If my lease was up 3 months ago do I still need to give 30 days notice to move?

Asked by Ladieff, Burbank, CA Fri Jan 27, 2012

My lease expired 3 months ago and I've been paying month to month, if I find another apartment at the last minute am I still legally required to give a 30 day notice before moving?

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Brad Korb, Agent, Burbank, CA
Sun Jan 19, 2014
I would look at the terms of your lease , it should mention time frames & giving notice. To be safe I would always recommend to give a 30 day notice in writing ! Good luck !
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Eleana Burro…, Agent, Sunland, CA
Fri Jan 27, 2012
You are still required to give a 30 Day Notice and it needs to be delivered in writing to the Landlord or Property Management company.

Eleana Burroughs ®, GRI, CLSA
Century 21 Crest - Lic# 01329484
8307 Foothill Blvd., Sunland, CA 91040
(818) 335-6567 Direct
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Katherine An…, Agent, Burbank, CA
Fri Jan 27, 2012
Yes, you are required to give 30 days notice but you may be able to negotiate with the old landlord and the new landlord to minimize the overlap. Cheerful cooperation goes a long way in helping you to get the old landlord to let you leave early without penalty.
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Jessica Acker, Agent, Santa Monica, CA
Fri Jan 27, 2012
Hi Ladieff,

I manage about 30 apartment buildings and all of my leases require a 30-day-notice to vacate in writing even after the original lease term has been completed.


Jessica M. Acker
Wellman Realty Company
1415 Stanford St., Suite #4
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Direct (310) 828-3132
DRE License # 01894323
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Steven Ornel…, Agent, Fremont, CA
Fri Jan 27, 2012

You sure do!

See the following document, page 49 "Giving and Receiving Proper Notice":

Also another good Landlord-Tenant link is http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/renters-rights

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Daina Burness, Agent, Burbank, CA
Fri Jan 27, 2012
Usually there is a part of the lease that states after your lease is up that you are considered month to month but that doesn't mean that you don't have to give 30 days notice. Read your old lease as the move out notice of 30 days may still apply.
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Ron Thomas, Agent, Fresno, CA
Fri Jan 27, 2012
You probably should;
if you are an ethical person, and,
you want your deposit back.
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