Is it legal for my landlord to ask me pay the rent when the date the unit is available rather than the date I moved to my apartment? 2 Answers as of May 28, 2017

The apartment I applied for is available on April 03 but due to my work I cannot move in until April 5. I never signed anything yet and landlord says my rent will be charged beginning April 3 since that is when unit is available.

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Patrick W. Currin, Attorney at Law | Patrick Currin
The lease should determine the date of payment. Typically due on 1st late after the 5th of a month. If it doesn't state then it's negotiable.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/28/2017
Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
When the rent starts depends entirely on what you agreed to, even just verbally, with the landlord.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 5/25/2017
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