Getting out of my apt and rent?
October 2, 2006 4:32 PM Subscribe
Landlord fun: am I completely screwed?
posted by selfnoise to work & money (15 answers total)
So I found a new apartment I like today (October 2nd). Gave my verbal agreement to rent it starting in November. Called my old landlord... according to the terms of my lease (which is lapsed and on month-to-month) I had to give notice "at the end of a succesive term by giving 30 days written notice, in advance". Since I did not do this, he wants October AND November's rent, and won't accept the security deposit for either. I can't see a way to pay 2 months of rent on this place AND a month plus a month's-rent-of-security deposit on the new place. Am I totally screwed? Do I have any recourse? This is in Maine, btw... looking at the Maine renter's laws it doesn't look too good.