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Old 07-02-2012, 08:23 PM
 
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Our lease is up Aug 15. In our lease we can go to month to month. It says we each have 30 days to notify the other about moving. The LL has sent us a new year's lease as well. We're not sure what we're going to do because of several issues. We just got a notice from her saying they need to know our plans.

I thought we had until July 14 to notify them. Are we obligated to let them know what our plans are sooner than I thought? I can say we don't know yet but I'm concerned that if they don't get the answer they want, they'll start looking to rent to someone else. This would be a very easy place to rent made much nicer by all of our upgrades.

Thanks so much.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:48 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Our lease is up Aug 15... I thought we had until July 14 to notify them.
If the 15th is also the payment date then 7/14 is the MINIMUM for notice.
If rent is due on the 1st it can get more complicated.

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In our lease we can go to month to month.
It says we each have 30 days to notify the other about moving (and raising the rent).

The LL has sent us a new year's lease as well.
We're not sure what we're going to do because of several issues.
Unless you KNOW you want to move and rather soon... sign the new lease.
If/when your circumstances change... you can deal with that then.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:08 PM
 
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We send out rent on the 11th and it gets to them by the 15th. Our lease goes from the 15th to the 15th.

We may have to move in a couple of months. I definitely would not want to sign a new lease w/o knowing that. Sign and deal w/ things then? That would obligate us to a years lease when we may have to move in a couple of months? Why not go month to month?

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Old 07-02-2012, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Kailua Kona, HI
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Ask for month to month for 3 or 4 months because you are not sure of your plans. If things change and you know you're going to stay, then offer to sign another 1 year lease. Tell them now and be straight up in your reasons. Happens all the time. Unless they have a "no MTM" policy they probably will not mind.


You need to read your lease and handbook again so that you know what you're required to do, and when. If in doubt, ask them and write it down.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:33 PM
 
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Tell the LL now what is going on. here's why:

You may have to the 15th to tell them, but they also have to the 15th to decide if you can stay past the end of the lease on a new lease or a month-to-month. On the 13th you decide to tell them you plan on staying (2 days before you must tell them anything) but because you never responded to them, they assumed you were leaving so they found a new tenant to start renting the place the day after you leave. Although you were not required to tell the landlord any anything until the 15th, they can tell you anytime before the 15th that you have to be out at the end of the lease. Just cause you can renew or go month to month does not mean the landlords has to let you do it, just like you can give them your decission to leave or stay 30 days in advance, they can also decide 30 days in advance to send you to the curb.
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Old 07-03-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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Just tell them you would like to stay month to month going forward. You don't have to give 30 day notice until the 30 day notice rules per your lease and state law.

Check them both to see if you need to send certified mail and if you need to send a few days prior to the 30 days to make up for mail delivery. At least with certified it is time stamped and dated at the Post Office. Good proof to have if you anticipate issues.
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Old 07-06-2012, 03:42 AM
 
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I did speak to her and we'll be going month to month.

Thanks for all your thoughts!
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:30 PM
 
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I did speak to her and we'll be going month to month.

Thanks for all your thoughts!

Don't be surprised if they raise your rent. It's the norm around here for your rent to raise once you go month to month. If your lease has a two month penalty fee for breaking it early, it might be cheaper for you to do it that way. Run the numbers and decide for yourself.
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