My tenant prepaid rent for several months, however I received a notice today that the property appears to be vacant and a notice from the DWP that utilities have been shut off. This is a problem because the tenant is responsible for watering plants and maintaining the property. I did not get a response from my tenant so I peeked through the window and the unit is, in fact, vacant.
Can I go in and re-key/re-lease or do I need to post notices/due diligence as she has already paid for rent through the end of this month?
Landlord / Tenant Lawyer
Has possession been returned to you? Has the tenant informed you before leaving? Generally, you may give a notice of abandonment to effectuate a quicker return of the property. I suggest you speak to an attorney to help with this process.
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