Broken Lease

What is a broken Lease?  If you left a balance owed to an apartment complex, most apartments will count that as a broken lease.   Some renters may have this on their credit report and are not aware.  The following are five of the most common ways renters get a broken lease.

  • The first is the rent was not paid and the apartment was vacated before your agreement was completed.  It is important to fullfill your lease agreement so the previous landlord can provide a positive rental reference.
  • Another way is you did not give proper notice to the apartment.  Most San Antonio apartments require a 30 to 60 day notice. If you don’t do that they may put that on your rental history.  Keep in mind notices have to be given in writing.
  • Another way is the notice was not given in writing.  You need need to give written notice and ask for a copy that they received it.  Sometimes we tell the leasing agent and we thinks that’s good enough.  Many things can change in 30 days.  The leasing agent may get transferred, promoted, or just forget.  Write your notice and be sure you won’t have any problems.
  • The fourth way is to not clean the apartment to their standards.  Sometimes we are in a rush and we forget items or forget to clean certain parts of the apartments.  One suggestion is to ask one of the leasing consultants to walk your apartment a few days before you leave.   This way if the leasing consultant has any suggestions, you can do what she says.  If you decide not to follow the advice at least you know where you fell short if there are any fees added to your final bill.
  • The last one I will discuss is not leaving a forwarding address.  If there balance that is not paid, you may get an unexpected surprise.  This is the broken lease that is the easiest to deal with, but many renters are upset because they were not not aware this debt was on their rental history.

What do I do if I owe my apartment money?

If you owe funds to an apartment complex, it is important to get the debt paid. Also, keep the documentation and save it in your computer and a couple of other places just in case.

In San Antonio, Texas most apartments will run a credit check.  If you did not fulfill your lease term, or you owe a property money it may be a bit challenging to find an apartment on your own.  If you owe a property money, some apartments may ask for a risk fee, additional security deposit.  Some security deposits could be equal to one month’s rent depending on how long ago it was and the apartment complexes policies. So avoid broken leases.

So if you feel you may have bad credit or a low credit score, Bucks to Move Apartment locating can help you with your San Antonio apartment search.  We have an inventory of  apartments that offer a second chance to tenants who have had credit challenges.  All San Antonio apartments have different policies and everyone’s situation is unique.  If you owe an apartment complex money, you will want to meet with one of our apartment finders.

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