What happens to the contract at an apartment complex if the resident must move to a care facility?

2 answers | Last updated: Oct 11, 2016
Caringdenise asked...

What happens if a loved one is in a contract at the apartment complex, and we have to move them because they can no longer care for themselves?

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Donna Quinn Robbins is the author of Moving Mom and Dad and On the Road of Life, Drive Yourself. She helps individuals, families, retirement communities, and corporations make successful transitions through her company, Ultimate Moves. Robbins is an active public speaker on the topic of senior transition services and has appeared on NBC's Today Show.

In my area, which is northern California there really isn't any difference in a person moving out of an apartment because they must or because they want to. Contracts for apartment are legal and binding. Unfortunately, the resident must abide by the contract unless, of course, you have an understanding landlord who will let the person out of the contract with possibilly a small penalty.

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Grandmom0f7 answered...

So if a person dies, we're still responsible for the contract, that's rotten.