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I am renting in Alabama. I had a lease of one year however I…

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I am renting in Alabama. I had a lease of one year however I am month to month. I gave a 30 day notice but my closing date on the purchase was moved a few days. The property manager stated I could stay but I have to pay for the full month, "our lease ends at the end of each month, even though I will be out on the 4th of the month. I checked my lease and it only requires a 30 day notice and states nothing about ending at the end of each month. Am I required to pay the full month and not be reimburse (prorated) for the days I was no longer living there?

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to an AL lawyer about this?

No. I just received the email from the property manager

Lawyer's Assistant: What steps have you taken so far?

Searching the Alabama laws and reaching out to you

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

No thank you

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Landlord-Tenant
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Lawyer: barristerinky, Attorney replied 2 months ago
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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney and will try my best to help with your situation. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I type out an answer or reply as I am an actual practicing attorney, not an employee of JustAnswer.

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There is nothing that would require the landlord to prorate any rent and refund it unless he was to re-rent the property during the month that you had already paid for..

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But realistically, if you are only going to be there a few days into the month, then you could just not pay the rent and the landlord has to give you a 7 day written notice to pay or vacate... Then you just make sure you are moved out within that 7 days and return the keys so he doesn't file an eviction case against you.

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thanks

Barrister

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
they have every right to keep all monies even though it is not in my lease?
Lawyer: barristerinky, Attorney replied 2 months ago

Keep what monies? The rent is presumably due on the 1st... in full. So you wouldn't be able to just pay for a few days if you are only going to be there for a few days.. If you paid the full rent, and then moved out, and they re-rented on the 10th, they would owe you a refund for the remaining 20 days as they can't double dip and receive 2X rent for that 20 days.

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Lawyer: barristerinky, Attorney replied 2 months ago

Hello again,

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I just wanted to touch base with you and check in.

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Did you have any further questions I can help with?

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Thanks much

Barrister

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