We've been transferred. Had 3 months left on our lease and had to agree to continue paying rent (June July & August).
I talked to the landlord back in MAY and told her that our 30 day notice would begin on august 1. (as we didn't expect a move date from the movers until some time in july - summer is their busiest season). I came out west the first second week of june to get the new house ready (we bought an old house that needed a lot of work) - while here we get a ca that the movers had a cancellation and could do our move the last week of June (we accepted because the original date was the last week of July). So we got our stuff moved out a month early. But that also threw our schedule off big time on the other end.
We paid June and July rent and are about to pay august on the old place- but out 30 notice don't start until august 1 (giving us 30 days still to send a housekeeper out for the final cleaning. DH went out and met with the movers while I stayed behind to keep painting etc before the movers got here and he took pictures of the old house while they were finishing up - it's clean.
Now I'm getting emails from the landlord out there - she wants to take possession of the house NOW before we get the professional cleaners there (our appointment with Service Pro is August 10 - first available date. AND she wants us to continue to pay utilities until September 1.
Why she's pushing us to turn it over to her BEFORE the 30 day notice even begins is beyond us. I get that she might be trying to get double rent for august ( from us and a new renter) but I think that is illegal. We also get that she might be pushing us to turn it over before it's been professionally cleaned so that she can keep our deposit ( using the excuse that we turned over possession "and she had to clean it".
We can't help it that we were fortunate enough to get an earlier date from the movers but that doesn't mean that we are required by law to void our 30 day notice and forfeit our deposit does it? As long as utilities are still in our name and we have appointments for professional services to be done on the house AND we are still paying rent - she can't just take the house over like that can she? We haven't abandoned it by any means - we're just here and have someone appointed to go by and check on the house out there weekly until we go back this weekend to start the "buttoning up process".
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