(Closed) Lease Ending/Home Buying

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
2622 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We never had to worry about it as our leases in California tend to be one year leases and then switch month to month.

You can try to time it, but be prepared to have to break your lease as a cost of buying a house.

If you havent purchased a house yet in October you could ask your landlords to go month to month or 3 month lease etc. If he doesnt want to, you could offer an extra $50 a month for the flexibility. 

Post # 5
8444 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@amazingbee:  our house closed on the actual closing date, which is rare from what I understand.  It was exactly 30 days after we went under contract, and we allowed for a 1 week overlap with our apt.  This gave us plenty of time to pack, move, clean, etc.

Post # 6
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

We had switched to month-to-month on our lease (but they still required 60 days notice – made no sense to me, but whatever).  We ended up having to pay for an extra month when we weren’t living in our apartment but we planned for it so it really wasn’t a huge deal (just a bit annoying).

Post # 7
5423 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

Our lease went month to month after a year, but still had to give 30 days notice.  we settled in the middle of the month to give us 2 weeks to get everything out.

Post # 8
206 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ask your landlord if they might consider letting you out of your lease early if they can find a new tenant? That’s what we are doing and the landlord was very accomodating.

Post # 9
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’d ask for a shorter lease, but in WA you can go month-to-month after the first contract as well. My friends only had ~1 week overlap and it was a little stressful for them. I think it all depends on the condition of the house and what you need/want to do before moving in (ie: retile the only bathroom. probably want to do that before moving so you have a functioning toilet/shower), but if you only need to paint and have plenty more space than you started with, might as well just move and live in chaos for a few weeks.

Post # 10
119 posts
Blushing bee

Our settlement date got pushed back twice already! So be very careful and give lots of wiggle room. If one person fails to get something out that exact day everythign gets pushed back and delayed.


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