I was moving out my apartment and gave the rental property a 30 day notice, and a few days later I received a letter in the mail stating that I have to move out before the notice date or I will have to pay that months rent. So I moved out three days before and when I got my deposit check they only gave me half and told me even though I moved out before the 30 day notice since I didn't move out on the first of the month I still have to pay rent, so they only gave me half of my deposit back. Is there anyway that I could get the rest of my money back considering in the letter they sent stated that if I didn't move out before the notice Date I would have to pay rent but I did move out and turn in my key days before my 30 days was up? I was due to move on the 8th of the month and turned my key in on the 5th.
It depends upon how your lease was written. Typically, 30 days is interpreted to be a full calendar month, so if you give notice on the 8th, it's not effective until the next month. You can certainly argue that they are not entitled to 15 days' rent when you were only there for five days of the month. I assume you gave them written notice of your new address since you got some money back. Also, check to see if they explained that they only withheld the portion of the deposit for rent and not for anything else, like damages to the premises.
This is not legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship. If you need definitive answers, you will have to engage in a face-to-face consultation with a licensed attorney.
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