Re: [tips_and_tricks] Need help re: Notice To Vacate
- When you sign a lease, you are making a contract and changes in your life
circumstances are not a factor in that contract unless there are specific
provisions in the lease that allow breaking it or provisions under law that
allow breaking the lease. Usually, a 30 day notice is sufficient if you are
renting MONTH to MONTH, as far as I know there is no notice time under a
lease as that is a contract to pay the rent for a specific amount of time
even if you are not there. In some states a renter is not allowed to
consider the security deposit as a rent payment, the security deposit is a
deposit against damage.
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Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2007 1:14 AM
Subject: [tips_and_tricks] Need help re: Notice To Vacate
If a renter's lease contract doesn't have a specific entry that speaks to
how a notice to vacate is made, wouldn't the presence of a security deposit
provision serve as the legal out for the renter? The renter signed a year's
lease but four months into it circumstances forced him to leave the state
and "break the agreement". With no specifications in the contract regarding
what constitutes fair notice to vacate, wouldn't the security deposit
provision settle the matter? That is, the landlord would keep the security
deposit but should have no legal standing to demand payment for the
remaining months in "the term" as long as fair amount of advance notice was
given before vacating, right?
Any feedback would be appreciated.
The law in many states allows the landlord to claim for the balance of rent due under the rental agreement, which is a contract. Many such contracts mention the total rent due for the period of the contract. However, the laws also usually provide that the landlord must use his best effort to re-rent the premises and that he is not due any rent payment from the earlier tenant for any time beyond the date of re-rental.
Mike wrote:Group:If a renter's lease contract doesn't have a specific entry that speaks to how a notice to vacate is made, wouldn't the presence of a security deposit provision serve as the legal out for the renter?--