Santa Rosa, CA asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

Q: My girlfriend and I are on a month to month lease with 1 roommate. Can the 2 of us give notice to vacate?

What if the 3rd Roomate doesn’t want to move out? Can we give notice and remove ourselves from the lease? Or are we responsible for the rent until a new Roomate is found?

1 Lawyer Answer
Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Portland, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: If all 3 of you are on the same lease, any of you can issue the required 30 day termination of tenancy notice. Doing so will legally terminate the lease for all 3, though #3 can always talk with the landlord to see if they can enter into a new rental agreement, with or without new, replacement additional tenants. You may or may not owe #3 something, depending upon any agreement you may have with them.

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