White Salmon, WA asked in Landlord - Tenant for Oregon

Q: Lease is up 12/31. We have not renewed or agreed to month to month. if we leave by 12/31, do we have to pay for 30 days?

Current lease term is up on 12/31, but we will not be renewing. We have until 12/15 to either renew or go month to month. If we find another place and vacate before the end of our term on 12/31, are we still obligated to pay for 30 days' notice?

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

A: Assuming you are in Oregon, it likely depends upon exactly what your lease says about renewal and/or termination. Fixed term leases vary - some automatically roll over into a month to month unless either party provides notice ahead of time that they do not wish to renew; some self renew for another whole lease term instead of going month to month; some just expire on the date in the lease and the tenant either gets out by the termination date or affirmatively makes other arrangements regarding renewal or when they will be out with the landlord.

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