Rockville, MD asked in Landlord - Tenant for District of Columbia

Q: Hello, I live in Washington, DC and my lease expires at the end of January. Can I prorate for if I stay past 1/31/17?

My new place will not let me move in until February 1. Can I prorate a few days rent. My landlord is trying to may me pay for the full month of February. Is this legal?

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Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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A: It depends on the terms of your lease. Some leases require 30 days notice and require that any move-out date occur on the first of the month. You can try negotiating through counsel with your landlord re: pro-ration. An attorney should review your lease. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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