My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of California:
I live in Orange County, CA - Initially when I signed the rental agreement, I gave the landlord the 1st, last & security deposit (stated just as that with amounts allocated for each). I gave a verbal notice to the landlord on the 1st that I should be moving out within 30-60 days & paid the rent. A few days later, I found another place & gave 30 day notice to vacate. Since I paid him twice for the rent, is he required by law to reimburse me one month's rent immediately or do I have to wait for reimbursement as I would for security deposit. There's also an issue of the rent having changed - so the last month's payment that I paid up front is different from the current rent - how do I handle this? Also, when sending a 30-Day Notice letter, when does the effective date start - from the date of the letter or is there a time alloted for mailing & for the landlord to receive the letter? I would really appreciate any help possible.