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Old 04-16-2020, 01:07 PM
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I'm a landlord. Does a year-long lease automatically roll into a month-to-month lease if it wasn't written that way in the original lease? Do I need to have a new M2M lease signed by the tenants in order to protect myself from loss of rent? Thank you!
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Old 04-17-2020, 03:57 PM
Location: Dana Point, Ca
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What we have experienced....

Landlord should give 60 day notice ( maybe 90 if not renewing ) check what the law is and follow it .

At that time you can offer them another 12 mo. lease after the present lease expires and charge them as you wish.

If they want to go on a month to month, they can sign up for that, but month to month can remain the same as the lease , or crank it up to what ever the landlord wants to charge. Here in Dana Point, they cranked up the month to month to about $ 600.oo higher a month, than the lease payment amount. That is flat NOT HAPPENING !


If you no longer want them as tennants , you can chose to not renew the lease , or go month to month and have them vacate the property when the present lease expires. You need to give them notice as mentioned, and that will give them time to find another place.

They are responsible for all up to date rents up to the original lease expiry date. If it comes to eviction, then that is a whole other situation.,

We, as long time tennants, with different properties, usually 8 to 12 years, the leasing entity will give us notice that the lease is expiring and raise the monthly payment substantially, down to very reasonable, and on Kauai, our landlord was super and never raised our rent, gave us 100 % of our deposit back, and even purchased much of our furnishings. That was 8 years.

Here at our Dana Point Apartment Complex, 5 th year, , our increase has ranged from $ 25.oo, to the latest renewal rate of $ 150.00 more a month. That was way out of line, and we counter offered.

On Kauai Island, Hi, Private owner, we started with a two year lease, and after that lease expired, there was no additional paper work, or lease, or month to month signed. We kept the original lease amount and were always on time with the rent payment. That was about 8 years . The owner, who became a friend, then decided to liquidate his three properties at our small resort, and move to the big island.

We tried to stay on island, but could not find a descent property with a descent owner, within our retirement and pension requirements. Those adventures are a whole other situation of lies, deceits , and bait and switch.

Finally, Erica said, HOW ABOUT SOUTH COUNTY, and I hopped on American Airlines, flew over, and found our present apt in one day.

We moved to Dana Point at the beach. Love it ! And as mentioned our Kauai owner, returned our entire deposit. For 8 Years we had a great landlord with a great property across the road from kalapaki beach and the Lihue Marriot.

Here, in Dana Point that is not happening, especially with large corporations. And, also, tennants may not act responsibly as well.

Anyway, that is some of our latest experiences from our side side of leasing an apartment. Nothing official, or lawyereese . Just FYI.
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