I can’t find my lease, but I remember that it said I only had to pay rent for when we are here…. We’ve been on vacation for a week, so i’ll just pro-rate this months rent! While some things only require you to pay for what you use, rent is not one of them. It is important to understand the terms of your lease agreement prior to signing it. Once it is signed you are legally obligated to those terms.
The tree in the front yard aggravates my allergies… I refuse to pay until you have it removed! The tree was a HUGE 40 year old cottonwood tree!
My company went bankrupt so i’m going to be late on rent…..
“It’s not MY fault that YOU have a mortgage!” It is a fairly common belief that owners of a rental properties have a lot of money, the reality is that most do have mortgages that have to be paid. Mortgage companies don’t except the excuse of, “my tenant didn’t pay rent this month” as a valid reason why they didn’t get the payment. Unfortunately, the end result of not paying the mortgage is a foreclosure and then both the tenant and the owner suffer.
I’ve decided that I want to pay rent at the end of each month. So you’ll get your money on the 30th! In this situation the lease prevails. If the rent is due on the first, it can not be changed without the agreement of everyone (tenants & management/owners).
I know I didn’t ask if it was ok to get a dog, but I did anyways. What do you mean I can’t keep him…. he’s family! When someone decides to rent out a property they have the right to choose if they would like to allow pets. Simply getting a pet does not mean that you will be allowed to keep it. Talk with your manager BEFORE you bring a pet on to the property to avoid legal consequences.
I didn’t know I had to give notice when I moved out? This excuse has been used over and over throughout the history of rental properties across the world. The important thing to note, for both tenant and landlord/manager, is that you are legally bound by the contract that you sign. In the state of Utah, the rental contract spells out the amount of notice that must be given by the tenant and/or management, and is enforceable from the moment it is signed. Not thoroughly reading your lease agreement does not exempt you from paying rent.
Sorry, I can’t pay my rent this month because infertility treatments are REALLY expensive and I REALLY want another baby! * Permission was given to post this comment from the tenant who stated it. We hope that it can be used as a teaching moment to show that even though a reason may feel like the most important excuse in the world, it is still breaking the terms of a lease agreement.
I want to apply for the rental but won’t have the application fee till for another week or two. But I ‘totally’ want the home…. Will you hold it for me?
I have to go to a funeral next week, so I just don’t have time to come by to pay the rent. I’ll have to pay it when I get back in town. While we fully understand that it is hard to lose someone, there are luckily multiple different ways to pay rent now that don’t require you to physically come into the office.