Black People : Rent Problems

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  1. Adisa Hendrix

    Adisa Hendrix Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I am in the process of trying to move... but I was wondering if I can pay rent off contract?

    We don't have enough savings to go to a hotel because we have to wait a couple of months for our contract to clear.

    It's cheaper to be around here than to spend money we can't afford.

    I'm renting an apartment, not a house... so I would think I have MORE rights to pay, especially considering we've been here for over 1.5 years.

    My plans is to go on and pay anyway off-contract, but I pay as quoted.
     
  2. Adisa Hendrix

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    Does anyone else have this as an issue?
     
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    To speak honestly, I think you should re-state the problem and make it a little more clear. I tried, but could not figure out exactly what you are up against, or the particular remedy sought.

    I do feel, if you make it plain, more responses will come.

    I could be wrong, and have been wrong in the past; but in no way am I intending to offend ... my apologies in advance.


     
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    Kadijah Banned MEMBER

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    Off contract. Do you mean live (and pay) month to month, without a lease? :10500:
     
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    :hello: Adisa Hendrix ... :wave:

    I'm not sure that i understand your question fully, but i'll take a shot at answering anyway ... :nails:

    Now, i'm no attorney or rental expert, but i'd think you're probably good where you are, till they ask you to leave.

    If no one has asked you to leave, and you're continuing to pay your rent on time, all should be well.

    If i understand your "contract" talk, i take it you mean a lease, and that it has run its course?

    Well, after that ... if no mistake ... you automatically go to a "month to month" kind of agreement.

    If the landlord wants you out, they will tell you that ... you won't have to wonder about it ... and they should give you at least 30 days notice ... so ... if they haven't said anything yet (like 'get out') ... you should be good for at least 30 days, and even more ... as they'll probably be happy with you remaining as long as you pay your rent on time.

    Again ... i'm no expert ... but you should be good.

    You might even wanna talk to them about it ... your landlord ... as a 1.5 year relationship should count for something.

    Much Love and Peace.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    Thank you so much for your advice!

    My husband and myself are so happy for it. :)
     
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    You're so very welcome! :)

    If you're trying to move because your lease time ended ... you may not have to move at all !!!

    Most landlords only want their rent payment ... and if you've been giving that ... they problee want you forever! ... :)

    You don't have to AUTOMATICALLY move because a lease expires ... and you don't necessarily have to sign a new one.

    It all depends on what agreement you have with your landlord ... and your old 'contract' ... probably has this in it ... speaking to the time when the contract / lease ends.

    Anywho ... you should not have to be worried too much ... notice should be given before leaving ... you to them, and them to you ... usually 30 days prior. You give them 30 days so they can prepare to re-rent the property, and they must give you 30 days so you can have time to find a new place.

    Again ... i'm no attorney ... but talk to your landlord ... they'll probably be happy to re-sign you ... or work with you ... :)

    Much Love and Peace.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    Your advice means everything to me.

    My husband is still a little stressed, but this should help sooth our concerns.
     
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    awwww ... bless your heart ... i'm glad i could help.

    yeah ... it's pretty straightforward stuff ... laws to protect both sides

    if no one has told yall to leave your home ... you're way good ... cause they'll do that first

    you'll know if they want you gone ... so if they've not said anything ... no need to worry

    just pay your rent ... and keep living ... :love:

    much much love and peace

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    Since it seems you WERE talking about a month-to-month rental, should you decide to move, be sure to move on the last day of the month you've already paid rent for. If you move during the first week of the next month - even if you only stay there 3 or 4 extra days, you WILL BE charged rent for the "entire" month!
     
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