What can happen if I move without giving proper notice?
Question & AnswerWhat can happen if I move without giving proper notice?
1. Make sure your landlord looks for a new tenant
The law says your landlord must try to find a new tenant as soon as possible. You might want to make sure your landlord knows this.
You might also want to check to see if they are trying to find a new tenant. Sometimes a landlord will keep a waiting list of people who want to rent in the building. Your landlord could use this list to find a new tenant.
If there is no waiting list, your landlord should at least put a “for rent” or “vacancy” sign at the front of the building and advertise in a newspaper or online.
You can try to make it easier for your landlord to find a new tenant. For example, you can make sure your landlord knows when you will be moving, even if you cannot give proper notice. It is a good idea to put this in writing to your landlord and keep a copy for yourself.
It can even be a good idea to offer to help find a new tenant. For example, you might know someone who is interested in renting the place, or you might have ways of telling more people about it, such as on social media.
It is not your responsibility to help your landlord find a new tenant quickly but it can benefit you if that happens. At the very least, make sure that you do not do anything that makes it harder to find a new tenant.
If your landlord cannot rent the place, the next two Steps tell you how to figure out when your will legally end. You are not responsible for the rent after that date.