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- I am a month-to-month tenant. How much notice am I required to give my landlord before I vacate my unit?
- I am tenant on a lease. How much notice do I have to give in order to vacate my unit?
- What happens if I stay in my unit past the day I gave notice I’d be out, or if I vacate in the middle of the month?
- If I vacate in the middle of the month, is my landlord required to prorate my rent for me?
- I’m a month-to-month tenant. What happens if I only gave 18 days’ notice to vacate, or only gave my landlord verbal notice that I was vacating the unit?
- Can I give more than 20 days’ notice to vacate?
- Can I take back my notice to vacate if I’m not able to move out?
- What if my lease requires that I give more than 20 days’ notice to vacate?
- If I’m on a lease, do I still have to give 20 days’ notice to vacate? What about at the end of the lease?
- What if I don’t leave a forwarding address for my landlord to send my deposit accounting to?
- What condition do I have to leave my unit in when I vacate? What can I be charged for after I move out?
- What can I do if my landlord requires cleaning before I vacate that I believe is above and beyond my legal obligation?
- Does the landlord have to do a walk out inspection with me?