Settlement.org logo

Register
Lost password
 

HomeLandlord and Tenant Information and Issues

Landlord/tenant rights, dealing with problems, where to get help...

Landlord Holding Last Month's Rent 

SanDEE
SanDEE
Posts: 1


Posted On: 5/25/2018
SanDEE
SanDEE
Posts: 1
Hello,

I signed a lease with two other tenants on a 2 bedroom apartment, from June 2017-May 2018, one year.

I decided to move out once the lease ends at the end of May, and I gave my 60 days notice in March, to prevent the lease from rolling over into another year.
I met with the landlords and signed papers to remove myself from the lease on time.

My two roommates decided to stay, and they later met with the landlord to start a new lease for June 2018. The landlord sent a letter saying that their application was waiting for approval. A few days later they found out they were approved and a new lease was written with each paying half the months rent.

I contacted the landlord to get my last months rent deposit back, and they told me that I need to collect this from my roommates. The thing is, my roommates did not get their deposit back either because they are staying and have a new lease. The landlord,and my roommates both say that I can get my deposit back when all three roommates move out which may not be for years. I have read that last months rent is not a damage deposit, so if there are damages, those are dealt with at a later time, not using the last months rent.


I don't see why they are holding my last months rent when the lease ended at the agreed upon time, and I have met the terms of the contract, paying all my rent every month on time.


I am grateful for any advice.

Thanks:)
link
Moderator
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2670


Posted On: 6/5/2018
Moderator
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 2670
Hello Sandee,

Thank you for sharing your situation and question with us.

We can appreciate that you would be very concerned about this situation.

It is best that you contact the nearest Community Legal Clinic for some advice regarding what your options are in this type of situation.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let us know if you have further questions and if there is any follow up to your question/situation.
=====
Anna
Settlement.Org Content and Information/Referral Specialist, CIRS
Settlement.Org
link