broken lease agreement by both side involved, who pays?
On the lease it states that lawncare and poolcare will be provided and basic cable: the lawn gets mowed once a month, not acceptable according to the home owners association. the pool was never cleaned, ever. and the cable tv hookup was not a legal hookup according to the cable company, they had no record of cable tv at that address. The lease was entered into on sept 15 2001 for one year. I was paying 1350 on the 15 of the month. However, the rent was due on the first. So, I was late every month. There is no late fee’s accessed in the contract.
I am moving out and the landlord says i must pay him the rest of the years monthly lease because i am moving out on January30. I have not paid januarys rent because it is obvious he will keep my deposit and i need the money to get a new place.
Please advise if i should pay the last months rent or prepare for legal counsel.