Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

new to renting life need some advice pls.

We rented a house in aug 08 for a year and it will b up soon whn wil the last mth b july or aug? and when is the best time to let the landlord know we will b moving and how soon should we sign a new lease on a new place?

Answer Question

Asked by n_o71605 at 3:58 PM on May. 7, 2009 in Home & Garden

Level 3 (22 Credits)
Answers (7)
  • July 31, 2009 and it says in your lease how much time you have to give notice. In our place we have to give 60 days notice to move.

    Answer by Abee22 at 4:00 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • It depends on if you paid ur last months rent up front or not. In most cases as soon as you find a new place is a good time or 30 days. Just put a not in your second to last rent check and call him later to follow up. Make sure you take good pixs of the place after u move and have cleaned up so that there will be no he said she said latter. Good luck.


    Answer by lostshel at 4:01 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • Most cases you have to give at least 30 days notice unless it is otherwise stated in your lease! If you signed a year lease on August 1 your lease would be up the following August 1. Unless, you have an agreement or arrangement that you paid first & OR last months rent upon signing the lease you would have to pay the final month or are allowed to use your deposit as such again if you have an arragement/aggreement to do so. Every landlord/property management differs. Please read your lease carefully and when you don't understand it ask or seek advice from a lawyer. We are honest and nice people who just had a local prop. man. place try to screw us over for our deposit...long story we got it all back (without a lawsuit) after months of frustration and aggravation! GOOD LUCK!!

    Answer by MommaM2 at 4:59 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • I am sure that your lease spells out the notification period, along with the process for getting your security deposit returned.

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:00 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • I agree with Momma... and do gets pictures of everything just in case! And usually your notice has to be submitted in writing also.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:01 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • last month will be august (last day is the day you signed the lease...), and standard is usually a 30 day notice (at least with all the landlords I've dealt with!) tidy up the place really good, even go above and beyond and fill in nail holes...etc so you can get your security deposit back! if you filled out paperwork with damage in the house before you moved, look it over, or invite the landlord over to check out the place and tell you what to fix before you go. if you already have the money, for last months rent, and the security deposit and first months rent for the new place, wait till you're close to august!

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 6:09 PM on May. 7, 2009

  • If you signed your current lease in August 08, your lease will be up in August 09.
    It is usually a 30 day notice to move, so in writing (keeping a copy for yourself/records)
    send a letter of intent out to your landlord telling him that you are moving at the end of your
    current lease.
    Now also remember in most states, before you get your security depoist back, the place that you
    are renting needs to be completely left as when you moved in, if you made repairs or other changes, make a list of these changes to go over with him prior to the final walk through of the place. Also you need to "In Writing" give your landlord a forwarding address within 4 days of moving from the current property....also keeping a copy for your records... get your security depoist back can take anywhere from the day of the final walk through or up to 30 days afterwards...
    Good Luck with your new place

    Answer by gmasboy at 9:58 PM on May. 7, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.