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    Can you say: The rent was paid to December 1st. Meaning we have to move out before

    Can you say:

    The rent was paid to December 1st.



    Meaning we have to move out before that date.

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    Re: Can you say: The rent was paid to December 1st. Meaning we have to move out bef

    Do you mean the rent was paid for a tenancy until December 1st?

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    Re: Can you say: The rent was paid to December 1st. Meaning we have to move out bef

    Yes.

    Is there another way to say it?

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    Re: Can you say: The rent was paid to December 1st. Meaning we have to move out bef

    That sentence says nothing about moving out.

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    Re: Can you say: The rent was paid to December 1st. Meaning we have to move out bef

    Try:
    The rent was paid through November 30th. The apartment will be vacant on December 1st.

    Or:
    The rent was paid to the end of the month. We will move out on November 30th.

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    Re: Can you say: The rent was paid to December 1st. Meaning we have to move out bef

    How did you arrive there from that sentence?

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    Re: Can you say: The rent was paid to December 1st. Meaning we have to move out bef

    Quote Originally Posted by Batman45 View Post
    Can you say:

    The rent was paid to December 1st.



    Meaning we have to move out before that date.

    The OP wanted to know if we can say "The rent was paid to December 1st" under the condition that they move out before that date.

    In actuality, if he/she were to move out before Dec 1st, their lease would have ended on November 30th (a normal end-date for a monthly lease-term agreement). It is the actual day on which the tenant must finish moving all personal property out of the apartment.

    So, I proposed saying "The rent was paid through November 30th" which is consistent with such an agreement. The vacancy statement is to assure the landlord that the apartment will be empty on December 1st.

    I also suggested the second set of sentences, which more directly specifies the final move-out date of November 30th.

    [additional information]
    It is on December 1st that the landlord regains possession of the property and can legally enter the apartment without permission. In the laws of my state, any personal property left behind by the tenant still belong to the tenant for 30 days. If the tenant does not claim possession of said personal property within 30 days, the landlord takes possession of that personal property.

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    Re: Can you say: The rent was paid to December 1st. Meaning we have to move out bef

    "The rent was (has been) paid to December 1st" would suggest to me that December 1st is, currently, the last day that the tenants can live there. If the tenants must move out on November 30th, then the rent has been paid (up) to November 30th. Presumably, if it's not too late, the tenant could now choose to hand over more money if they want to stay there longer. As Mike said, the sentence on its own does not have to mean that anyone has to move out of anywhere. It is simply a statement of fact to do with the payment of rent.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Can you say: The rent was paid to December 1st. Meaning we have to move out bef

    But the OP also said "meaning we have to move out before that date", which is inconsistent with the first statement.

    Perhaps the OP can clarify.


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    Re: Can you say: The rent was paid to December 1st. Meaning we have to move out bef

    We have to move out because we have no money to pay for rent after December 1st.

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