How much notice to we have to give tenant to vacation with month to month rental?

We’re selling the house and the tenant is renting month to month. The tenant
agreed to showings, however, she is now being difficult and has limited showings
to one day a week for four hours, making it impossible to get the viewings
needed. What can we do as the homeowner? If we ask her to move, how much notice
do we have to give?

Asked on March 18, 2019 under Real Estate Law, Connecticut

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

The term "month-to-month" gives you the answer: you have to give her at least a month's notice, since her tenancy is for one month at a time. More: it has to be at least one full month, since tenancies begin at the beginning of a month and end on the last day. So, today is March 19; if she is month-to-month, it's too late to provide a month's notice for April 1 (i.e. that her last day would be March 31st and she'd have to be out on April 1). Rather, you can give her notice today for May 1st (April 30th last day), since that will be at least a month's notice.


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