Hi everyone, I could use some help because i dont know anything about about rentals and my mom is having some issues. My mother has her first tenant and the one year lease expired today (sept 1st). Her tenant asked her on August 1st if another year lease could be signed and paid her the rent for august. On August 14th the tenant informed her that she would be moving on the 31st and did not want to renew anymore. A friend of my moms with rental experience has told her that she can keep the last months rent that was paid upon lease signing because the tenant didn't give her 30 days notice. I have no idea if this is accurate and i dont want my mother getting into any trouble or being taken advantage of. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
For situations like this, I consult my attorney. I think that if they move that quickly, then you should notify them in writing that they are leaving without giving proper notice and that you recognize the move out date to be 30 days later. And that you will be taking their last months rent.
Thank you for your reply Brian. I know my mom doesn't have an attorney but I'll suggest she get one. Ill also suggest she send a letter or email like you said. The tenant sent her an email this morning stating that she wanted her last month's rent back, my mom already gave her the security deposit back because there were only minor issues upon move out.