Breaking Lease Early or Staying Past Lease Expiration
If I have to break my apartment lease early, do I get my security deposit back?
In the event that the lease is being broken early (before the lease expiration date), the security deposited is forfeited. Further, tenant is responsible for paying rent through the end of their lease expiration.
If I stay past my lease expiration date, do I get my security deposit back?
In the event that a tenant stays past lease expiration, they owe a full month of rent for the following month and lose their security deposit.
See move out process on how to properly vacate – Please note, apartments are not considered fully vacated until the keys are returned to the Superintendent or Bell Realty. This should occur on the day or prior to the day of lease expiration.
All move-out procedures should be followed.