Telling landlord we're looking elsewhere, but holding onto our place?
August 18, 2014 7:23 PM Subscribe
I have rented my current place for over a year and according to our lease, am now month to month. I want to look elsewhere, and tell my (very chill) landlord in case I want to put him as a reference. But in the end I'm not sure if/when I'll move (only if a better place materializes) so I also don't want him to decide to find new tenants and give me 30 days notice. How would you deal with the landlord?
posted by dahliachewswell to Home & Garden (18 answers total)
For example, I'm looking at a place right now and they want an application with current landlord's info. I want to obviously let my landlord know before I'd list him anywhere, but also am not 100% sure about this place and don't want to spill the beans to landlord before I have to just in case he reacts badly (not that that his past behavior would suggest this in any way). I may end up not moving at all and I just keep thinking what a nightmare it would be if he decided to find tenants and give me the boot before I am sure I want to leave. (Either party can terminate with 30 days notice.) Obviously, I have to tell him at some point before I'm 100% sure I'm moving, so do I just need to suck it up and accept the risk?