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How Much Notice Do You Give When Moving Out On A Month To Month Lease?

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Emma kay answered
The details of each lease contract will vary for most landlords and tenants. Typically a month to month lease works both ways: A landlord will have to give a tenant a month's notice to evict a tenant, while the tenant will have to give a landlord a month's notice to move out. If a tenant has seriously violated a contract then this may reduce the amount of notice given. Often tenants who are wanting to give their month's notice to move out will need to do so in the time period of one month before the next rent payment is due. For example if your rent is taken out on the 1st of each month and you want to move out in July then you will need to give your notice by, and no later than, the 1st June. Landlords may refuse to let you move out (without paying the extra rent) until the 1st August if the notice has been given later than 1st June. If you can give any more notice than this then it is a gesture that will be much appreciated by your landlord. The more notice you can give, the longer the landlord has to organise your deposit and find a new tenant.

Normally month to month leases are automatically assigned to tenants who have stayed longer than their initial six or 12-month contract. It may be possible to negotiate with your landlord to sign for another prolonged contract if you wish to have the security. Both landlord and tenant have a number of rights when it comes to terminating a contract. If you are wanting to challenge any part of the contract that is being contested then it is important to go through all of the small print of anything you have signed. Some landlords will try to evict tenants at very short notice with the hope that they have not read the little details within their contract.
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Month to month & a lease are two different things. A lease has to be lived up to until the end of time written for. Normally landlord will ask 30 days before lease up if you want renew, if not say no & give a written notice to protect yourself .
A month to month normally is 30 days but if contract says 60, then you have to gave 60. If contract ran out & have no contract, 30 days.
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Meta Forrest answered
You should give 1 months notice, but you could come to some arrangement with your landlord in special circumstances.
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One month notice. Suggest that you have the landlord contact you if he is going to show the place when you are gone. That is what you want to avoid if possible. But do not bring the subject up first.
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Anna Phillips answered
You need to give at least thirty days--that's where the term "month-to-month" comes from. Now, of course, if you know sooner than that (say two months), it's courteous to give as much notice as possible. Thirty days is the minimum amount of time. Make sure you do it in writing and keep a copy so there's no disagreement.
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if you want your deposit back , about 2 to 4wks and cleaned better than it deserves, if not, none. I am a former landlord.
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We are moving out may 1st, and we gave our landlord a 2 weeks notice, and we have paid our first and last which came to the amount of $1600.00, $800.00 a month, he says that we have to give a 60 day notice before moving. Do i have to give him 60 days? Or can i give him 30 day notice and be out of this apartment may 15th and get $400.00 of our rent back? Thanks alot
Dom
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Gene gattuso answered
I give them at least one month. Do not leave the place a mess that if you want your deposit returned and don't forget to leave them your new address so they can mail your money to you.
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james naples answered
I recently moved out of an apartment because there was a shooting the apt below me. I had called the landlord to warn him of the activities that were going on with the tenant who had moved in less than a week before. Nothing was done! So after the shooting I informed him I would be moving out and that I am giving him 30 days notice in which I did in writing as well as paying a rent for the next month. Also there were repairs I had made out of pocket for windows that had fell out I replaced (x8) windows. Spaces where the walls were crumbling from old wood lathed walls with plaster over them that I repaired. Also I had agas fireplace that was never vented properly and I told them it needed fixed several times they said it would be replaced and never was. And the painting I had to do because of soot on the walls and ceiling from the fire place. Also I left them a working dryer, 2 working dishwashers one of them portable and a dining room table activities all in good activities.And the want to charge me 740.00 for cleaning 150.00 for windows 30.00 for walls and 225 for misc a total of 1145.00. Can they do this? I activities a lease with this property mgmt group when they took over from the previous company? I never signed a lease with the new company I was month to month! Thx Help in OHIO
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Can I get in trouble if I am not   in a lease and I cannot afford rent anymore. This has been one of the hottest summers and my AC has been out for weeks. The landlord knows this and told me it would be a cpl more weeks until he can fix it... He's always coming over and just said he's coming in to inspect soon and that all damages must be fixed from where I had a dog. Help me... I'm miserable.
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A month to month is just that if you do not want to rent another month than move out by the end of the month.  If it states that a 30 day notice must be given than do that.  If nothing is stated than month to month.  No notice is needed.  But that is kinda rude not to give the land lord heads up.
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Mel Brandle answered

I think that this depends on what is stated inside your agreement with your landlord. Conservatively you'll need around a month to finalise things and move things out of storage into boxes, but some landlords require more notice so that they can get someone else to take over your apartment when you leave.

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I'm moving out and am giving my landlord 2 days notice, am I entitled to my security even though I did not give him 30 days notice???
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I rent from a home owner and there is no contract or lease agreement. How much time do I get according to Texas law to move out if home owner decides she wants me out
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Partner moves in establishes residense (Texas) does he have to give 30 day notice when he wants to move out? I figure if I have to go through eviction procedures to get him out then he should have to give 30 day notice. Am I wrong?

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