Question: I am nearing the end of a one year lease. I want to move out at the end of the lease. Do I need to notify my landlord?
The Rental Girl: Unless your lease specifically says you have to move out at the end of the term, your lease will default to month to month after the lease term expires. Both parties (landlord and tenant) are required to give each other 30 days’ notice to change the terms of the lease, including vacating the premises. If the landlord wants you to vacate at the end of the lease term, he/she has to give you a 30 days’ notice. If you want to vacate, you have to give the landlord 30 days’ notice. If you move out without giving 30 days’ notice, the landlord would have grounds to charge you rent for 30 days, or until the unit is re-rented, if rented within the 30-day period.
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