Can I be charged prorated rent and rent for the same month?
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Michigan puts out a very good pamphlet on landlord-tenant rights. https://www.legislature.mi.gov/Publications/tenantlandlord.pdf. You should review it in detail and pay attention to the timelines concerning moving out, the move out inspection and so forth. Your landlord appears to want to play hardball, so you need to be careful about all this stuff. You may also want to see if the University of Michigan law school has a clinic that deals with landlord-tenant cases. They may be interested and willing to get involved.
I am licensed to practice law in Michigan and Virginia and regularly handle cases of this sort. My answering your question does not establish an attorney-client relationship. You should consult a lawyer so you can tell the lawyer the entire situation and get legal advice that is precisely tailored to your case.
I would agree with you. They can’t get rent twice. Assuming august was paid and you stayed 13 days into September, you owe the 13 days and paid it online. They owe back the security deposit in full if there are no damages. I’d sue them in small claims court after one letter demanding the funds be returned.
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