My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California.
I have been renting a place month to month for 7 months, I gave notice that I have found a new place on the 12th, but the landlord is saying I much pay till the 15th (when they plan on having a new tenant move in). We have no written agreement for me renting, can he do that? I also do not have a security deposit, just a simple handshake to move in.
(some background, we had a dispute with everyone in the house when there was a noise complaint from me to the other tenants, this is when we decided it was time for me to move. I started looking but before I found something, they said someone was interested in moving in Mid April. So I rushed to find a new place, but they've said this person could move in sooner.) I can be out as early as the 1st, do I still have to pay till the 15th? Again no written agreement, and there has not been anything agreed on for move out because the future tenant's move in time has moved a bit. At one point the landlord claimed they could charge me a full months rent for April. Help please...just want to get out of this place while loosing the least amount of money!