Give notice to your landlord

If you’re currently renting, you need to give notice to your landlord that you’re going to be moving out. That usually means a 30-day written notice on a month-to-month lease or at least 30 days prior to the end of your lease period. Read your lease to know what applies to you.

What if your lease doesn’t end for several months or longer? Then you’ve got a few options:

  1. We can try to push the closing on your purchase back to the end of your lease date. This is better dealt with during the offer negotiations rather than once it’s accepted. The sellers of the property you’re buying have their own contingencies they’re working through too.
  2. You can negotiate with your landlord for a new ending date to your lease—maybe offer to help find a new tenant would help. You’re probably a good tenant the landlord doesn’t want to lose, so be prepared to make a case. Maybe your landlord will agree if you offer to forfeit your security deposit, etc. Be honest, forthcoming and willing to help.
  3. You ccan keep both places for the remainder of your lease so you have plenty of time to move from your rental to your new home. This will mean paying the monthly rental payment plus your mortgage payment for the remainder of your lease, but it will give you the freedom to take your time moving.

Questions? Call or text me at 405-585-6580 or email