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I'm buying a house I have 6 months left on apartment lease when should I give my 60 day written notice.?

I'm buying a house I have 6 months left on apartment lease when should I give my 60 day written notice.? Topic: How to write a lease ending notice
July 16, 2019 / By Aureole
Question: I know I will either have to find another tenant or break the lease, but I don't want to be responsible for month to month once the lease expires. Does the apartment complex have to notifiy you if they re-lease the apartment?
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Abbigayle Abbigayle | 2 days ago
Sixty days of notice is simply the minimum acceptable under your lease. You could give notice anytime, as long as it's at least 60 days before the expiration date. Always give notice in writing and document the substance of any conversations or agreements going forward in case things get ugly. Assuming you will close on your new house before six months, it might be worthwhile to talk to the manager/landlord about what works best to serve your interests and theirs. Perhaps they would advertise now to find a replacement tenant and potentially minimize your liability for rents. In my experience, the landlord is obligated to "mitigate" your damages by making a reasonable effort to replace you. Of course, if your apartment complex has high vacancy and there are other available units to offer, the odds are worse that yours will rent quickly. The landlord can't accept rent from two tenants for the same period of time, so you should know when the unit rents. If you think you've been taken advantage of and can prove they charged you rent while another tenant was paying - or did not make a reasonable effort to re-rent your unit, take them to court. The landlord might consider a flat lease break fee instead of open ended liability. Depends on how fast they think you'll be replaced. It may be worth asking about just in case. Good luck!
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Abbigayle Originally Answered: What can I do when house I am buying will be ready early and I have 3 months left on my lease?
What is a lease? If you rent a room, apartment, or house, then you have a lease, even if there is nothing in writing. Any agreement to rent property, even if the only condition is how much rent to pay, is a lease. Your lease may be a detailed written document or it may be a simple spoken arrangement between you and the landlord. It may be month- to-month or it may be for a year or more. It may have many clauses or it may spell out very little. A lease is a set of obligations on both parties; the landlord's basic obligation is to provide a rental unit that is habitable, while the tenant's obligation is to pay rent. When most people refer to a "lease" they mean a written lease, commonly for a period of one year, so that is the type of lease we will discuss here. Can I break my lease? You are always able to break a lease; there is little a landlord can do to actually stop you from leaving before the full term specified in the lease. You are violating no law by vacating early, but you are violating the terms of the contract between you and the landlord. If you decide to leave, the question will be what damages or penalties you might be liable for if you leave without good reason. What happens if I leave before my lease expires? When you signed your one-year lease, you made a contract to pay a full year's rent, usually one month at a time. You then had the right to pay the same rent for that whole year; in return, your landlord got the right to expect payment of the entire year's rent, in monthly installments. If you leave before you have paid all the rent for the year, and it is not because of anything the landlord did or did not do, you have breached the lease. The landlord can then try to get you to pay all the rent for the rest of the year, even though you are no longer living there. If your landlord demands payment or sues you for the remainder of the rent, there are two situations in which you might not owe this money. If your landlord re-rents the apartment for the same rent, then he cannot hold you responsible for rent for the same period. In other words, if he receives the same rent from another tenant by re-renting right away, then your breach of the lease did not cost him any money. The landlord should try to re-rent the apartment, rather than simply leaving it vacant and suing you for the unpaid rent. If he is unable to re-rent, if the apartment is vacant for a time, or if he can only rent it for a lower amount, then you may be liable for all or part of the unpaid rent. If your landlord has breached the lease first, then you may not be liable for the remainder of the rent. This means that your landlord has failed in some significant way to keep his end of the bargain, such as by failing to make necessary repairs. If you leave for reasons of your own, no matter how reasonable they may seem to you, you can still be liable to pay the remainder of the rent. If your landlord has failed to abide by the lease or has violated the law (such as by failing to follow state or local housing codes), then he has breached the lease, which may relieve you of your obligation to continue paying rent. CAUTION: In order to justify releasing you from your lease obligations, the landlord's breach must be substantial, and not merely some technical or trivial failure. What is good cause for breaking my lease? Usually, there will be no way to tell in advance whether you are legally justified in breaking your lease. The best approach is to try to come to an agreement with your landlord; if your landlord agrees, then you have mutually terminated the lease, and you should have no further obligation to pay rent. You should try to get any such agreement in writing. If you do not have the landlord's agreement in advance, then you are taking a risk by vacating. You will have to wait to see if the apartment is re-rented, or to see how vigorously your landlord pursues you for unpaid rent. Ultimately, if your landlord sues you, a judge will decide whether you were justified in breaking the lease. How do I go about breaking my lease? First, you should always try to avoid leaving before your lease expires, unless you and your landlord agree. Even if you feel completely justified, you will still face the risk of owing money and possibly a court judgment against you. If the problem lies in something your landlord is doing or not doing, you should try to negotiate a solution. If your apartment has code violations, see our informational sheets on rent withholding. If the reason for leaving is not your landlord's fault, try to get your landlord to release you from the lease. If you cannot and still need to vacate, give your landlord as much notice as possible, preferably in writing. The more notice you give, the more time your landlord has to re-rent, which can help you avoid owing rent. Offer to try to find another tenant to take your place. Your landlord does not have to accept a tenant you bring him, but it will strengthen your position later if you have done everything possible to save the landlord from losing money.
Abbigayle Originally Answered: What can I do when house I am buying will be ready early and I have 3 months left on my lease?
My youngest daughter, who is 12, likes to read the questions I answer on Yahoo! Answers and often has some interesting insight. She and I just read your question together and she said, "If she's going to do it anyway than why did she write the question?" I have to agree with her. She's mature for her age, but she thinks it's pretty crazy to have a baby at 14. There are certainly a great many things to consider that make a teen mom different from an adult mom. Regardless of how mature people agree you are, you are still 14. Few ideas that sound good at 14 (or 15 or 16) are really all that great when you look back at them when you are 20 or 25 or 30. Taking care of little sisters or cousins or babysitting are all good ways to gain experience with children, but they are not the same as parenting your own child. Once you become a parent, it is a 24/7 responsibility that lasts for your entire lifetime. It is a mistaken belief that parenting ends when your kids turn 18. Once a parent always a parent. Everything that affects your kids affects you. I can't even imagine a child who is 9 being involved in a relationship. That is wrong on many levels. The idea that your parents even condone such a relationship poses some questions as to their parenting skills. Considering he is nearing 18 and you are only 14, you are going to have some legal issues to consider. If you live in the United States, each state sets their own legal age of consent. The minimum age is 16 and some states are 17 or 18. If he turns 18, he is legally considered an adult and if he has sex with you at 14 or 15, he runs the risk of being charged with a sexual crime. No matter how mature you are, taking care of a baby while your baby's father is in jail is no easy task. Reading books, regardless of how many, does not make you an expert. If you have truly read 5 pregnancy books than you are aware of the serious risks teen moms face with higher incidences of still birth, premature birth, high blood pressure, low birth weight, and postpartum depression. More babies die in their first year when they are born to moms under 20. A mature teen is going to realize that choosing to have a baby young is a risk to both her and her baby and will opt to wait until her body is more developed. Even though your boyfriend will legally be able to buy a house at age 18, unless he has some family money or a good paying job he isn't going to be able to buy a house. What 17 year old boy has the financial means to buy a house and take care of a baby? He's probably not even graduated high school yet. It makes no difference to Princeton or Yale if your father went there. They have a great many criteria they use to grant acceptance to applicants. They are very difficult to get in to. Grades, extra curricular activities, and potential are all taken in to consideration. A young mom with babies is not going to be an ideal candidate in the opinion of the acceptance board. I know some people who've gone to these colleges and it is a very competitive process to get in. Not to mention, how are you going to pay to go to an Ivy League college? The fact that you say your mom is a "seeyoh of a big company" leads me to believe you aren't going to make the cut at Princeton or Yale since your grades aren't probably high enough to be considered. I doubt this is even true, but what you are trying to say is your mom is a CEO of a big company. CEO means Chief Executive Officer. It sounds like you've got some big plans, but they aren't the plans of a mature individual, they are the plans of a young girl with some unreaslistic ideas. Thanks for providing an opportunity for my 12 year old and I to discuss what constitues "mature". She and I both agree that having a baby at 14 does not fit the definition.
Abbigayle Originally Answered: What can I do when house I am buying will be ready early and I have 3 months left on my lease?
Hopefully it will be more like Jan when your new home is ready, if sooner you can try a sublease if the owner is willing, read your lease to see what is says about subleasing

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60 days before your lease runs out, you give notice. Example, Rent is due on 1rst of month. Lease ends December 31. Give notice BEFORE November 1. Give notice anytime in October, make it written notice. Apartment complex must notify you in advance when showing the apartment. If you are breaking lease. . . . .READ lease carefully. Give LL as much notice as possible, 60 days is good, in writing. Cooperate fully with LL in finding new tenant, with showings, keeping place neat and clean, being flexible. If you know when closing is scheduled, say November 20(be prepared for delays, postponements, moving), give LL written notice now that you will be moving out November 30.
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Stanford Originally Answered: I had 14 months left on my commercial lease. My landlord had it leased before I moved.?
In most states the laws lean towards the tenants. In most states a landlord can not use a security deposit for unpaid rent and has to keep the security deposit in an account earning interest. If a new lease started on let’s say June 1st then as of June 1st you are no longer responsible for the property. If you can not/do not have access to the property you do not have to pay any more money unless he made you signed a financial responsibility release (meaning if the new tenant doesn’t pay you have to for 14 months). It was the landlords choice to “give” his money away, not yours. You do not need a lawyer for this small amount. Send the landlord a “Letter of intent to bring suit”. Be clear and to the point and give a respond by date (This letter serves as written notice of my intent to bring suit if this matter is not resolved within ten business days of receipt of this letter). State the amount you are owed in the letter. State that you no longer had access to the property after (date). Send the letter certified mail and return receipt. The letter itself usually gets the matter resolved. After the 10 days go to your local courthouse and file a small claim suit. It will take you 10 minutes to fill out the paper work. Just explain in detail what happened. It will cost you about $30 and then let the judge decide. Good Luck!
Stanford Originally Answered: I had 14 months left on my commercial lease. My landlord had it leased before I moved.?
Can you add some info, please? If so, I can offer some advice (I am a commercial Realtor)... 1. How long was your original lease (in months)? 2. How many months did you actually pay (not including deposits) to the Landlord? 3. Did you damage the property at all, or do anything that could reduce your deposit? 4. Did you have an option to renew the lease? 5. Did you move out early? How early? 6. Did the Landlord pay real estate commissions when you leased originally (did you or the LL have an agent)? 7. Did the Landlord have to pay commissions for this recent lease? 8. Was there anything in writing that spelled out your willingness to let the LL lease the space to another tenant? 9. What happened first: the LL found a new tenant and informed you (at which time you didn't bother sending the rent), OR you did not pay rent, so he found a new tenant when he saw you were in default. The fact that the new tenant got free rent, and they paid an extra $100/month means little... don't dwell on it. If you can add the info above to your question, I can add some ideas.

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