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I have my rv in a Texas rv park and I have paid a month lot

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I have my rv in a Texas rv park and I have paid a month lot rental in advance but I have to leave before my month is up. I asked for my rental to be prorated and and for the remainder to be returned to me. They have told me they don't give refunds. Is that legal?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Landlord-Tenant
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 1 year ago.

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It can be legal, yes. It depends on what your lease agreement/contract says. Most of them state that you are committing to the location for the entire month and if you leave before that month is up then you still owe for the month.

If you sie and they 1) were full up and 2) rented the lot to someone else for the remainder of the month then you can get the money back. That only works if they were full up and your leaving meant they rented a space they would normally have. If they had other spots open then you can't recover under this theory because they would have rented another spot to them if you were still there.

Some contract expressly state that if you leave hen they owe you a pro-rated refund but most don't state that.

You can also sue if 1) the lease can be for less than a month there, and 2) there are no signs or anything else (like your contract) telling you that there are no refunds.