. In most jurisdictions the landlord has 30 days in which to return the security deposit less any documented and receipted deductions.

The LL may have agreed to accept the security as the last month's rent payment but this should be clearly stated in writing and with the caveat that no reimbursement for damages will be sought after quit. Not a good way to do business.
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Old 07-28-2010, 11:30 AM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Read your lease, you can loose security deposit for early termnation, depending on landlord/tenant state laws.

http://www.ehow.com/how_5024829_term...ase-early.html
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Old 07-28-2010, 01:43 PM
 
Location: St Thomas, US Virgin Islands
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With all due respect, Virgode, the link you posted is quite clear when stating that state landlord/tenant laws supersede clauses written into landlord tenant agreements (and contracts in general). Rather than direct the OP to such an abstract site, best to simply suggest a Google search to, "(your state) landlord/tenant laws". Makes things simpler. Cheers!
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Old 07-28-2010, 02:39 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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Since it was a general question and not for any particular poster, I found the link posted earlier.

First, you will want to know what the Landlord Tenant laws of your state say about causes for, and consequences of, early termination of a residential lease. This step is important because, no matter what your lease says, if it conflicts with the Landlord Tenant laws of your state, the law governs the situation. You can find the Landlord Tenant law online through your state website.

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Old 07-30-2010, 03:38 AM
 
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in most states the security deposit is security against a breech of the terms of the lease....
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