Move out Inspection and L (by Elysian [MT]) Jun 2, 2015 9:38 AM|
Move out Inspection and L (by rani3182 [TX]) Jun 2, 2015 11:37 AM
Move out Inspection and L (by Elysian [MT]) Jun 2, 2015 11:47 AM
Move out Inspection and L (by Frank [NJ]) Jun 2, 2015 12:36 PM
Move out Inspection and L (by Vee [OH]) Jun 2, 2015 8:02 PM
Move out Inspection and L (by Elysian [MT]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2015 9:38 AM
State Specific Question About: MONTANA (MT)
Good morning! I will attempt to explain my situation before asking my question.
My rental property is located in Montana, and I live in California. My tenants lease ends 31Aug and they plan on moving to another state. I have already made arrangements to travel to Montana for 2 weeks in August to conduct the move out inspection and ensure a smooth transition. However, now my tenants are telling me that they could possibly move out before August, which is breaking the lease only for a month and I won't be able to do the move out inspection until August. I could possibly get tenants in there sooner but I would rather wait till I have a chance to get up there and do a complete inspection of the place prior to anyone coming in.
What are my tenants rights regarding the move out inspection and last months rent? What are my rights as a landlord to decide not to rent the house until the lease ends? Are the tenants liable for the last months rent even though they moved out early and broke the lease? Please help! --24.5.xx.xxx
Move out Inspection and L (by rani3182 [TX]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2015 11:37 AM
What does your lease say? highlight that to them about end of lease, termination of lease - do you have an ELT? What notice period is required?
From personal prespective - if they are moving out early and you have the chance to get it rented sooner - i would not want to have my house sit vacant and miss out on the summer rental opportunity --50.202.xxx.xxx
Move out Inspection and L (by Elysian [MT]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2015 11:47 AM
OK so I called the MLA and got some good advice! Apparently I cannot hold the tenants liable for August rent if I have an eligible tenant standing by to move in. I have already been advertising and it looks like I have quite a bit of interest already!
Also, I have to do the move out inspection within 7days-24hrs prior to the move out day or else I cannot withhold any of security deposit whatsoever. It looks as though I am going to have to find someone in the area (that I trust) to accomplish this task in my absence. I wonder if a property manager could be hired just for this task without having to obligate to a year long contract.
Has anyone done this before?
Move out Inspection and L (by Frank [NJ]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2015 12:36 PM
"lots of interest" does not equate to a confirmed money-in-the-hand & - a -lease- signed- tenant.
Despite all their promises what ensures that they will be out when your new one is contracted to be in....then what?
How would things be if the roles were reversed and YOU want them out a month early...how forgiving and accommodating would THEY be.
Hold their feet to the fire until they return the unit in acceptable condition. No refunds or accommodations until then.
While you have their $ you have leverage...not after its been returned --173.63.xxx.xx
Move out Inspection and L (by Vee [OH]) Posted on: Jun 2, 2015 8:02 PM
You need to find out local rules on returning the damage deposit accounting statement, as a standard I request in writing all the cabinets, windows, walls and water fixtures cleaned to equal the movein pictures and get quick turnover. It is possible to have unrented time under the original lease held accountable if you are advertising and showing- of course if they leave the place needing a lot of cleaning then in my area this is automatic charge to tenant. --75.94.xxx.xxx