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Posted by Mark Smith on August 04, 1999 at 15:58:18:

In Reply to: real rent? security deposit? posted by Gene Portnoy on August 04, 1999 at 11:37:29:

Where do you live? Did you sign the lease? Is it a month-to-month lease? Try re-writing your question in a more intelligent form.

: I recently found a [sic] apartment that was listed at $1100.
: When I was ready to sign the lease the rent written down was 1452.64.
: And my security deposit is $1100.
: I also had to put down the first month's rent which is $1100.

: When I inquired why the rent on the lease is different form [sic] what I'm paying
: I was told that the landlord is doing it for tax perposes [sic] and that one I
: pay the $1100 for the first month's rent legally the landlord can just decided [sic]
: to change it.

: The question is if in the lease it say that I have to pay 1452.64 but my actually [sic]
: rent is $1100 am I automatically in default of my lease if I'm not pay the amount
: written on it?

: What are my right's [sic] here. Am I being royally screwed? Is there anything else I
: need to consider?

: please help.

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