Signing a lease

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japes
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Signing a lease

Postby japes » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:41 pm

What's standard practice for signing a lease when you're unsure of where you'll be living during the summer? I want to spend my summer out of state, and I'm fairly averse to subletting.

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Re: Signing a lease

Postby Pleasye » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:04 am

Get a 9-month lease or pay rent while you're not living there during the summer.

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Re: Signing a lease

Postby dr123 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:09 am

month to month ftw, I'd never sign anything other type of lease

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Re: Signing a lease

Postby Borhas » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:23 am

I would ask for 9 month lease + option to go month to month after that*

*This is not legal advice, I'm not a lawyer, just sharing what I would do (and have done) in your situation

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Re: Signing a lease

Postby holdencaulfield » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:34 am

dr123 wrote:month to month ftw, I'd never sign anything other type of lease



Why? Month to month is usually much more expensive; plus, the LL might decide to end the lease. You can commit to three years of law school but not a 12-month lease?

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Re: Signing a lease

Postby dr123 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:37 am

holdencaulfield wrote:
dr123 wrote:month to month ftw, I'd never sign anything other type of lease



Why? Month to month is usually much more expensive; plus, the LL might decide to end the lease. You can commit to three years of law school but not a 12-month lease?


Thats never been my experience. I just like to be able to move whenever I please

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Re: Signing a lease

Postby traffic.lawyer » Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:33 am

thanks bohras your suggestion was worked for me thanks alot for your suggestions.....

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Re: Signing a lease

Postby sarahh » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:04 pm

Keep in mind that if you go month to month, the landlord is probably not going to just let you leave your stuff in the apartment for the summer, not pay rent, and come back in the fall. You will probably have to move out in the spring, find a place to store your stuff for the summer, and find a new place in the fall.




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