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    Aug 3, 2013, 06:53 AM
    Prorating rent
    I moved to PA and I couldn't move into my house until the 12th of the month cause the landlord wasn't done with it and she won't prorate the rent can she do that or is there a law for this?
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    Aug 3, 2013, 07:20 AM
    Were you able to move your belongings in? Is there a lease?
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    Aug 3, 2013, 07:24 AM
    Wasn't able to move anything in until the 12th and there is a lease
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    Aug 3, 2013, 07:38 AM
    What is the effective date of the lease? It should not take effect until you could take possession.
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    Aug 3, 2013, 07:58 AM
    Unless the lease specifies that you cannot move in until the 12th but you will pay the full months rent anyway, I would only pay the pro-rated portion. If they have a problem with that, let them sue you. I suspect the court will agree.
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    Aug 3, 2013, 09:29 AM
    I would negotiate - unless you want to start your tenancy with very bad feelings and possibly an eviction.

    What does the landlord say about rent paid/no occupancy?

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