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Re: Using security deposit as last months rent

Posted by TenantNet on March 25, 1998 at 00:39:03:

In Reply to: Using security deposit as last months rent posted by Steven on March 11, 1998 at 22:24:19:

: Our lease is unclear stating that
: "if house is unsold, the tenants may have the option of continuing to
: rent monthly...".

What's unclear about that?

: Since moving in, we have heard things about our
: landlords that lead us to believe that they will probably "find"
: reasons to keep our security deposit and since they live out of state,
: we won't have any recourse. We are considering using the security deposit
: toward the last months rent even though it says in the lease that we can't
: do this. We have never done this before and are worried about the
: potential risks. Do you have any advice for us? We would be most
: appreciative.

Many people do this and it puts the show on the other foot. Leave the
place clean with no damage, take photos and get witnesses so they can't
make spurious claims later.

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