Q: Can I move out of my rented room without notice, or do I legally have to give 30 day notice? I did not sign a lease
I live in a house and rent a room. I did not sign a lease prior to moving in a year ago. I am about to move and I'm wondering if I need to give 30 days notice? Or if I can leave whenever because I didn't sign a lease. I live in Portland Oregon
A: A written lease is not required and makes no difference in this matter. You do not have to give any notice - but you will owe an additional 30 days rent. If you give just 15 days written notice (it must be in writing to be legally valid) before moving out, you would then owe an additional 15 days rent (which a landlord may withhold from any security deposit refund). Or give a full 30 days written notice, move out on time, and not owe any additional rent at all.
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