giving landlords notice to move out

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Post # 2
2283 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

Work with the property management group rather than the landlord – sounds like they are representatives of the landlord. I would try to secure a new place first. It’s different than a job where you don’t want the new job calling your boss. Fortunately I’ve only ever had to give 30 days notice so it was a lot easier to set that up. But I have ended up having to pay double rent for a couple weeks. 

Post # 3
10540 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Depends on how my search for a new place is going. Usually I do have a new place lined up 60 days in advance but I feel like the last time I moved I didn’t. 

I don’t involve my landlord in anything beyond handing them the 60 days notice. Giving 60 days notice isn’t blindsiding them. It’s giving them two whole months to find a new tenant. 

Post # 4
1066 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Are you still required to give 60 days once your lease was up and you’re month to month?

Post # 5
2410 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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@evelyn3thyme:  do you think there’s a reasonable chance of finding a place to live by Sept 30?  If that’s the case, I’d give notice August 1st that you are moving out.  I believe once you give notice they can arrange to show your place (giving you notice). You’re not going to want to move with a newborn, since you’re due in October I don’t think you have the option to wait until Sept 1st to say you are moving out.

Post # 6
9163 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I think this depends on a variety of factors. I’m a landlord and I appreciate when tenants give me a heads up that they are thinking of moving. I don’t mean giving me their offical notice but just letting me know so I can get my ducks in a row (like if the rental needs some maintenance that is hard to do with people living in it or if the rental market is tough and I need to put the feelers out for new tennants).

I also think it depends on the relationship. If it is tenants I have been wanting out then I am going to be strict on the notice but if they are good tenants then if takes over the notice period for them to find a new place then I will let it slide as long as they are paying rent. 

As pp said I would also check if you need to give 90 days if you are on month to month. Because here month to month means exactly that and you only need to give a months notice.

Post # 9
7554 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

A lot of your questions can be answered by your lease and your local landlord/tenant laws. For example, access to your house for the landlord to show prospective tenants is usually spelled out in your local laws (where I live, the landlord can enter any time with 24 hours notice) and all leases automatically be one month-to-month when the first year is complete, even if nobody signs any new documents. 

Post # 10
4441 posts
Honey bee

All of the lease terms apply after you go MTM. So you are still required to give 60 days’ notice.

Post # 11
2594 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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@evelyn3thyme:  So, it depends on whether or not the legal ramifications of breaking the lease or not giving notice outweigh being secure in your new place first. I’m not above breaking a lease in order to make sure that I’ve secured my new home before giving notice that I’m leaving the old one…and I’ve happily paid whatever fees are a consequence of that. I just cannot risk that ‘heads up’ turning into me being homeless because the new place didn’t work out for whatever reason.

Post # 13
7359 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Because you work with a property management group, I’d reach out to them and explain that you guys are excepting a baby and interesting in finding a larger house – then ask if they have anything in inventory that is ready in the next 1-2 months because you need to be able to give appropriate notice. They should be able to review their inventory and see what it slated to become available. 

On a different note, I was in a similar position (needing to move while pregnant) and I’d actually lean more towards the side of sticking in out in your current spot if you know you want to buy a house. I know you mentioned wanting a bigger space but realistically babies don’t need much the first several months. We sold our house when I was 12 weeks pregnant, put all our stuff into storage, and moved into a furnished vacation rental to start building on our lot. Long story short we didn’t build, and moved a total of 3 times while I was pregnant, then bought our current house and moved when our son was 7 months old. Moving with a baby SUCKS, and I’d personally want to do it as few times as possible. 

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