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Renter’s Rights: What You Need to Know

By Relocation.com
More often than not, landlords have issues when apartment renters are not performing their responsibilities as tenants and if they do not abide with the contract. This may include using the property for unauthorized basis, paying the rent late and other problems created by renters. There are laws that can protect the landlords and there are also laws governing the renter’s responsibilities and rights. Check out some information regarding the renter’s responsibilities and rights before moving.

Learning how to vacate your residence or apartment for moving day is an easy task. On the other hand, completing all the formalities takes a lot of time and effort. Read this article and learn the things you need to know before vacating your residence or apartment. If you’ve ever rented an apartment, you should know, while vacating an apartment before the rent agreement ends, you are expected to give the landlord a notice of plan to vacate. You may have to give a month’s notice, if you will vacate the apartment before the expiry date of the agreement.

The landlord cannot force you to leave the apartment without terminating the rental. This means he or she has to give you an adequate printed notice, in a particular form and way. If you do not move after the printed notice or you did not pay the rent the landlord can evict or file a lawsuit. It is sometimes called an unlawful detainer. In order for the landlord to win, he must prove and justify that you did something wrong to end the rental. Every state has its own procedures on how to terminate a renter. They have different types of eviction papers and termination notices that must be delivered and printed to you. Landlords should follow the state procedures and rules exactly.

Even though terms may vary, somehow states have basic types of termination notices. If you lease or violated the agreement of your rental in other way, you might receive a termination notice. These are termination notice for cause. If you do not pay the rent you will receive a quit or pay rent notices. These notices will give you a small number of days to move out or pay. If you violated a condition and term of the rental agreement like a promise to refrain or avoid from making unnecessary noise or no pets allowed you will receive a cure notice.

Typically, will be given enough time to cure or correct your violation. But if you have violated a rental agreement or an important lease repeatedly, the premises was damaged seriously, you engage in a a serious illegal action like drug dealing in the apartment or premises and been late with the rental’s payment more than the allotted time given, you will receive a quit unconditional notice which is the hardest among other notices. You have to vacate the apartment with no chance to correct your lease, to pay or no rental agreement. If you do not want to receive any of those notices, be a good renter or tenant for you to live peacefully.

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