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I'm currently in the process of signing an apartment lease. As I was going through the terms, I noticed this:

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In addition to my "Rent Due Monthly" there is a listed "Month to Month fee". Now, my confusion lies in the lack of clarity as to whether this is only applicable if I renew on a monthly basis at the end of my 12-month lease. Is this typically the case?

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    Have you asked your landlord for clarification? – Michael Aug 6 '17 at 19:49
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    One possibility: you are "month-to-month" until the beginning of September, at which point the "real" 12-month lease kicks in for 9/1/2017 through 8/31/2018. (Yes, it sounds stupid, and I would be annoyed if this actually were the case.) – chepner Aug 6 '17 at 20:42
  • Is there any other place in the lease that mentions when you would pay the month-to-month fee? – Adrian Aug 8 '17 at 21:56
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You don't say where you are located, but in MN where I'm at, the boiler plate rental agreement that a lot of people use or use a modified version of, contains language that makes the lease turn into a month to month at the end of the specified term if it is not renewed or cancelled. Look for such a passage in your agreement to see if it's the case, and there they might refer to this fee.

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