Noticing for residential tenants for termination of tenancy and tenant move out inspections
Notice of date/time of Move-Out Inspection
(i) After giving or receiving notice of termination of a tenancy, or before the expiration of this Agreement, Tenant has the right to request that an inspection of the Premises take place prior to termination of the lease or rental. If Tenant requests such an inspection, Tenant shall be given an opportunity to remedy identified deficiencies prior to termination, consistent with the terms of this Agreement. (ii) Any repairs or alterations made to the Premises as a result of this inspection (collectively, “Repairs”) shall be made at Tenant’s expense. Repairs may be performed by Tenant or through others, who have adequate insurance and licenses and are approved by Landlord. The work shall comply with applicable law, including governmental permit, inspection and approval requirements. Repairs shall be performed in a good, skillful manner with materials of quality and appearance comparable to existing materials. It is understood that exact restoration of appearance or cosmetic items following all Repairs may not be possible. (iii) Tenant shall: (a) obtain receipts for Repairs performed by others; (b) prepare a written statement indicating the Repairs performed by Tenant and the date of such Repairs; and (c) provide copies of receipts and statements to Landlord prior to termination.
Notice to Terminate Lease due to Sale of Property
You can give a 30-day notice if ALL of the following are true:
- The landlord has contracted to sell the rental unit to another person who intends to occupy it for at least a year after the tenancy ends.
- The landlord must have opened escrow with a licensed escrow agent or real estate broker, and
- The landlord must have given 30-day notice no later than 120 days after opening escrow, and
- The landlord must not previously have given you a 30-day or 60-day notice, and
- The rental unit must be one that can be sold separately from any other dwelling unit. (For example, a house or a condominium can be sold separately from another dwelling unit.)
Notice to Terminate a Periodic Lease – Month-to-Month
The landlord is required to give a 30-day notice. Tenant is required to give a 30-day notice.
Notice to Terminate Any Periodic Lease of a Year or More
If ALL tenants have lived there longer than a year, the landlord is required to give a 60-day notice.
Notice to Terminate Tenancy – Fixed End Date in Lease
No notice is needed as the lease simply expires. It is recommended giving a 60-day notice anyway. I also recommend having the tenant sign an addendum to the lease requiring that the tenant notify the landlord 30 days prior to the end of the lease. This way the landlord will know whether they will prepare to market the property for rent.