Newport, RI asked in Landlord - Tenant for Rhode Island

Q: Are tenants required to pay the rent until the end of their lease?

My tenants moved out 4 months before the end of their lease. I am wondering if they are obligated to pay until the end of the lease

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1 Lawyer Answer

Neville Bedford

Answered
  • East Providence, RI
  • Licensed in Rhode Island

A: Review the lease agreement, you prepared with the help of your attorney, to discern if it is worth investing in the necessary litigation to force them to fulfill their contractual obligations. If you have found a successor tenant, be sure to use a written lease, and let your attorney know that the unit is now occupied.

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