Jump to content
Chapala.com Webboard

Deleted.


Al Berca
 Share

Recommended Posts

I don't think a nine day novena is a valid reason to break a one-year lease.  I might consider a refund of their security deposit but only if they promise to leave Mexico permanently.  If you give them a break you are simply foisting them onto other landlords who will have to deal with tenants unprepared to live here.  

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

If the tenant feels they made a mistake in choosing their rental they are responsible for paying whatever penalties are outlined in the lease. . Might be expensive but their choice to change their mind. no fault of the landlord  (exception might be in the unlikely event the owner demonstraby misrepresented the property . But I can’t imagine any lease here guaranteeing ‘no fiesta noise’) . 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Don't leases specify that if you break the lease, you are still responsible for payment for the entire term of the lease?  Mine certainly have always had that clause.  When I was first in Mexico, beginning in 1981, the owner of the house I lived in didn't require a lease, but starting with my original lease in Ajijic and right on through to today, that clause has been in the document.  It's never been merely about forfeiting the security deposit.

Bisbee Gal, I like your idea!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

These are people completely unprepared for living in Mexico. If they think the noise from a nine-day fiesta is too much for their sensitivities they will be totally unprepared to deal with the Mexican civil court system. That is where they will end up if the landlord decides to keep whatever he feels he is owed and the tenants disagree.  

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

In our experience here, any money that has already been paid such as first, last, security and or deposit for utilities is forfeited to the landlord if the tenant leaves early for whatever reason.  

In the interest of fairness, if the property is rented quickly to new tenants and the landlord can replace the rental revenue, if I was the landlord, I would return their deposit.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 minutes ago, Dostortas said:

In our experience here, any money that has already been paid such as first, last, security and or deposit for utilities is forfeited to the landlord if the tenant leaves early for whatever reason.  

In the interest of fairness, if the property is rented quickly to new tenants and the landlord can replace the rental revenue, if I was the landlord, I would return their deposit.

If we were talking about a case involving illness or death in family where someone has to either leave the area or go into a local nursing home, yes, I would refund the deposit less owner's costs to secure new tenants and loss of income for any days vacant.   

But in this case of renters' remorse, certainly no refund.  

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

'For cause' are the key words here. We lived for a few months in a rental with an illegal electrical hook-up. We had almost daily power surges - on, off, on. off... - that played havoc with our electrical appliances. We finally figured out what was going on. The landlady refused to install a legal hook-up so we moved. The rental agent refunded our money.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...