I'm moving out of my Los Angeles, CA apartment at the end of this month and informed my landlord of this on June 17. The lease that I signed runs through June 30, and thereafter becomes month-to-month, so I thought there wouldn't be a problem. But he said he requires 30 days notice and wants me to pay rent through July 17.

I thought that 30 days notice was only required of month-to-month tenants. Do I have to pay rent for part of July even though my original lease only runs through June? I never indicated to my landlord that I would be extending the lease beyond the original 12 month period.

Is it presumed I would be extending my lease on a month-to-month basis beyond June unless I tell my landlord otherwise? And do I have to tell him 30 days in advance? Thanks!