Posted by Anna on June 19, 2000 at 20:52:38:
In Reply to: Backing out of verbal rental agreement after making deposit posted by sophy on June 19, 2000 at 17:37:36:
: Hi Folks- Any feedback on this situation would be most appreciated!
: My partner and i have verbally agreed to renting an apartment in Providence, RI.
Since they have not given you a lease, you might be able to back out. Then again, verbal month-to-month leases are valid. Here in NY, leases for more than one year (or is it one year and more?) MUST be written; something to do with frauds in contracts, not with landlord-tenant laws specifically.
Start your research here:
THE RHODE ISLAND LANDLORD-TENANT HANDBOOK
Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights
10 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903-3768
For the actual laws, if you're that adventuresome:
Rhode Island CHAPTER 34-18
Residential Landlord and Tenant Act
Also: try the Providence website: might find a local reference.
And be a dear: post the answer when you find it!
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