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In most jurisdictions you have quite a bit of latitude in what you and your tenant agree to. Some people like monthly expenses to hit at a time other than the 1st because of the timing of their paychecks and/or other monthly expenses. I take it as a sign they might be living paycheck to paycheck which is not ideal, but up to you to decide if you're ...


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Presumably rent is paid monthly in advance? Then the first month's rent will be for 1 month + 10 days, and continue monthly thereafter.


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This is not legal advice. I am not a lawyer. That said, if your written lease says that you can stay in the apartment until the 20th, a verbal agreement that you'll vacate earlier is not binding unless your landlord offered some consideration in exchange for your agreement to alter the lease. Possibly, it's not binding even then unless the landlord actually ...


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Personally, I wouldn't do it. If they've already agreed that you don't need to pay the full amount, then paying them the extra, just so they can hold onto it and promise to pay it back later, does nothing but create potential risk for you. As long as you have something in writing (email is fine) where the two of you agree that you will move out earlier and ...


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Unless explicitly stated that they want ten days free, this usually means they want to make a first, smaller payment (they pay on the tenth of their first month for the first ten days), or they make a larger payment for the first month on the tenth of the next month that adds the ten days. After either of these options you then revert to a normal monthly ...


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Seems like he is asking for 10 days of courtesy habitation. Not necessarily. You can see it from different angles, and essentially, they match each other in the sum. As others suggested, you might want to charge them ⅓ of the monthly rent upfront. But then, you have to consider that in the last month they live there, they only have to pay ⅔ of the amount ...


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