Can I move out even though I'm on a Lease? (Lease Break)
Please understand that leaving your rental property early means that you would be breaking your lease agreement. It may be advisable that you consider withdrawing your notice to vacate and remain in the property until your lease expiration date.
If you do wish to vacate, you can minimize your out of pocket expense by giving us notice at least 60 days prior to the day you intend to vacate and assisting with the leasing process by keeping the property in a "show ready" state and being flexible for showings while you prepare to move out. NOTE: You will be liable for rent until the unit is re-rented or your lease expires.
Excepting for special cases, California Landlord / Tenant Law provides that if you break your lease and move out early, you will remain responsible until the lease expires or until we are able to re-lease the property to another credit-worthy applicant to replace your tenancy. You would also be responsible for additional cost, (in full or prorated) including (but not limited to): rents, fees and cost as defined in the lease, advertising cost, real estate leasing fees and costs, attorney’s fees, court costs, possible maintenance expenses, and other expenses as allowed by your Rental Agreement and State law.
Failure to keep your account current could also result in legal action or collections efforts that could ultimately affect your credit standing.
Please review your Rental Agreement and "How does the Move Out Process Work?" If you have any questions, please contact our office.