Landlordfilter: My tenants want to go day-to-day
April 25, 2014 8:05 AM Subscribe
My tenants, who have been reasonably good, rent-on-time tenants for 4 years, are looking for a larger house for their now-larger family. I let them go month-to-month to support that; now they want to know how much less than 30 days' notice is acceptable.
posted by Dashy to Law & Government (36 answers total)
They previously requested their security deposit back early to afford a new deposit, and heard "not possible" from me. Now they feel like they will miss out on places they want if they aren't able to move in immediately, and so they want to be able to give me immediate notice.
My plan is probably to list the apartment for sale once they move out, so I'm anticipating lost income at some point anyway. However, I'm long distance, so I will also have to make a fairly last-minute trip to do the turnover inspection. And, of course, I'm not made of money either.
I sympathize with the difficulty (I've been a tenant for many years myself), and it's not my goal to be a hard-ass landlord; I've actively tried to be kind when I can, and quick and communicative and all that about necessary repairs. I've been a LL for about 7 years now (ugh), so I'm not a newbie to this, and I know my rights and obey the rules I need to follow. I know I can tell them, no, I have to have a month's notice.
What is your instinct here, landlords of AskMe? I'm honestly on the fence.