Is 30-day notice required if I'm simply moving out at the end of a 1-year lease?
Your landlord is correct. Any non-renewed written lease automatically converts into the 'periodic tenancy' you mentioned, in the absence of any notification on your part intending to not convert. Consider yourself fortunate. Your landlord has the right to charge you rents up to and including JULY 5, since your notice was not timely for a full periodic rental period. You are getting off easily with only $265.
by acermill - 20 hours ago
It depends on if that is part of the terms of your specific lease. That is a very common requirement. You should read every word of any lease or contract before you sign it. Also, before moving out of any apartment or house rental, I would suggest to anyone to refresh your memory on the terms about two months before you plan to leave, or when you first have thoughts about moving out, so you aren't put in a situation like this. No, you are mistaken, signing a lease of a specific length of time is not also giving notice that you are moving out at the end of that lease. Many people sign a new lease and then some landlords allow you to go month-to-month after the original lease. Some landlords assume you are moving out if you don't sign a new lease one month before your current lease expires. In short, they are all different.
by Alfred Pennyworth - 20 hours ago
You should be reading YOUR LEASE, not the state laws. The requirement of a 30-day, or one-month notice, is VERY COMMON in apartment leases. If you signed the lease with those terms, then "YES", it is required. "This is definitely not the type of agreement I signed. I signed a 1-year lease, which as far as I understand, means 1 year and no notice should be required. I never indicated I would like to renew the lease and feel that it is ridiculous for the landlord to assume that I would renew. In fact, I feel that signing a 1-year lease is, in effect, providing 1-year notice of my move-out date unless I indicate otherwise." WRONG! Read EVERY WORD of your lease!
by Jon B - 20 hours ago
You missed not paying any prorated rent by 5 days. Even though you signed a 1 year lease, if you do not give notice 30 days before the lease expires of your intention of not renewing it, you are automatically converted to a month to month tenancy, that requires a 30 day notice. You needed to give your notice before May 5 in order to comply with the law. You will not win this one.
by Genuine Guidance - 20 hours ago
YES! 30 days notice is ALWAYS required! You CANNOT just leave at the end of a lease. Most leases automatically go to a month to month when they expire. Every standard lease will state that notice is required. It is not the landlord's fault if you did not read it. YES! You MUST legally pay rent through the full 30 days. If you leave without paying then they can sue you for it and ruin your credit. You have no law on your side here. It is a tenant's responsibility to understand the rules and read your lease.
by Wildcat - 20 hours ago
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