I am a renter in san diego county the owner did a short sale less then 2 months ago ive lived here 3years ?

Question by : I am a renter in san diego county the owner did a short sale less then 2 months ago ive lived here 3years ?
without a lease my landlord called me a week b for my rent wasdue and said that escrow has started so i have 30 days to move . my rent is $ 1,000 per month she told me to only send her $ 600.00 for my last month . i didnt pay her any thing so that i would be able to use that money to move with on november 1st. i am a single mother of 5 what are my rights as a renter ?

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Answer by Paul in San Diego
With a month-to-month arrangement, your landlord only needs to give you a 30-day notice to vacate. You then owe the money for that last month, even if you moved out a couple weeks early. If you paid a deposit up front and you’ve been a good tenant, the landlord may just keep your deposit in lieu of you paying that last month’s rent. But, that would be a courtesy they extend to you, not a right.

As it is, the only right you have is that you get to stay 30 days from the date you received the vacate notice. And, you have the obligation of paying for all of that final 30 days. You would then have a move-out inspection and be notified of how much of your deposit you’re getting back. You’re getting a deal at $ 600 instead of the full thousand. You have nothing to complain about.

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4 Comments → “I am a renter in san diego county the owner did a short sale less then 2 months ago ive lived here 3years ?”


  1. Wildcat

    May 01, 2012

    Your rights are to pay what you legally owe or get sued for it. You are legally required to pay your last months rent. You had NO RIGHT to withhold that payment.


  2. Equality

    May 01, 2012

    None and you owe rent, late fees plus court costs when she sues you.


  3. Simpson G

    May 01, 2012

    Because you live in CA, “your landlord must give you 60 days advance written notice that the tenancy will end if you and every other tenant or resident have lived in the rental unit for a year or more.” http://www.dca.ca.gov/publications/landlordbook/moving-out.shtml#notices It’s right there in black and white.

    She is offering you a $ 400 discount on rent as a cash for keys inscentive. You can choose to decline that and instead take the full 60 days.

    If your babies daddies came and went and lived there within the last year, then you may not be eligible for the 60 days.

    If you do not pay her for October, you she has the right to sue you for full rent for that period of time.


  4. real estate guy

    May 01, 2012

    First, she cut you a break of $ 400. And being a mother of 5 and blah, blah, blah is crap. You owe her the $ 600.

    You are renting month to month. She has sold the property and has giving you the required 30 days to move. You must have known this day was coming since the property had been for sale…

    This is what you do

    Pay your rent of $ 600
    Find a place to move to
    And be out by the end of the month
    Leave the property in good shape.


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