Frequently asked questions by renters.
The reletting charge is a fee, which is not to exceed 85% of one month’s rent. It can be charged if you: a) fail to give written move-out notice as required b) move out without the manager’s written approval and without paying rent in full for the entire lease contract c) move out at the manager’s demand because of your default or d) are judicially evicted. The reletting charge is not a cancellation fee and does not release you from obligations under the lease contract.
If you’ll be sharing the rent with a roommate, make sure you both understand your responsibilities. If you both sign the lease, each of you will be responsible for the full amount of the rent if the other does not pay. If your roommate moves out before the end of the lease, you’ll still be responsible for all the rent. If you need to find another roommate to help with expenses, your new roommate will need to be approved by the property owner, and you may need to sign a new lease or a lease addendum.
It is a state law that a resident cannot withhold rent for non-repair. The owner has a right to evict for non-payment of rent.