I'm drafting a lease which requires tenants to pay rent for the first three months when they sign the lease. Which one of the following is correct? Thanks.

three month rent
three month's rent
three months' rent

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  • #2 is correct btw. – mplungjan Aug 6 '13 at 6:34
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    Why is #2 correct? – Mari-Lou A Aug 6 '13 at 7:37
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    The correct answer when drafting a document of this kind is speak to a solicitor. – Brian Hooper Aug 6 '13 at 7:43
  • According to the answers in the link above, there are two correct ways; 1) Three months rent. 2) Three months' rent. – Mari-Lou A Aug 6 '13 at 7:50

The third option - "three months' rent" - since month is plural (there are three of them).

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