Losing Spouse/Parent

Questions & Answers

Question: Do I have to pay my deceased mother's next months rent. She died mid month and we notified them two days after her death.

Answer: It depends on the type of lease. With month-to-month leases, for example, tenants generally must give the landlord 30 days notice before vacating. It is always a good idea to consult the lease and discuss the situation with the landlord to determine what is required in your specific situation.

June 16, 2009