I'm moving out, new tenants want to move in early, should they pay?
March 10, 2014 11:01 AM Subscribe
New tenants want to move in 3 days early and don't want to pay for the extra days.
posted by althanis to Human Relations (42 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm moving out of my current place to live with my girlfriend and to secure our new place, we had to rent it one month in advance, so we are effectively renting two places for two weeks (I'll be using the first two weeks in March to pack up stuff and move).
By March 16th, I will have moved everything out of my current place, but I asked the landlord if they would refund me the rent for the last two weeks, and they said no. That's not a problem, I figured asking isn't a big deal. The new tenants know that I'll be out by March 16.
March 31 is a Monday, and the landlord gave the new tenants my email address and they emailed asking if they could move in on Saturday March 29. I thought that's fine, I'll give them a break.
Next, they emailed me directly again saying they had an issue come up, and they'd like to move in on March 24th, but their financial position does not allow them to pay me for the extra days they'll be here.
I replied and said that a couple days early is okay, but if they'd like to move in an entire week early, they would have to pay for that week. If they'd like to move in anytime before Saturday March 29, they would have to pay for all of the days in March they would like to be there.
Now they've emailed saying they'd like to move in on Friday March 28, and how much would the prorated amount be for that one day. I feel that they're really pushing the envelope here and are starting to abuse my good nature. I clearly said anytime before Saturday and they should pay for all the days, not just the days before Saturday.
1. Am I being a dick trying to nickle and dime these people? I feel I've paid for the place, I'm allowed to keep it occupied or empty until the very last day.
2. Should I charge them?
3. Should I charge them for the single day, or for all 4 days (Friday through Monday)?
The landlord is being CC'd on all this and has had no input. Supposedly the landlords are friends with the new tenants.
At this point in time I feel frustrated and just want to say "forget everything, I'll be out on the 31st, feel free to move in anytime after that."