Q: i lived in an apt complex for 5 years. NEVER paid a late fee!!!!!no problems at all. mt lease was up april 30,2020. i h
i couldnt get help to move at that time because of virus closures. i couldnt turn key in till june 6 they are saying i have to pay my deposit back and charging me a mth rent during the initial out break. how can they charge me 800.00
A: If I understand the question, you resided in an apartment until June 6 but your lease ended on April 30. That means you 'held over' a little over a month.
Therefore, you owe a little over a month in extra rent on a 'month to month' basis (look at your lease, I bet it has a 'hold over' clause and even without an explicit 'hold over clause that would be the case).
Was your rent $800? Is there a provision about holding over that increases the rent? What was your security deposit? Are they simply taking that last month's rent from the deposit? That would be allowed provided the landlord follows all the rest of the rules. Without specific details (which would be inappropriate in a public forum like this) it is impossible to say for sure, but your situation doesn't SOUND like it is inappropriate. If you still have questions, you should consult with a local landlord/tenant attorney.
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