Kind of maybe moving, Mr. Landlord
August 24, 2012 8:05 PM Subscribe
Job opportunity has quickly come up in new city, but nothing settled. Would have to be there October 1 though, what do I tell landlord?
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An out of the blue, but dream job opportunity has come up for me. I've had a phone interview, which went fantasticly, and waiting for the in-person (boss on vacation for the next week), with what would be an October 1 start date. Catch of course is that the job's in New York and I'm in Chicago. And the second part is that I don't actually have the job yet, although (knock on wood) things seem really positive at the moment.
My lease is up at the end of August, with the understanding last year that after the first year, it'd be month to month. I wasn't planning on leaving the city, so hadn't really brought up a new lease with the landlord, was just going to keep paying every month. Last year, he said that he would need 45 days once I was month-to-month.
So my question is, my plans are certainly not set (and probably won't be until mid-September) with this new job, so there's a bit of limbo, but is the right thing to do in regards to my housing situation, that would be fair to my landlord?