Moving without much notice to landlord
February 25, 2009 7:02 PM Subscribe
I have a verbal month-to-month lease in Chicago, IL (there is no signed paper lease). I want to move out by March 1st (a few days from now). So there will be no 30 days' notice possible. What happens in this situation, with the deposit, etc? (more inside) and how do I deal with the landlord?
posted by white light to law & government (11 answers total)
The landlord took one month security deposit when I moved in, and never had me sign a paper lease.
Now I need to move with just a few days' notice, so I can get the new place March 1st. I want to make sure everything happens by the book, and that I know what I'm talking about when dealing with the landlord.
I'm planning on calling him tomorrow to let him know what's going on.
I'm expecting that he will be allowed to keep that one month security deposit as payment for the next month, since I didn't give 30 days notice. Then if he finds any flaws with the apartment (needing new paint?) he will bill me for that stuff.
Is this pretty accurate? Anything else I should expect from him?
Is there any danger of him trying to evict me or changing the locks on me tomorrow when I tell him this?