Donna Kirk Seyle’s Answers

Donna Kirk Seyle

Santa Cruz Real Estate Attorney.

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  1. Do you have to pay rent if you are moving out and gave notice?

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Donna Kirk Seyle
    1 lawyer answer

    A lease for a specific term does require you to pay to the end of the lease, whether you move out before that time or not. If the landlord has a new tenant who moves in before the end of the lease, then you would only be responsible to pay your pro-rata share of November's rent. The landlord has a duty to take reasonable steps to obtain a new tenant. Also, it depends on whether or not you paid last month's rent in addition to first month's rent when you rented the house. If you did, then...

  2. Possible Real Estate Fraud Case

    Answered over 5 years ago.

    1. Thomas Daniel Kearns
    2. Donna Kirk Seyle
    2 lawyer answers

    Did you receive a copy of the lease and a Tenant Estoppel Certificate related to this tenant? These documents should have been provided during escrow. Your claims and remedies depend upon the kind of lease, duration of lease, notice reqirements and many other factors, in addition to an potential fraud claims. You could have several varying claims, with different remedies, in this scenario.