What can the landlord charge me if I failed to have my things removed by the end of the month?

Asked on July 16, 2012 under Real Estate Law, North Dakota


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

He could seek to charge you the pro rata rent for the time you "hold over"--i.e. the additional time until you remove your belongings and surrender possession. So say you pay $1,000/month rent, and it takes you an extra week to remove your belongings--he could charge you $250.

Alternately, if he is forced to move and store them so he can re-rent, he could charge you those costs.

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