Antonio asked in TravelAir Travel · 4 months ago

tenant whants to leave on the 15should he get back half. Of security?

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  • L
    Lv 5
    4 months ago

    What has this got to do with Air Travel?

  • 4 months ago

    There is a little-known law that states a tenant must receive the FULL amount back if the landlord is illiterate.

  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    This isn't an air travel question.  Please move it to the rental and real estate section if you want good answers.

    How much of his security deposit he gets back depends on the terms of the lease.  That's two weeks from now.  If he only has to give two weeks notice, then he should get it all back, minus any damages.

  • Anonymous
    4 months ago

    Tell him you'll see his *** in court. 

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  • 4 months ago

    Your state or local laws may vary, but generally and legally, the security deposit is for cleaning and damages.  It is not for rent.  

    In most states, legally the tenant must give 30 days notice (assuming they are paying monthly).  That notice is for a calendar month*.  Thus if they give notice on May 3, they legally owe rent until June 30.  If they gave notice on April 30, then they only pay through May 31.  Again, this is what you legally could hold them to which would stand up in court.

    As a landlord, however, you don't have to hold them that and can not charge them for the remaining 15 days if that is what you desire.  It may be beneficial to you to get them out for personal reasons or to get another tenant in quickly.  So what you *should* do is up to you.  What you *legally can do* is charge them rent through the end of the 30 day notice period and deal with security deposit separately (based solely on cleaning and damages.)

    * California is unique in that 30 days notice is 30 days; not a calendar month.  Notice on May 3 means they only have to pay until June 2, for example.

  • 4 months ago

    Leaving early has nothing to do with the security deposit. The place is left in good order or it is not.

    RENT is a separate issue. Both signed a contract. There should be a clause for their agreed payment for leaving early with notice.

    There is no law specifying what portion of rent you must pay. The security deposit is just for covering damages repairs needed not covering rent payment.

    Landlord does not have to give a discount if you leave early. If the the lease allows for it it can happen it is up to the the renter and landlord to NEGOTIATE something different from their  lease agreement.

  • Robert
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    If he leaves the premises in good to pristine condition he should get all of the security.  His rent should be prorated as per the lease agreement.  If he gave proper notice he pays only til the day he leaves and not til the end of the month.

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